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THE BOOK OF JUDE – CHAPTER XII

Happy New Years – There’s Habits to Be Made I am Jude. I hope that you and your family enjoyed the holidays. My family was sick in the days leading up to Christmas so we were only able to have direct contact with one another after we all obtained negative Covid results. And even with…

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THE BOOK OF JUDE – CHAPTER XI

Joy To the World – Finding Ways to Make the Holidays More Meaningful I am Jude. Tis the season! The time of gift giving and celebration! However, this year I am trying to find more meaning in the holidays. Like many others, I have grown tired of the commercialization of Christmas.  We seem to be…

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THE BOOK OF JUDE – Chapter X

Chapter X – 1993 I am Jude. It’s December 16th 1993. Dionne and I are back in Truro, living in a small, top floor apartment on Elm St. Following my graduation from Dalhousie University, I am enrolled in the Continuing Education program at the Nova Scotia Teacher’s College while determining whether to pursue teaching or…

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THE BOOK OF JUDE – CHAPTER IX

CHAPTER IX – HAPPY 50TH BORN DAY I am Jude. Happy 50th born day to you Dionne Paris-Clyke! We rarely tell the ones we care about the most how much we love them. I am certainly guilty of it. So today I want the world to know why you are my day one, and the…

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THE BOOK OF JUDE – CHAPTER VIII

Chapter VIII – How Ya Living? I am Jude. Life. Many accept that it is something that happens to us and not through us. I believe the opposite. I believe it is through our families, friends, and personal relationships that we actually create a meaningful life.  Our connections can generate happiness and fulfillment. They can…

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THE BOOK OF JUDE- CHAPTER VII

Chapter VII- Passion I am Jude. I believe that each of us possess passion. These are the strong desires that inspire our interests, shape our behaviours and influence how we interact with the world. Our passions shape our decisions, and by extension our lives. As a result, we are often drawn to particular peer groups,…

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THE BOOK OF JUDE- CHAPTER VI

Chapter VI – The Seasons of Change I am Jude. The change process can be described in countless different ways. There are many various evidenced-based systems and trademarked frameworks. However, there is a particular metaphor about personal development that I find compelling. I’m describing it as ‘The Seasons of Change’. Essentially, it uses each season…

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THE BOOK OF JUDE – Chapter V

Chapter V – How does it feel to be Fifty-One? I am Jude. I am now Fifty-One years old. When I say it out loud it sounds like a BIG number! It doesn’t have the same gravitas as 50, but it commemorates a more meaningful achievement, my personal growth. To me, my progress has been agonizingly…

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THE BOOK OF JUDE – Chapter IV

Chapter IV – The Costs of Being Better I am Jude. The forth entry in my blogging journey considers some of the things that you may have to give up or experience in your efforts to Break Free and Be Better.  Generally, when we are trying to create or eliminate habits we focus on the…

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THE BOOK OF JUDE – Chapter III

Chapter III – I am Blessed and Highly Favored! I am Jude. I begin the next chapter of my ‘personal development blog’ by acknowledging my father’s 88th birthday. An amazing milestone by any measure!!  Charles Alleyne hails from Tobago. Trinidad’s much smaller and less sophisticated sibling. The dual Caribbean nation is located off the coast…