Being the best she can be.
Full name: Valeska Luckert
Nick name: Val
Occupation: Marina Manager and Project Developer
Curent home: St. Maarten
She has been called tough, resilient, determined, a superwoman and funny but to me she is best known as my best friend and childhood pal.
Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice or discipline which originated in India. At least it is according to Wikipedia. To me it just looked like a bunch of weird uncomfortable poses. Until one September day when I was invited to try it out by Melinda of Joga SXM, the newest yoga studio on the island.
I immediately jumped at the opportunity to try out this phenomenon called yoga. I’ve heard so much about how it’s suppose to enlighten you and how it is both physical and emotional. Why not, I thought. Especially now that I am “searching” for myself.
Let me begin by saying that if you were able to find the answer to the above question please don’t be greedy. Don’t keep it all to yourself. Be a dear and share it.
If you read my first blog post “It’s a Big World out There” you know now that I recently had what I kindly call a revelation. Actually it was more like a life crisis combined with a wee little bit of a burnout and whole lot of crazy. You see, I was a few weeks away from my 40th. Yes, I know, I don’t look a minute over 25. Don’t hate. We can’t all be blessed with good genes.
Let me start by saying September and I are no friends.
This hate/love relationship with the 9th month of the year started when I first arrived on the island 14 years ago and the feeling remains unchanged today.
Allow me to explain why…….
Why should you try to fit in when you were born to stand out?
Full name: Stacy-Ann Van Iersel-Taylor
Nick name: Moonie
Occupation: Makeup Artist and Personal Stylist
From: Kingston, Jamaica
Current home: St. Maarten
Aaaah Summer. The season most people look out to. It’s the time for bikinis and ridiculous crash diets. Time for suntaning and fatuous flirting. To many, summertime symbolizes fun, freedom, romance and passion. For us on St. Maarten however, it is the season we dread the most. Summer means Hurricane Season. And being located smack in the hurricane belt is no fun, I can tell you that.