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About marvalousmarva

I am an educator, writer, and community/cultural activist of Jamaican heritage, deeply concerned about the way we shape and are shaped by society. How do we engage the resources around us to realize our creative potential? It is my intention to engage an audience in energetic and provocative discussion on these issues.


WHEN THE SIMPLE BECOMES AN EXTRA-ORDINARY EXPERIENCE What we see when traveling along the way, depends on the clarity of the window through which we peer at life.  I am big on turning experiences into memories and this weekend came … Continue reading

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As much as it is swept by grief, life is washed with joy embedded in the simple pleasures of the Universe.  Hold your face to the sun, I tell my dear friend caught in the throes of mental anguish. To … Continue reading

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COLOR ME BOLD! Colors remind me that I can create my story in whatever shade I want. As I celebrated my birthday this past week [much of it spent outdoors in the park, walking on the beach, and watching the … Continue reading

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Is it Possible to Live a Life of Ecstasy in 2016?

Open your heart & be a loving witness to yourself in 2016 The Native Americans say that we can live a life of ecstasy everyday as long as we focus on the spiritual world and honor our place in it. … Continue reading

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Nothing Feels as Good As Becoming Who You Are Meant to Be!!!

 I am the Best Version of Myself!! Grace ,Power & Bravery  Keeping my Heart Open!

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Two weekends ago I spent the time celebrating with childhood friends.  And I had the time of my life doing so: dancing, catching up on childhood memories and laughing till the tears flowed. My husband and I traveled to Atlanta … Continue reading

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Celebrate Everything!!!

My Dear Friends, Thank You For Your Delightful Source of Friendship & Wisdom!   It has been my greatest wish to foster a creative community of practice which allows the space for empowered women to fellowship and support the creative … Continue reading

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Share Your Legacy & Enrich the Future Why We Should Write: The Miami Book Fair International 2014 How exciting and I must admit, also emotional for me, participating as a panelist on the African/Caribbean Diaspora Genealogy Panel at the 31st … Continue reading

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Nature & The Life of Inner Peace

Rocks, Water & Plants: Let the Power of Nature Renew Your Spirit! The Imagination is Everything. Einstein I am always amazed at the power and potency of the land when I travel or even when I walk and observe familiar … Continue reading

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Turn Your Face to the Sun & the Miracles Will Come

  Amidst the cliches and all the self help talk  that abound one is challenged to determine what makes sense and how to focus one’s energy and attention towards achieving one’s most important goals. Oftentimes, disappointments are slung your way … Continue reading

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