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Published by justwrightcomms.ja, 2018-10-06 20:03:55

JR12Sept2018

Issue 12, Vol 1

Keywords: Junction Ride

ISSN:0799-5458
Issue12-Volume1
September2018

RIDE

Buy
a

Band!
pg15

PhotobyNicoleWright

pg7 pg12 pg16

Home‘nHealth History&Heritage Mind&Body

Issue12-September2018

Contents

3-PostcardTravel

4-JunctionTalent:ProudofmyProfession!

5-JunctionTalent

6-Nature&You! 12-History&Heritage
7-Home‘nHealth 13-CommunityLife
8-DeliciousDelights 14-LikkleBrawta
9-CultureClub:FeaturedCountry 15-BetheArtist
10-CultureClub;ConAmor...DeEspaña 16-Mind&Body
11-CultureClub:MotdelaFrance 17-KnowMore!

18-BuildYourBrain!

19-DoortotheFuture

W ordtotheReader Co l o p h o n

Theprincipalroutefrom thecapitalofJamaica-Kingston JunctionRide
-whichbringsonetoimportantplacesofinterest/capitals
suchasPortAntonioandPortMaria,theJunction,St.Mary Community Magazine
haslotstooffer...
'JunctionRideCommunityMagazine"hopestoshareallthis ISSN:0799-5458
Issue12,Volume1

September2018

andmorewithyou. DionneWright
Withinvaluablecontributionsfrom educationalandsocial
Allrightsreserved.

organisationsaswellasfrom communitymembersthemselves Noarticleorimagehereinmaybemodifiedor
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Closeyoureyesandimaginemilesandmilesofwhitesandbeach,cliffs,perfectwatersforawiderangeofwater-sports
andswimmingaswellasincrediblesunsets,glass-boomedboattoursandcountlesshotelstopickandchooseom.
One’stourofJamaicajustcannotbecompletewithoutavisittotheworld-famoustownofNegril,locatedatJamaica’smost
westernpoint,andintheparishesofWestorelandandHanover.Originallycalled“Negrillo”bytheSpaniardsin1494,

Negrilremainedatinyfishingvillageuntilitfinallyobtainedaroadin1959,openingittotheworld.

3 JunctionRideCommunity Magazine

JunctionTalent
Issue12-September2018
Getfeatured
ProudofmyProfession!Broom Maker inJRtoday!
Contactinfo

Forty-eightyearsismuchmorethansomecanremember,evenmorethanthe atback.

lifetimeofmanyreadingthisarticle.

Yet,itisforty-eightyearssinceMr.ReginaldWalker-skilledcraftsmanandjack-of-all-trades-

hasbeenmakingquality,sought-afterbroomstoearnhislivingandtakecareofhisfamily.

Funnyenough,thiswasneverhisplanbutasmanysay,whatistobewillbe.

AfriendofhisgotintosometroubleandwiththelargeheartthatMr.Walkerhas,whenherealized

thatthefriend’sparentsdidnothavetheneeded100Poundstofixthesituation,hesteppedinand

loanedthissum.Hehaddifficultiesregainingthismoneyandsocameupwiththeplanthatthefriend

(whoknew thecraft)wouldmakeandsellbroomstobeabletorepayhim.Atthistime,onecould

get2penniesforeachbroom.Thefrienddidnotputoutgreateffort,onlycompletingonebroom

andhalf-finishingafew others.Onheedingthewisewordsofhisgrandmother,whotoldhim to

repeatedlypulloutthebroomsthatwerehalf-madeuntilhecouldputthem backtogetherproperly,

Mr.Walkernotonlyregainedhismoneybutobtainedalife-longskillthatfew trulymaster.

Originallyfrom St.Thomas-aMaroonWithoutBorder-“Broomie”madehiswaytotheScottsHall
community4April,1978.Heisamanwhobelievesinworkinghardandhonestly,amanwhoenjoys
natureandashisnamedenotes,heisaseriouswalker,easilycovering distancesthatmanygettired
justthinkingof.
Mr.Walkerishighlyrespectedandlookedupto;someonewhomakesthebuildingofcommunity,
especiallybyinvolvingcommunitymembers,apriority.Despiterecentlylosinghishouseandallhe
ownedinafire(arson),hestillkeepsgivingandgivingandgiving.
Henow hasplanstoform anofficialcompanysothatbroom-makerscanaccesstheexportmarket,
asweMlrls.JaensnifemrHoarrrise-Burrereslpect.Mostcountriesareconvertingto“green”productsandthesewell-made
broomsbothpromoteeco-friendlylifestylesaswellasJamaica’srichculture.

Notjustanyonecanmakebroomsandmakethem well.
AcombinationofArtandScience,gluedtogetherbylotsoflove,it
israretofindtheyoungergenerationengaginginthisprofession.
Tomakebroomsbyhand,intricatelybringingtogetherthatchand
stickinunity,onehastobedisciplinedandpatient.Theworkthen
continuesinthemarketingand sellingofthesewares,teaching
humility.
ForRastafarians,thebroom -anenvironmentallyfriendlynecessity
-symbolizescleanlinessandpurity.
“Therearebroomsthataremadeforgeneralsaleandthenthere
broomsthatarecustom-madewithspecificinstructionswovenin,
forspecialeventsandpurposes”,declaresMr.Reginald‘Broomie’
Walker.
“Broomsareverypowerfultools-thesaying‘sweepoutdibad

Mr.Walker:876-822-9942 luck’isbasedonthisfact”.

JunctionRideCommunity Magazine 4

JunctionTalent Issue12-September2018

Itisnow ayearsinceyouandyouand
you have been contributing ofyour
timeand talentto theJunction Ride
Community Magazine and we are
takingthisopportunitytoacknowledge
you,tosay“thankyou”.
Themagazinewould surelynothave
beenwhatitiswithoutyourinvaluable
input.
“Whydo allthiswork?”,Iam asked
quitefrequently,receivingdisbelieving
lookswhen Iconfirm thatthere is
indeednoform ofsalaryorsponsorship
forthistaskthatIgivetomyselfeach
month (traveling to interview,doing
designs,writing& photography)and
thatthisismyvoluntarycontributionto
building the communities of the
Junction.

Beingasurvivorofchildabusewhoalsobarelymanagedtoescapefrom domesticabusehasleftmesuffering
andwithlifelongscars.However,theseeventshavealsoleftmequiteawareofandintunetothesufferings
ofothers.Otherswhosometimesneedjustonemomentofcheerorencouragementtoliftthem from
sadnessoreventosavetheirlives.Onelittlebitofinformationtochangethedirectionoftheirlives.

TheJRMagwascreatedtoboostconfidence,increaseliteracyrate,educateandinform (tosavelives)aswell
astoshow totheworldtheskills,competences,talents,goodsandservicesthatthepeopleintheJunction
havetooffer,whileguidingoutsiderstothem.

DW

True,theworkishardandattimesIfeellikestopping,butthen,justasmilefrom areader,justanemailfrom
someonewhooncelivedintheJunction,justseeingthehappinessofanabusedchildwhoseworkis
published,keepspushingmeforward.And,initsownway,keepssavingme.

Still,facingmanychallenges(financial,lackofproperequipment,aswellasadditionaltraumaandrisks
broughtonforfinallydecidingtospeakoutagainstandstanduptomyandmychildren’sabuserincourt),
Ihavedecidedtotakeabreakatthis,theendofvolume1,tohopefullyreturntohumblyservingyouatthe
beginningofthenew calendaryear,usingthemanytalentsIhavebeenblessedwith.

Inthemeantime,keeplovingyourselfandlovingeachother.

Sharethe“little’thatyouhave-formany,your”little”islikewinningthejackpot.

Believeinyourselfandknow thatyoutoo,youhavegreattalents,eventhoughyoumaynotthinkso.
Somejustneedtobeencouragedandguided,somejustneedtobelieveinthemselves.
Alwaysusethetalentsyouhavebeengiftedwithtohelpothers.

Blessings&onelove! DW

5 JunctionRideCommunity Magazine

Nature&You!

Issue12-September2018

Recreation
ocks!

Cavingistherecreationalpastimeof
exploringwild(generallynon-commercial)

cavesystems.Jamaicaisindeedaverysmall

island,however,thereareover1000cavesystems

here-morethanenoughforeveryone.

Caves-formednaturallyoverthousandsofyearsbythe

Weird butReal!weatheringofrockandextendingdeepunderground-
offeraglimpseintoanotherworld;aworldwherethereis TheAye-Ayeisfoundonlyonthe
islandofMadagascar.Anomnivo-
verylittlenaturallightbutlotsoflifeforms.Aworldfull rousanimalthatfeedson insect
ofincredibleartworkformedbythehandsofNature. larvaeandfruits,itcanliveforup

to20yearsbutonlygrowsasbig

Cavingisajourney,anadventure.Itisanopportunityto as24 inchesin length (head to
getexercise,havegreatsubjectsforphotography,build
tail). These nocturnal animals

team-workandsurvivalskills.Italsoallowsonetoimmerse spendtheirlivesinthecanopyof
therainforestsand avoid coming
oneselfinNature,tobetterstudyandunderstandScience, downtoearth.
Geology,Geography,Historyandmuchmore.

CreativeCrafts Straw

Theterm ‘straw’refersto narrow stripsofthefibrousdried
leavesofseveralvarietiesofpalms.Thestraw becomes‘straw
work’whenitiswovenorplaited,usingvariouspatterns,to
createutilitarianordecorativeproducts.

Beautifulbags,baskets,hats,furniture,broomsandmuchmore https://www.jamaica-reggae-music-vacation.com
aremadefrom thisversatileandlong-lastingmaterial.
Palm treesaboundrighthereinJamaica,intheJunction.Why
notgiveatryatthiscraftwhichcanbringgreateconomicaland
recreationalbenefits?

JunctionRideCommunity Magazine 6

Home'nHealth Issue12-September2018

Teachchildrento HealthCorner
nevergonearorinwater
Ihadneverheardof“Fibromyalgia”.That
is,untilIwasdiagnosedwithit,17years
ago.AllIknew wasthateachdayfrom
SafetyTipwithoutanadultpresent. about24yearsago,thesunroseandset
withmeinexcrutiatingpainthatnothing
reallyhelped.Itookonepainmedication
afterthe other,untilmy body just no
Knowyourplants!longerrespondedtothem.
Itossed and turned atnights,butno
positionhelpedthosepinchedfeelingsor
PlantFact thatburning painthatwasdeepinthe
muscle.Icouldn’tsleepandofcourse,I
byDionneWright was always tired.Then,there were the

CerassiealsoknownasBitterMelon,isa endless headaches, caused by nerves
highlyvalued medicinalplantthatis easily being pinched by these muscles con-
found growing wild in Jamaica.This plant tracting,especiallywhenIwasstressed.
can be had as a tea for“cleansing ofthe Idonotrememberwhatitisliketolive
blood”, removing harmful toxins while withoutpain.

replenishingenergywithitswiderangeof Fibromyalgia is a long-term or chronic
vitamins and minerals.Cerassie had been disorder, meaning there is no “here
proven usefulin the removalofparasitic today,gonetomorrow”hope.
worms,forabdominalpainsaswellascolds Itisacommonandcomplexchronicpain
and coughs.It can also be crushed and disorder that affects people physically,
applied totheskin tohealwounds,treat mentallyandsociallyandwhichischarac-
eczema,acneandinsectbites. terized by chronic widespread pain,
multiple tender points, abnormalpain
processing,sleep disturbances,fatigue
and often psychological distress.
Symptoms can wax and wain, with
severesymptomsbeingextremelydebili-
tatingandcaninterferewithanindividu-
alsbasicdailyactivities.
Mostly women and those who were
exposed to traumatic experiences get
fibromyalgia.
Thereisnocure.Treatmentinvolvespain
management and lifestyle adaptations
(conventionalmedicines,massages,diet,
psychologicalsupport, exercise, espe-
ciallyswimmingandyoga).

https://www.fmaware.org

7 JunctionRideCommunity Magazine

DeliciousDelights!
BreadfruitIssue12-September2018
ContributedbytheNaturalHistoryMuseum -InstituteofJamaica Therearemanywaystopreparebreadfruitotherthanitbeingroasted,fried,baked
andboiled..
Therearenumerousdishesthatcanbemadewiththisnutritiousstaple.

BreadfruitShrimpCakes

½ breadfruit,steamed/boiledandmashed

. 1smallonion,diced
6jumboshrimp,chopped,or1cupcrabmeat

5escallionleaves,chopped

2cupsbreadcrumbs

1egg,whisked

Pinchofsalt&whitepepper

Cookingoil

Instructions:
Mixbreadfruit,onion,shrimporcrab,scallions,saltandpepperandform intopatties.
Dipinegg,thenbreadcrumbsanddeepfryuntilgoldenbrownincolour.

Shop right.. 1pack'milk'powder:$150
Fish(fresh-from-the-sea)Tea

MoneyTight!!! VS

Callaloostuffedroastfish,servedwithroastyam &roastripeplantain
ChilledsugarcanejuiceTasty,Nutritious,Versatile

Coconutblissice-cream (home-madeintheblender)

1drycoconut:$100Bananacakewithhoney-almondnutbuttericing(home-made)

JunctionRideCommunity Magazine 8

CultureClub Issue12-September2018

&Sponsoredby: [email protected]
Draw theflag!!
India

Indiaistheseventhlargestcountryintheworld.Itislocatedonthecontinentof__________,
andhasanestimated1.343billioninhabitants,makingitthesecondmostpopulouscountry
intheworld.The_________________Mountainsform India’snorthernlimitsanditshares
borderwithsixothercountries.
Thereare________officiallanguages:Hindiand________________.Peoplefrom Indiaare
called______________.Malesaremoreliteratewithfemalestrailingfarbehind.
The__________tigerisIndia’snationalanimal.
Traditionally,Indiansfoundtoiletpaperrepellentandconsidereditcleanertosplashwater
withthelefthandintheappropriatedirection.Consequently,thelefthandisconsidered
uncleanandisneverusedforeating.

(Pastepictures)!From India: HHGHMeIooolylowlowodnvaabertmyeyoeoeyuoissua.?.-y.-:--na-aamlvmaMekipradaaaisarknattahetnuaiasmahemsoeoh_npa_.yi_nahr?ai

Chess 9 JunctionRideCommunity Magazine

Decimalsystem

Issue12-September2018 CultureClub

Con amordeEspaña.
ElviraSardàBosch

Cataluya (in Catalan:Catalunya,inAranese:Catalonha)isa Spanish
autonomouscommunity,consideredahistoricalnationality,locatedin
thenortheastoftheIberianpeninsula.Itoccupiesaterritoryof32,000
km²thatbordersonthenorthwithFrançaandAndorra,ontheeastwith
theMediterraneanSeaalongamaritimestripofabout580kilometers,on
thesouthwiththeValencianCommunity,andonthewestwithAragón.
Thisstrategicsituationhasfavoredaveryintenserelationshipwiththe
territoriesoftheMediterraneanbasinandcontinentalEurope.Catalonia
isformedbytheprovincesofBarcelona,Girona,LleidaandTarragona.Its
capitalisthecityofBarcelona.

In2017,7,504,008peopleliveintheCatalanterritoryinatotalof947
municipalities,ofwhich64exceed20,000inhabitants(inwhichmore
than70%oftheCatalanpopulationlives).Twothirdsofthepopulation
livesinthemetropolitanareaofBarcelona.
CataloniaenjoysaMediterraneanclimate,althoughwithlargetem-
peraturevariationsbetweenthecostercoast,withamildclimate,
temperateinwinterandveryhotinsummer;theinteriorthathasa
Mediterraneancontinentalclimate,withcoldwintersandveryhot
summers;andthemountainousareasnearthePyrenees,whichhavea
highmountainclimate,withsub-zerominimaandabundantsnow in
winter,annualrainfallabove1000mm andlesshotsummers.
InCatalonia,severallanguagesarespoken,withthemainonesbeing

C ATALONIAcatalàandCastilian.AccordingtotheStatuteofAutonomy,both
languages,togetherwithoccità(initsvariantaranesa),areofficial.
Inaddition,CatalanisconsideredthelanguageofCatalonia,while
occità isconsidered the language ofValld'Aran.Generally the
Catalansarebilingualandtheyknowthetwomainlanguagesalthough
theydifferwithrespecttothelanguagetheyhaveintheirmother
tongue.
Cataloniahasarelativelystronggeographicaldiversity,takinginto
accounttherelativelysmallsizeofitsterritory.Thegeographyis
conditionedbytheMediterraneancoasttotheeast,with580kilome-
tersofcoastline,andthelargereliefunitsofthePirineusdelNort.

Cataluña:serseguidoenlasiguientepublicacióndeJunctionRideCommunityMag.azine.

JunctionRideCommunity Magazine 10

CultureClub Issue12-September2018

Penpals
Doyou
wantapenpal

too?

Contactustoday!

OnlineFrenchlessons
+penpalsfrom France.

Liberté,Egalité,Fraternité

LaMarseillaise

FactsaboutFrance

*FranceisthelargestcountryintheEuropeanUnionandthemostvisitedcountryinthe
world.

*ThecityofParis-thecapitalofFrancewhichhasapopulationofover2.2millionpeople-
hasonlyonestopsign.

*Theparachute,thehotairballoon,themotionpicturecamera,thebicycleandinflatable
tiresforcarsareallFrenchinventions.

11 JunctionRideCommunity Magazine

Issue12-September2018 History&Heritage

F romB lightoR oastandF ry...225Y earsoftheB readfruit

ContributedbyTeonaThomas,ExhibitionGalleryOfficer,NaturalHistoryMuseum ofJamaica(NHMJ)

TheHistoryofBreadfruitinJamaica

Thescientificnameforbreadfruit,Artocarpusaltilisisderivedfrom the
Greekwords"artos"("bread"),"karpos"("fruit")and“altilis”(“fat”)andis
referredtotraditionallyinJamaicaasBreshe.ThefruitcametoJamaicain
1793byCaptainWilliam BlighwhotravelledtoTahitiwhereBlighandhis
team collected2,126seedlessvarietiesofwhich346cametotheisland.
ThesewereplantedinBathBotanicalGardens,St.Thomasanditis
believedthatallbreadfruitsinJamaicaaredescendantsofthose.
However,didyouknow thatthemainreasonwhythebreadfruitwas
broughttoJamaicawastofeedtheenslavedAfricansonsugarplantations?
TheenslavedAfricansfounditdistastefulastheypreferredgrowingand
eatingfoodsthatwerepartoftheirAfricantraditionsuchasyam,cassava
andackee.Breadfruitwasonlyeatenwhentheirfavouredfoodswere
limited,butoverthecenturiesthishaschangedasitisnow widely
acceptedandeatenbyJamaicans.

DidyouknowtherearefourdifferenttypesofbreadfruitvarietiesinJamaica?
TheseareSaintKittsorTimor,Cassava,Yellow-Heart/White-HeartandMaccabreadfruit.

Theyaredifferentiatedbytheirleaftypesandskintexture..

Saint-KittsorTimor MaccaBreadfruit White-heartBreadfruit RoastYellow-heartBreadfruit
Breadfruit

Doesbreadfruithavemedicinalproperties?
Thebreadfruitissaidtobehighinnutrientsasitishighincarbohydratesandagoodsourceofantioxi-
dants,calcium,carotenoids,copper,dietaryfiber,energy,iron,magnesium,niacin,omega3,omega6,
phosphorus,potassium,protein,thiamine,vitaminAandvitaminC.Forexample:
1.Cardiovascularhealth:Duetobreadfruitbeinganexcellentsourceofpotassium,ithelpstoreduce
bloodpressureinthebodyandregulatestheheartratebyminimizingtheeffectsofsodium.Therefore
itisheart-friendly.
2.Resistanceagainstinfections:Breadfruitcausesthebodytodevelopresistanceagainstinfectious
agentsduetothegreatamountofantioxidantsitcontains.
Jamaicanshaveabittosayaboutbreadfruit…

AsJamaicanswetendtocreatesayings,beliefs,proverbsandfictionalstoriessurroundingvarious

itemswhichform partofourculture.Acommonsayingis:‘Breadfruitmekyuhcoward'.Thiscanbe

heardoftenbypersonslivingwithinruralJamaicaor‘thecountry’becausetheybelievetraditionally

whenyoueattoomuchbreadfruititallowsyoutoseeghosts.

JunctionRideCommunity Magazine 12

CommunityLife Issue12-September2018

W hat”sbeenhappening?

New uniforms!
CastletonPrimary&JuniorHighSchool GoldenValleyInfant&PrimarySchool

Boysoncewore Uniformsthat
khakishirtswith reflectedthename
khakitrousers;
girlsworenavy (aswellaspaint
tunicswithblue colour)of

shirts. theinstitutionare
now acalmerhue.
Now,bothboys
andgirlsweara SinceSeptember,
brightercombo: lightpinkshirtsand
goldenshirtswith
brownskirts/ greytrousersare
arewornbyboys
trousers.
whilegirlswear
lightpinkshirtswith

greytunics.

Broom-makersFestival&Exhibition:CastletonGardens,Sunday30September2018

Onethingthatremainstrueforallbroom-makersisthebeliefthatthe
broom representscleanlinessandthatitisaspecialprofessionwhich
notjustanyonecanjustjumpinto.
LeadingPriestChristopherMorantnamestheselectedsellingdaysas
Sundays,Tuesdays&Thursdaysandaddsthatheisproudtowalkinthe
hotsunsellinghisbroomsasthisisameansforhim tohonestlyearnhis
breadandbeself-reliant.The‘house’broom representstheEmpress
Menen(woman);the‘yard’broom -MarcusGarvey(man);theshort/
‘hand’broom isEmperorSelassieandthetall/cobwebbroom isKing
EmmanuelCharlesEdwardsvii.
ProphetLincolnandHonourableProphetGeorge,whoaccompanied
LeadingPriestMoranrfrom the“Jerusalem School”inBullBayadded
thatchildrenbeingobedienttoparentsandparentsnotprovokingtheir
childrentowrathiskey.

Broom-makingisaculture,onethatthisman
learntfrom hisparentswhowerealsoreputed
broom-makers.Hesaysnothingcomesclose,
asthisskillbringshim independence.

13 JunctionRideCommunity Magazine

Issue12-September2018 LikkleBrawta

- - - - - - - Indistreetz of Jamaica - - - - - - -

Hisbed:thesidewalk

Hismattress:cardboard

Hispillow:ashoe

Histv:thepassers-by

FruitfulFarmer JamaicanSayings

Thefarm shouldbean “Everyhoehabdem stickahbush!”
ecosystem which
Thereissomeoneoutthereforeachoneofus.
promotesthe‘circleof
life’viabiodiversity. Bashedforbreastfeeding!!

Innadi Amotherdiscreetlyfedherhot,thirstybabyinacornerofthebus.Feelingsomeonetapthechild’s
arm,shelookeduptoseetheconductressorderinghertostopbreastfeedingbecausethe“baby
wastoooldforthat”.Shefixedthebaby’sarmandignoredheroutbursts,continuingtofeedher
son.Ondescendingfromthebus,theconductressshoutedather,“yuhfitapgidibabytitti!”.At
this,themotherturnedandrepliedthatitwasayoungbaby.Asthebusspedoff,theconductres
pushedherheadthroughthewindowandangrilyshouted,“yuhfitap!Nomannahguhwa’anyuh
widyuhtittidemlangdungahyuhwaise!”

JunctionRideCommunity Magazine Moral:lookingpreytogetaman(asonecertainlycannotlivewithoutone!)
isfarmoreimportantthandoingwhatisnaturalandright-feedinga
hungrychildfoodthatwascreatedespeciallyforhim.

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BeTheArtist Issue12-September2018

FamousJamaicanArtist
---YOU---

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Supportthepeopleof
theJunction&theJRMagazine
bybuying3macramébracelets.

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Drawandcolourtherestoftheimage.

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JunctionRideCommunity Magazine

Issue12-September2018 Mind&Body

WATCHYOURWORDS...
Yourchildrenaresettlingintotheirnew routineatschoolandwecontinueourthree-part
seriesofraisingconfidentchildren.Thisoneisforyou,whetheryouareaparent/guardian
orsimplyhaveoccasionalcontactwithchildren.

Youprobablyknow thesaying,“sticksandstonescanbreakmybonesbutwordscannever
hurtme”.
AsachildIremembermakingthatretortwheneveranotherchildsaidsomethingthatinreality
hurtmeverymuch!
Thissayingisfarfrom true.
Brokenbonesheal,andifsetproperly,mayfadefrom ourmemories.
Ontheotherhand,wordshavethepowertohurt,healandshapelives,nomatterhow old
(oryoung)weare.

Youmaynotbeconsciousofit,butwearealltalkingtoourselves,allthetime.
Andno,thisdoesn’tmeanweare‘mad’.Stopforamomentandthinkaboutsomethingyou
thinkyoucannotdo.Youtellyourself“Ican’tdo (blank)well”and youavoid every
opportunitytotrytodothisthing.These“self-talk”messagesaretheresultofthethingswe
havebeentoldallourlives,startinginchildhood.

Sohow doyouraisechildrenwhogrow upwithpositiveself-talk?
Help them to lovethemselvesbyspeakingtrue,positivewordsabouthow theylook.
Forexample,“it’sokaythatyournoseisnotstraight,nosescomeinallshapesandsizes”.
Encouragetheirefforts,evenwhentheydon’tdoaswellasyouwouldlike.
Useactionwordstohelpthem dobetternexttime.
Don’tletthem hearyouspeakingnegativelyaboutothersanddiscouragethem from doingso

...andgrowconfident

CHILDREN!

RosemarieV oordouw

RegisteredAssociateCounselingPsychologist&PublicRelationsDirector
JamaicanPsychologicalSociety(JamPsych)

JunctionRideCommunity Magazine 16

KnowMore! Issue12-September2018

awordonabuse:W hydidInotreportit?

“BecauseIthoughtitwasmyfault.” “Iwashumiliatedandafraid.
Hewasfamily”
“Ididreportittomymother,that
herhusband waited untilshewent “Hewasmybrother:Iwas7andhe
intotheshowertosexuallyabuseme. was16.He threatened me so I
Shecalledmealiar..Untiloneday wrote in my diary instead of
sheconfrontedhim andhesaidhe talking.Hefounditandtoreitto
wanted to impregnanteme.Iwas shreds.
10” Thelasttimeherapedme,Iwas22.
Thiswasjustdaysbeforehegot
“Heknew whereIlived.heknew my married”.
schedule.hethreatenedto hurtme
andmyfamilyifIevertold.Hemade “Iwastoldthatbecausehewasmy
mefeellikeitwasmyfault.Hewas boyfriend,hewasentitled to my
older,andstrongerthanme. body.Iwastold Iletithappen
Iwasafraid.Iwasashamed.Iwas becauseIgaveup tryingto stop
embarrassed.Iwasa virgin.Iwas him.Iwastolditwastoolateto
only13” callthepolice.
IwastoldIledhim on”.
Atthetime,Ididnotevenrecognizeit
asrapeandIblamedmyselfforhaving Iwas18whenmyDr.sexuallly
allowed it to happen,for having assaultedmeinhisoffice,who
stoppedfightingtopushhim offand wouldhavebelievedme?
away from me.Ijustlivewith the
shameofbeinganothernumberonhis
scoreboard.

“Ithoughtitwasnormal.IthoughtIprobablybroughtitonmyself.thoughtnoone
wouldcare.Ithoughtitprobablydidn'tmatteranyway.IthoughtIwasn'timportant
enoughtobother.IthoughtIwasalone”.

17 DW

JunctionRideCommunity Magazine

Issue12-September2018 BuildYourBrain!

Homeschool Brainexercisetip BeInspired

Tips'n Tales Topreventmemory Believeinsomething,
loss&sharpenmind: evenifitmeans
Ifsomething,anything,
isn’tworking, Eatabrain- sacrificingeverything.
boostingdiet JustDoIt.
giveitonemoretry
andthenmoveon.

2018 https://www.revolvy.com/topic/Edna%20Manley&item_type=topic

Activity Usethelistedwordstocompletethe“Breadfruitfilintheblanks”
paDssraagwebaenlodw.colRoouurntdh,eFirberset,oBfretshhee,i1m79a3g,eY.ellow-heart,WilliamBligh

ContributedbytheNaturalHistoryMuseum-IoJ IwascarriedtoJamaicain__________onashipbyCaptain_______________________.
Iam greenincolourand_______________inshape.Therearefour(4)typesofmebut
the________________________varietyismostlylovedbyJamaicans.Iam auniqueplant
asmy________________canbeusedtomakemanycraftyitems.Iwasnotlovedatfirst
butnow Iam the main choice offood in householdsand Jamaicanscallme
__________________.

Colourthepartsofthebreadfruit:

Stem:Brown

Veinofleaves:Yellow

Leaves:Green

Breadfruit:Light/limegreen

JunctionRideCommunity Magazine 18

DoortotheFuture Issue12-September2018

TechTalk Upcycle Challenge!

LAWs,orlethalautonomousweaponsystems,isthe
notsodistantfuture,wheremachines-capableof
autonomouslypatrollingtheperimeterofacountryor
regionanddecidingwholivesandwhodies,withouta
humanoperator-becomeafamiliarsight.
LAWS(AI-controlledroboticwarfare)wouldselect,
target,andkillwithoutanyhumaninput.Whilethese
weaponssystemsdonotyetexist,leadingscientists
agreethattheysoonwill.

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BeamingBaby
loves
Thegreatoutdoors!

Babieswhoconsistentlyplayornapamidstnaturehaveamorepleasantpersonality,sharebetter,aregreat
thinkers,andaremuchmoreawareofandintunetotheirenvironment.Mindsthatareatthepointof
soakingupeverythingarestimulatedbyalltheawesomesounds,colours,texturesandsmellsofNature
evenmore.SunlightprovidesvitaminDtohelpbuildstrongerbonesandbooststhelevelofserotonin,bet-
teringmoodandloweringstresslevel.
Didyouknowthatsincethe1940s,Scandinavianparentstaketheirchildrenoutsidefortheirnaps,evenin
sub-zerotemperatures?

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