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Author: Indra Denys (dih-nees)

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Hi, pull up your favourite chair and join Barbados-born writer, singer and blogger, Indra Denys and guests for tips on aligning your thriving creative business with your joy & wellness so you can shine and serve from a place of refreshment. Follow along with breathing exercises or grab a pen for writing inspiration and freelancer biz tips. As a teen she almost gave up on life; now as a woman saved by grace, Indra is living joyfully on purpose while encouraging others. She has travelled to 20 destinations, currently works (mostly) from home, and is probably cooking or editing right now.
61 Episodes
Do you have a calling to write a book, but haven't found the time to get started, or maybe pick up where you left off? In this podcast episode, the author of "Gimme A Home Birth - The Birth Story I Didn't Expect" shares her writing and publishing journey, along with encouragement for aspiring writers. Korena Darnelle came up with the idea for her first book after giving birth, and the experience inspired her to put pen to paper and fingers to keys to produce what is fast becoming a popular read among Bajans and visitors.Get to know her on Instagram @korenadarnelle and find out more about this proactive entrepreneur who is also a diligent employee, and the author of a book written for women, men and medical professionals from her firsthand experience. Korena is a devoted wife and mother who believes that we should focus more on thriving artistry than the 'starving artist' syndrome - y'all know I'm all for that, while still fanning your passion for whatever gifts you've got.Stay tuned for the matching blog post (with transcriptions of nuggets) - it will be right here on Joywithin blog - Send in a voice message:
So, it’s no secret by now - starting a business and going on to maintain and grow it, is not easy - or for everybody. Having a support system is fabulous, but it’s not always a given. So what can you do if nobody nearby is cheering you on as your navigate launching a business? Listen for encouragement. Get freelancer tips and refreshment reminders on Send in a voice message:
Hi there, today we're starting a new quarterly series on 'Joy within' podcast. It's called 'Mindset Refresh' with a special guest who is a clinician and researcher joining us from the U.S. Joanne Nicholls shares her expertise on The Brain and Behaviour along with key strategies to:understand the difference between acute and chronic painidentify our predispositions and coping mechanismsbreathe beyond stress and remember our wellnessexpress and overcome the tendency to catastrophize with practical exercisesbe proactive about declaring truth over our livesPain - fear - anxiety...some of the topics addressed in this very honest and open conversation about choosing and nurturing a healthy thought life." may come to down to just being in the workplace - at your desk...rehearsing what your truth the midst of threat.Stay committed to what your response will be."Have your mug of tea, coffee or smoothie ready? Notebook and pen nearby? Ok cool - let's grow.After listening to this episode, check out the blog post that shares a review on a life workshop co-hosted by our guest/co-host and tune into the brain tips there too.To connect with Joanne Nicholls of The Mc Kenzie Project and book a seminar on The Brain & Behaviour or request her notes from today's segment, e-mail: Send in a voice message:
Hiii, what comes to your mind when you hear the word, “punctuality?” Well, it’s important, but still; we’re not designed to be a hostage to time. So how then do we successfully schedule and follow-through, assign and align, plan and implement, declare and complete...and, when the tempo of those things seems to miss a do we exhibit patience? Let’s have an honest talk about this topic ‘cause as much of a planning-fan I am, none of us is truly in control of time--- Send in a voice message:
Hi there, in today’s episode we’re tending to 3 of your questions that came in about: 1. Moving from being an employee to an entrepreneur 2. Coordinating a group to successfully complete an assignment 3. Growing from ‘starving artist’ to creative entrepreneur. Let’s get started --- Send in a voice message:
Hi there. Today's episode highlights a new guest in the 'Celebrate A Sister' series, Sheldene Brathwaite. She is the fashion designer of Charmaine's Couture, and owner of La Mode Dimitri Boutique, and 'I Give You Glory.' She always had a keen sense of fashion from a young age and started by attending classes in fashion designing and sewing. The vision for her brand is to create unusual yet distinctly fashionable and elegant pieces for women. Sheldene loves fashion passionately and shares a moving moment that inspired her along her creative journey to pursue her calling whole-heartedly. She was a shy person who had to step out in faith to start her businesses and continues to shine by the work of her hands. Listen up for gems of encouragement for aspiring entrepreneurs and ladies who need a word of refreshment.Visit her on Instagram @lamodedimitriboutique'Joy within' podcast is recorded in Barbados.Highlight on the way: A clinician will be hosting a new quarterly series right here starting this April. She'll be sharing her expertise and insight on The Brain and showing us how the way we each think influences the different areas of our life, and how we can make healthier decisions that resonate into our lives, relationships and businesses.--- Send in a voice message:
Let’s talk about language, social media, message and community for a moment. In this episode, we’ll walk through 7 platforms: YouTube, Wordpress Blog, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Podcast. From groups, contacts and character limits to trending content, tags and algorithms, each social media spot has a ‘fingerprint’ though there are still some similarities. Here are some notes to consider when approaching the delivery of your message in different online settings. --- Send in a voice message:
Hi there, meet Linda M. Deane, a storyteller, writer, publisher, mum and co-founding director of Arts Etc. In today's episode, Linda walks us through her interesting journey with words and invites us into the mind and life of a diligent wordsmith and arts event coordinator. From her early days in England to her present walk in Barbados, our gracious guest shares inspiration for aspiring authors, and gives us insight into the creative writing history and storytelling landscape of this tropical island.Linda M. Deane is also a writing coach, for those of you who are considering sharing your own story through written words. Connect with her on Facebook (The Summer StoryTeller) and Instagram @The_Summer_Storyteller and get paper and pen (or a typing thingie) to take notes. She shares about an upcoming event and offers sound advice for creatively-inclined people.And yes - giggles included along the way.Blog post highlighting this interview coming up.Indra Denys @itsjoywithin--- Send in a voice message:
Showing genuine appreciate is so important in how others - how WE experience and receive care and compassion. Here’s a little reminder for those feeling unseen or unappreciated today... you DO matter --- Send in a voice message:
I was recently invited to a workshop with 20 entrepreneurs and corporate team members at a seminar space just outside of Bridgetown, Barbados - called Elijah House. The topic: “The Brain & Behaviour In The Workplace.” It was such an insightful, education and inspiring workshop and experience, led by Joanne Nicholls, a Clinical Therapist, and Corporate/Leadership Trainer, Tyrone Gerald-King, visiting from the U.S. In this podcast episode I share a brief overview of what we learned and also a recommendations to corporate leaders, educators, entrepreneurs and nerds, to book this workshop for your team to upgrade your business from the inside out. Contact Send in a voice message:
Hiya, so glad you joined me for this episode and hope it inspires you to enjoy daily moments of refreshment. Consider that an invitation to find and deviate a part of your day to serenity. Everyone’s life has different contents and we each dance to a different rhythm from season to seasons but across the board, a combination of diligent work - - paces with and quiet time, is a key to wellness and refreshment in our approach to everyday life, regardless of what your life looks like. --- Send in a voice message:
Remember when BBs came to town? Blackberries - the phone, not the fruit. I remember the first time that shrill triple alter resonated through the room, “pweep-pweep-pweep!” and even then, had the though that this whole phone thing could become an annoyance if not managed. Is your phone bossing you around? Is it your phone, or are you its person? The other day, my phone hollered at me...--- Send in a voice message:
So many are asking about the qualities and traits of a “successful” entrepreneur and there really is no cookie-cutter explanation or one-size-fits-all answer, but there ARE some things to consider when choosing your approach to being an entrepreneur and aligning that with the true essence of who you are and more importantly, whom you’re created to be. Listen in and get a pen and journal for the question prompts at the end. Thanks for listening. --- Send in a voice message:
Working from home is an interesting experience, with its fair share of perks, challenges and adventures. You ever have the compulsion to just go for a walk or drive anywhere or edit the design and tempo of your day whenever you’re inspired to? Well, you can when you work-from-home, for the most part. Still, it isn’t glamorous and often involves other activities like sweeping, doing the laundry, wiping down your kitchen counter and tiles... - in this episode, I share tips to orienting yourself on pacing household duties with business tasks and some key clues as to what it means and takes to work from’ll find tips on activities you can do to stay refreshed and notes to consider if you are longing to start your own business as a work-from-Home entrepreneur. Entrepreneurship isn’t for the faint of heart and you don’t have anything to prove to anybody but if you’re called to do this, here are some things to consider and plan for.--- Send in a voice message:
 It's a fresh new season in the 'Celebrate A Sister' series and our first guest for the year joins us from Zimbabwe. Tarryn Leigh is the founder of 'Rhema' an encouragement and devotional group for women and today we carved out time to record this podcast episode for you.Tarryn Leigh shares:"About a month ago, I started a group on Instagram initially. I wrote on my IG story, 'Whoever wants to join a support group and is suffering from inconsistency and wants to chase their goals, join me on this one.”And I had the privilege of having initially at first 73 - actually, it was 80 girls joined group chat, and I was shocked."In this refreshing conversation, Tarryn shares so honestly about the inspiration to start the movement that sprung from a struggle, and invites us in to the daily essence and tempo of the group that's growing by grace. She encourages women to be their sisters' keeper and not tear each other down, and she's taken a bold step forward by creating a safe space using accessible tech for women to share, support and encourage each other through the Word of God."As we pray The Lord’s prayer…’Thy will be done.’ That is what I essentially want the ladies to understand. You have your plans, yes - you have the things that you have set for your life but there is Someone in charge of your life, and you ought to give credit to Who made you."Sis, you're gonna wanna make a cup of tea or coffee, get your journal and a pen, or just close your eyes, listen with a soft smile and be inspired.Connect with Tarryn Leigh on Instagram @bridging_thegap--- Send in a voice message:
Hey, how’s your day so far? i hope bright – if it happens not to be so at the moment, lots of compassion to you.This real-life story of everyday kindness may encourage you:The other day i went to town to take care of an errand and on the way, saw a woman who used to be a sales clerk at a jewellery store that was a popular spot for buying Christmas gifts for school friends. Today, i’m inviting you to join me in seeking to be more kind…to shower kindness like eco-friendly confetti…to recognize, receive and breathe it forward, understanding that it doesn’t inherently spring from us – its divine copyright resides in Heaven alone yet kindness and compassion are poured onto, into and through us…if only we let love in…Let love in today, ok?--- Send in a voice message:
Hey sis,You know you’re gifted and designed to shine yet every now and then, we all could do with reminders to enjoy moments of refreshment, key resources to upgrade in business and support through a community of like-minded women.Sometimes you just need to get a breather, put your feet up (if ya like), sip a hot drink and have an honest conversation about merging life and business amidst good company. As a former creative workaholic who once operated a 24hr vocal studio, I’ve learned that wellness and community are essential to blossoming and growing continually as an entrepreneur.YOU DON’T HAVE TO STRUGGLE SOLO OR OPERATE ON AUTOPILOT JUST TO MAKE IT THROUGH THE DAY“SPARKLE” IS A WORKSHOP WHERE CREATIVELY-ENTERPRISING LADIES GATHER TO GROW IN BUSINESS, WITH WELLNESS IN MIND.It’s a refreshing event for a select number of women where breathwork starts each session, networking is organic, business and social media marketing are included in the topic, and the setting is welcoming.Could you do with some special treatment, tech tips, a ‘Business Clarity Map‘ and a light lunch in a creative environment? Have you ever received a message of encouragement right when you needed it most? Ever gone through a challenge and had your core friends reach out and step in to support? Ever went through a tough season in business and wished you had access to a community of skilled sisters there to share resources and stand in the gap for you?When women gather on purpose with the intention to share, encourage, learn and grow, the results are epic and overflow into our families, communities, work lives, and circles of influence.That’s the essence of “Sparkle“Wellness is often left out of the conversation where women and business are concerned. For some reason, being ‘busy‘ is seen as a heroic thing, even if it doesn’t translate into productivity and affects our health and peace of mind in the process. Let’s face it – stress is a real factor – not for us to fear, but to be aware of. It affects the quality of life, clarity in thinking, our approach to interacting with others, our health and ‘joie de vivre.’ If you’re anything like me you desire to live light, shine bright, serve well and thrive with joy.Your bright light is welcome here. Registration is now open @itsjoywithin--- Send in a voice message:
 This podcast episode springs from my eBook" "How To Prepare For A Music Conference In 5 Sure Steps" that outlines key prep-steps designed to help you:- maximize the business opportunity of attending a music conferenceprepare for your trip, and navigate the whole process without being overwhelmedovercome nerves when preparing for the networking experiencereturn refreshed, avoid burnout and reap results From choosing an event and funding your trip, to preparing your E.P.K, and booking 1:1 meetings with music biz execs, you'll find key info to equip you during the planning, ’n-conference' and forward-step stages. Music conferences, seminars, workshops, and meetings can be exhilarating - they can also seem intimidating when you’re there in real-time and not quite sure what to do or how to tap into the huge opportunities available, in a way that propels your music career forward.‘How To Prepare For A Music Conference” shares a proven template that I compiled from experience and research then learned to apply firsthand for conferences like: M.I.D.E.M, S.X.S.W, C.M.E/U.N.E.S.C.O, W.S.I.S, W.O.M.E.X, and more. To purchase the eBook, e-mail with subject line: "Music Conference eBook"--- Send in a voice message:
Do you find yourself hesitating or procrastinating with taking a step forward whether to you prepare for the studio, stage or a new social media platform? Well, in this episode I share encouragement based on practical experience coaching hundreds of classes to aspiring singers. You’ll also hear a bit of my journey and former struggle with getting over shyness to singing on big stages, coaching groups and hosting webinars. Yes breathing helps and comes in handy in real-time, but beyond that listen in to find out more clues to how you can grow beyond fears and step forward in faith - to share your message.--- Send in a voice message:
When's the last time you remember taking a full breath? Join me for a light conversation on the 3Ps and 1Q involved in deep breathing and for a light breathwork exercise you can do anytime.Deep breathing helps the mind be more clear, rejuvenates and revitalizes the skin, assists with circulation, and helps to tone and strengthen the core, along with the obvious benefits - without the gift of breath, none of us could be here.Is your voice key in your career? Are you a Singer, Speaker, Coach, Vlogger or Podcast host? My 'Fine-Tune' Your Voice coaching workshop is now open for a new season. Nurture and sharpen your gift with online sessions designed to help you breathe better, free and fine-tune your voice, expand your range,  and learn to ad lib like a pro. Link me on @vocalcoachin and feel free to send questions or comments as a voice message when you download the Anchor app and subscribe to my channel. Get your "Vocal-CARE 101" eBook indra is a Singer, Vocal Coach, Publisher, and internationally charted Songwriter from Barbados.--- Send in a voice message:
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