One day at a time…my journey…to understanding

The melodious whistling from the busy street just outside my office window, pierced my consciousness as I was reading about parenting.  Just a few strains of “One day at a time, sweet Jesus,” was all I needed in the very moment as I leaned in, closed my eyes and reflected on the apt timing.  IContinue reading “One day at a time…my journey…to understanding”

How Can I Help?

Author: Donna-Marie Rowe I gazed through the window of my restroom at work not sure what I was looking for.  It was one of my two-minute moments when I paused to think and change the scenery.  Half-Way-Tree Road was busy as usual when my eyes caught a young man walking along the sidewalk.  He approachedContinue reading “How Can I Help?”

They Don’t Look Like Much

Author: Donna-Marie Rowe I peered eagerly through the window to catch a glimpse of the view.  I had not seen my backyard in daylight for a few days because I was leaving home every morning before daybreak to beat the traffic and get the children to school early.  Now, I was staring at my mangoContinue reading “They Don’t Look Like Much”

The CEO’s Restroom©

Author: Donna-Marie Rowe The walls hugged me as I took refuge in the 3ft x 4ft restroom designated just for the CEO.  I needed time to just be and not let my Assistant see that I was getting emotional because she dared to show concern for me, the CEO.  She gifted me with a smallContinue reading “The CEO’s Restroom©”

Growth Emerging from Pain

Author: Donna-Marie Rowe It was a defining week.  The events were emotional, senseless, challenging yet there was growth.  There was outrage on display about the senseless killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States.  I knew that the situation was in need of leadership at the highest level.  Can’t they see that there needsContinue reading “Growth Emerging from Pain”


Author: Donna-Marie Rowe I read recently that leaders should not take questions personally.  It gave me enough reason to pause.  This global crisis has turned the spotlight on how world leaders provide answers to the media in live press conferences, interviews and digital town halls.  I have also witnessed how questions have the capacity toContinue reading “ANY QUESTIONS?”

Think, Act and Go Beyond Yourself…

Author: Donna-Marie Rowe While on a trip to St. Vincent, we heard a story that resonated with every listener. The rapt audience consisted of participants in a seminal Leadership Development Programme under the Caribbean Leadership Project. The main characters in the story were a beggar and baker.  The beggar had a familiar response to theContinue reading “Think, Act and Go Beyond Yourself…”