Laugh at Adoption
Jul01

Laugh at Adoption

Laugh at Adoption: Really? Comedy and adoption on first appearance seem unlikely bed-fellows, and yet the link between the two is a essential. ‘You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humour in anything, you can survive it’  Bill Crosby   The adoption, fostering and care arena as we all know is fraught with difficult, tragic and emotionally complex subject matter, but humour makes these issues...

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Led into diamond
Jun18

Led into diamond

What is the difference between lead and diamond? Apart from the obvious value, appearance and use the answer is heat and pressure. If you add heat, pressure and time to a piece of lead you get a diamond of great worth. So it is with humankind as we go through the difficult pressures and immense heat of life’s situations that we often face. So next time you are under pressure don’t panic, just know that even though none of us would...

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Finding Joy
May19

Finding Joy

Finding Joy, poem written for my Mum and Dad ©Joy Carter February 2010   I was found one day in Nigeria a troubled land Where famine and war go hand in hand Where life for many is as the damned   The Biafra war raged on and on The hospitals were full people’s livelihoods gone Locals displaced frantically moving to and from   I was born in the bush with my sister a twin Things looked bleak with no next of kin The race to...

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Your 5 a day laughter quota
May19

Your 5 a day laughter quota

I thought being a stand up comedian and chocolate lover I would give you a few gems about the importance of ‘your 5 a day laughter quota’, forget fruit and veg especially as laughter is free! Whatever your craft laughter is an essential power tool, as you can laugh yourself into physical and mental heath. 5 simple steps to get yourself laughing 1. Think of the last time you laughed. Live the moment again in your mind 2. Think of your...

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Laughter, joy and a battle to be won
May19

Laughter, joy and a battle to be won

Waiting in the wings as a stand up comic is a little like riding into battle and carrying the banner ‘laughter, joy and a battle to be won’.  Who knows what is out there?  Sometimes we are required to FIGHT for our freedom to overcome life issues. Don’t look back, feel the rush of adrenaline and just press in when someone shouts ‘CHARGE!’ I walk onto an open stage with just the microphone as a friend, I hold up a...

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Joy inverviews Jamacian MP Paula Jarret-Kerr
Apr28

Joy inverviews Jamacian MP Paula Jarret-Kerr

Joy Carter CEO and founder of Adoption Arena interviews special guest Paula Jarrett-Kerr about adoption and fostering in Jamaica and the Jamaican attitude.

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