Carolyn Correia

Bio

Carolyn writes from paradisical Trinidad & Tobago. She holds a MA in Mass Comm from the University of Leicester and a BA in English Lit & Communications from The University of the West Indies. Join her at https://carolynkcorreia.wordpress.com/

How To Transition From A Dreamer To A Doer In 4 Realistic Steps

By Carolyn Correia
There’s never a surefire way to create your dream life. It’s a continuous journey, and it takes hard work to maintain it. No one’s life is ever as perfect and glamorous as they make it out to be on social media. It’s time we stop using others as a…

Fool Me Once: 3 Ways To Deal With The Harsh Realities Of Life

By Carolyn Correia
If there was ever a time to talk about the realities of life, it's now. We live in an age where real-life communication is being phased out by technology, and it’s so easy for messages to get distorted. The subtle nuances easily discerned by a…

What Will Matter Most When Your Best Years Are Behind You

By Carolyn Correia
I often ask myself what I value most in life. What truly makes me happy? What am I most proud of? I thought about this for quite some time and I will answer in three parts: Our Most Valuable Possessions. We live in a materialistic world, and…

Why You Will Always Be Enough If You Live Mindfully And Thoughtfully

By Carolyn Correia
I once thought if I got a job I loved and had a flourishing personal life, I would be completely and totally happy. I was wrong. When I got the job I always wanted and was at a high point in my personal life, I still found myself wanting more. Let’s…

Making Your List, Checking It Twice: How To End The Year With A Bang

By Carolyn Correia
There’s one more month to go before Christmas and soon, we will be decorating our trees and ushering in a brand new year. But, before we start singing "Auld Lang Syne," let us rewind and reflect on the past year. Did you accomplish all of…

Life Is What You Make It: How To Appreciate Your Past Mistakes Rather Than Condemn Them

By Carolyn Correia
How many times have you wished for a time machine so you can go back in time and change what was? Or, do you find that you constantly beat yourself up for past decisions? I have heard friends, family and even myself say, “If only...” but life is…

You Cannot Change Your Past, But You Can Change Your Future

By Carolyn Correia
Just like that, it happened: We’re now in the month of August, eight months have already passed in 2014, and yet some of us are still stuck in 2004. Where did the time go? Many of us have already celebrated birthdays and others look forward to…

Never Work A Day In Your Life: 6 Ways To Land Your Dream Job Regardless Of Experience

By Carolyn Correia
It is said that once you find a job that you love, you will never have to work a day in your life. There has never been a statement that has resonated with more truth. Here are some ways to get a head start if you’re just starting out on the job…

Every Day Can't Be Sunshine And Daffodils: What To Do When Life Gives You Lemons

By Carolyn Correia
With the many feel-good articles circulating on social media (including my own), I thought I’d deviate from the norm and try something new. To think that every day will always be sunshine and daffodils is to truly live in a bubble. Some of us may…

How To Blow Procrastination Out Of The Water And Turn Your Thoughts Into Actions

By Carolyn Correia
We all have these feelings from time to time -- you know, the ones that seem to fuel your fears and gnaw away at your consciousness; the ones that make you feel like giving up, doing the mundane and conforming to the status quo. We look around and…

4 Ways To Help You Leave Your Mark On The World And Fulfill That Burning Desire

By Carolyn Correia
As human beings, many of us have a desire to leave our mark on the world. We seek to be remembered for something special years after we are gone. In actuality, only a gifted few are so lucky. Leaving a universal legacy requires the proper channeling…

How To Tell A Friend From A Foe: 4 Characteristics Of A True Friend

By Carolyn Correia
Finding genuine friends isn't easy. Good people don't come along every day, so it’s important that we hold onto the ones we find who are loyal and true. All of us have been burned in the past by people who we thought were keepers, but unfortunately,…

4 Peaceful Ways To Rid Your Life Of Toxic People

By Carolyn Correia
Let’s face it; we have all encountered negative people in our lives. The ones about whom you sometimes have fleeting, but very bad thoughts? The ones you wish you could beam out of your midst to the far reaches of the universe. We all wish we didn’t…

The 5 Signs Your Job Isn't Right For You

By Carolyn Correia
While some of us may have a clear and definite passion for our day jobs, some are not so lucky and find mustering the energy to rise every morning and to face the day to be agonizing. Many of us just go through the motions to make an honest dollar —…

You Only Live Once: 5 Reasons You Should Drop Everything And Follow Your Passions Right Now

By Carolyn Correia
The term “YOLO” has become so clichéd that it’s now a catchphrase for every imaginable product. But truly, we’re on earth only once. No one wants to be left with regrets, "if onlys" and "what ifs" at the end. Check out these five reasons it’s…