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Rockers Takeover, Elizabeth Sloane sign 3-year IP management deal

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Rockers Takeover a brand owned and operated by Israel Group Limited has signed an Intellectual Property management deal with Elizabeth Sloane. The deal which has been inked for three years will see Elizabeth  Sloane managing the business development and commercialization of the Rockers Takeover brand and its Intellectual Properties. 

Rockers Takeover

Rockers Takeover is a platform established to preserve and promote Jamaica music, culture, art, and design globally will have its inaugural event on Saturday, February 22. 

The event is a Reggae Month listed and Jamaica Tourist Board endorsed event. The brand aims to use the 70s, 80s music to attract tourists, locals, and persons in the diaspora, also to educate about Jamaican culture, art, music, and design. The brand will be used as a platform to move around the world educating and exposing millions to Jamaican culture, music, design, and art. The platform which will take the form of an event will tour throughout the year starting with a Rockers Takeover Music Festival held in Kingston during Reggae Month.

Managing Director, Elizabeth Sloane, Melanie Wynter, explains “Jamaica creatives have suffered too long from the exploitation of the orange economy and as such will be using Elizabeth  Sloane as the brand to protect and grow IPs, managing the business development and commercialization of Rockers Takeover. 

Elizabeth Sloane whose expertise is business development, productizing, commercializing and market entry especially in West Africa and the Caribbean, will be responsible for the growth of the brand throughout the Caribbean and Africa. “We believe the partnership is monumental to commercializing our creative industry in the Caribbean. We are very grateful for the faith Rockers Takeover as placed in us.”

Posted in Care, Dance, Music, self care

Self Care – Part 2 – makes you feel fresh

SUNDAY – Today, or any other Sunday, is probably the best day to do so many things you have not done for the week. On the other hand, it is also the day one should take a break – Eat. Pray. Love – to get ready for the week ahead.

Sunday

The recommendation is always to write down the things you want to achieve. You may even want to create a list. Over time, as you go through the list each week or month (which is what I recommend); you will become accustomed to planning and implementing the things that pulls you off the grind and brings you back full center.

In Part 1,  https://carolebeckford.wordpress.com/2018/04/15/self-care-a-new-form-of-energy/ I never really did define Self Care, but I think you get my gist. It is that process that focuses on ensuring you have done anything just to make you feel good/great about yourself. 

I will therefore share some of the easier ways to achieve this so you can ease into making this process one that you grow into and making it a habit. Last time, we never spoke about food, but here we go:

Create a log of food you eat for a week, then determine if over the next week, you will maintain or change that list. We have different reactions to food. We also have different needs where food is concerned, but for self care, we are going to focus on foods that make us feel the best about ourselves. Hope this picture helps with the variety I want to convey. Of course, add some meat along the way or whatever else you eat. Just add water.

Self Care Food

Focus on self care as being essential to you. Never see it as a reward. Over time, it should become part of what you do daily. Here is a chart that should identify the effort you need to put:

self care

I strongly recommend MUSIC as part of any self care plan. Recently on Facebook, friends have asked to tag 10 favorite albums. These albums, though you may not admit, form part of your life. You sing, dance and hum every word, rhythm and rhyme you can remember. Some experts recommend meditation music. While there is need for that too, the songs that made you happiest, dance the best and gave you a good vibe are the ones you should focus on. Now, you can compile a play list; before we had to play each album or just pick the song and play it over and over again. Start working on that list now.

Self care music

This sums up how important self care is – “Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.” – Eleanor Brownn

Self Control

In the next article, we will look at – going somewhere you’ve never been – to create moments you will never forget. Until then #OneLove

 

Posted in Care, Dance, Music, self care

Self Care – a new form of energy

SUNDAY (Funday) – Over the last five years life has become so much more hectic. In my line of work (marketing, communications, media), information and consumption trends have changed tremendously. I have had to ensure that these tools are used in the most efficient way – either by me – or by teams I end up working with.

That said, during that time, I have begun to pay way more attention to rest, relaxation and rejuvenation, also known as self care.  The process is one which requires some thought, as it falls within the routine you would usually have.

Here are some tips you may consider as you head into self care:

  • Listen to music from one of the happiest periods of your life Playlists
  • Write down all the things you love about your life
  • Watch a few episodes of your favorite TV shows back to back every now and again
  • Dance to your favorite songs (15 minutes) at least once a week
  • Refresh your wardrobe. Donate.
  • Volunteer to a cause that means a lot to you
  • Take a drive out of town. Roll down the windows. Turn up the sound and SING out loud
  • Once a month, get body treatments you prefer – massage, pedicure, manicure, yoga, sauna steam20171104_103822
  • Say “no” if you can’t do it
  • Skip the routine once in a while and do something different and wild20180223_133644