July Empress Newsletter

We’re in the full swing of summer now. And hurricane season is here to stay until November. To keep yourself informed of tropical storm and hurricane developments in the Caribbean, we suggest liking and following the Facebook page NWS NOAA National Hurricane Center.




Israeli singer Netta won the Eurovision Song Contest this year with her female empowerment song – Toy.

“Good as Hell” by Lizzo as a great way to boost your mood.


Coping Mechanisms:

This month, we suggest following the instagram page @snoopslimes and watching their slime mixing and making videos when you’re feeling stressed.  The slime mixes are artistic, pretty, (often) sparkly, and relaxing to watch.

We also recommend the app Headspace, which is a neat app with short guided meditation exercises if you’re new and want some guidance. It’s a free app but you can pay for additional features.


Self Care:

Budget your money effectively so you can spend on those self care items and experiences when you want them the most!

Try the free budgeting app Spendee! Categories for spending are made for you, and you can look at your spending over the course of the month to see if you’re on track with your personal budgeting goals.

And while you’re being a rockstar at budgeting, stay healthy and hydrated with these smoothie recipes

Mango Yogurt Smoothie


Super Power Morning Smoothie



Recent Good News:

Pope to Address Oil Majors in Vatican Climate Conference

Hawaii’s Volcano is Literally Erupting Gems


Empress Book Club:

For July, we will be reading Written in the Stars by Aisha Said and The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline Contact Sage if you’re interested in joining the book club.

 Each month we follow along with the Rebel Women Lit book club in Kingston reading their monthly selection as well as voting for a second book for our club that fits into a category from their reading challenge. Follow the Rebel Women Lit group on twitter @RebelWomenLit


Jamaican, American, and International Holidays and Observances in July: Mark your calendar and use these as inspiration for project related activities.

 July is National Ice Cream Month!

4th: US Independence Day

16th :National Ice Cream Day (US)

23rd: National Hot Dog Day (US)

25th: National Baha’i Day (Jamaica)

29th: International Tiger Day

22nd – 28th: Shark Week


One Love,

Empress Board


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