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Some Musings on How to Turn Adversity into Opportunity

sarah fenwickAdversity is a fact of life, everyone experiences difficulties in one form or the other, but as Einstein once pointed out, intelligence is measured by how adaptable you are when faced with change. The obvious question is how do I do that?

Change is uncertain by nature, inherently unexpected, and the element of surprise can be unpleasant, which is why many people react negatively when change comes along.

It's entirely natural to react negatively to something unexpected, as research shows that the brain has a tendency to look out for threats, clearly remembering that it's a jungle out there with plenty of dangers.

Tales of a Jazz Singer - Frankie's Social

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When I started out singing jazz in Cyprus 20 years ago, I had a pre-conceived idea of the places I would sing in; they'd be classy, jazzy; subdued lighting; great service; and respect for the talents in jazz entertainment like Frank Sinatra.

The reality 20 years ago was that those places didn't exist, except for the occasional surprise like the Cotton Club owned by Akis Pharmakalides in Nicosia and the Paddock Bar in the Hilton Hotel, both of which I sang in for several years at the beginning of my career.

In Support of Reunification in Cyprus

cyprus problemThe new Turkish-Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci is a peaceful David facing a giant Goliath called Turkey. His only defences are his peaceful intentions and desire to end decades of segregation between the Greek-and-Turkish Cypriot communities - segregation enforced by Turkey's occupation since 1974.

Can't Keep Up? Three Blog Ideas for Your Next Post

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Can't find time in your busy schedule to sit down and write a blog? You're not alone, so here are three suggestions to take inspiration on the fly and communicate with your friends, family and likeminded people.

1. Share your latest book experience

Q&A with Founders Sarah Fenwick, Pawel Mandalian

sarah fenwickIn 2009, (CNR) was launched to fill a gap in the media market, a gap shaped like an independent, quality source of accurate journalism, with an extensive blogging platform for enthusiastic writers.

Sarah Fenwick and Pawel Mandalian founded CNR with a simple vision: to make the media more accessible to writers who need mainstream exposure, and to provide balanced reports on current affairs and breaking news.

What do the founders have to say now that it is 2015? Read on for a quick Q&A with Pawel Mandalian and Sarah Fenwick (pictured above).

Jazz Singer Sarah Fenwick Appears on National TV Show Entechnos - Video

Renowned jazz singer Sarah Fenwick and brilliant guitarist Marinos Neofytou appeared on national television show Entechnos to perform their new songs from the just-launched CD 'Jazz Origins'.

Sarah Fenwick has recorded five Jazz CDs, the most recent is ‘Jazz Origins’ with Cypriot guitarist Marinos Neophytou, which goes to the roots of jazz with 11 original songs that tap into Latin, Blues, Ethnic, and Lullaby.

A Jazz Singer's Tales - My New CD Jazz Origins is a Dream Come True

sarah fenwick jazz singerI always dreamed of being a jazz singer, and 24 years ago, I started singing professionally and was lucky enough to be supported by many hundreds of people, including musicians, fans, venues, and the media. I thank every single one of them for being part of my journey so far.

Last month, I released my new CD Jazz Origins, written with brilliant guitarist and composer Marinos Neofytou, with whom I have developed a very creative musical partnership. This is our second CD as a duet, the first one was called Jazz Way and was a collection of standards and two original blues songs arranged by Marinos.

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