Reading is the best way to relax and even six minutes can be enough to reduce the stress levels by more than two thirds, according to new research.
And it works better and faster than other methods to calm frazzled nerves such as listening to music, going for a walk or settling down with a cup of tea, research found.
I personally discovered my love for reading around 14 years old, and I remember that I started reading the genre of "hisorical romance". I thought that was the best genre in the world....Being a teenager you can be so naïve!
However my PASSION for reading continued to evolve as I was also influenced by some great English teachers, I was able to discover a whole new world of literature. Up to this day reading calms me and relaxes and still has the ability to transport me into a scene in a book.
Stress and the fast pace of life demands that sometimes we forget the simple things in life that makes us smile and happy....For me reading has always been one.
"It really doesn't matter what book you read, by losing yourself in a thoroughly engrossing book you can escape from the worries and stresses of the everyday world and spend a while exploring the domain of the author's imagination.
"This is more than merely a distraction but an active engaging of the imagination as the words on the printed page stimulate your creativity and cause you to enter what is essentially an altered state of consciousness."
It is with this background that I will like to highlight a great regional, talented Author & Poet:
Mr. Robert Gibson
Robert R. Gibson is a Barbadian writer that enjoys painting sensual images with his words. Although sensuality is his main forte, in his own words he says, "Passion is not always about sex." Passion is anger, sorrow, enthusiasm - his poems are written to evoke intensity. He has published four anthologies of sensual and romantic poetry: EROTIC, OFFERING, SEDUCTION and QUOTES OF PASSION, which are all available on Amazon.
In 2011, Robert entered the National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA), the national arts festival of his native Barbados with three poems – Luscious, Rain, and Goblet. All three of the poems achieved awards – Luscious received a silver award, and Goblet and Rain received bronze awards. He also received the Most Promising Poet award for the year.
In 2012, Robert entered NIFCA again and his poem Tribute received a bronze award and yet again in 2016, receiving a bronze for his piece Naniki: Frank Collymore Hall 2016.
His poetry has been published in the National Cultural Foundation’s (NCF) Winning Words anthology in Barbados, the Caribbean Writer and the online St. Somewhere Journal E-zine.
Information about his brand can be found at
http://www.facebook.com/EroticEmpire. The EroticEmpire
As the spoken word artist PassionPoet, Robert tantalizes his audience with the power of his poetry married to his baritone voice. Poetry is to be experienced, and PassionPoet brings the intensity of the erotic to his performances.
He is a prolific writer, uploading poems to his blog at http://www.PassionPoet.com. His work can also be seen on his FB fan page PassionPoet at http://www.facebook.com/PassionPoet246. He also has a SoundCloud page where he has recorded some of his work, at https://soundcloud.com/passionpoet.
Latest book is a break away from the poetry. MAKE IT RAINE is a novel based in Barbados. Here is the official blurb:
“Make it Raine.”
That’s the line that made all the women swoon.
Hooked on the erotic offerings and tantalizing, seductive verse from performance poet Raine, women melted at the power of his voice.
His words call to Jasmine, a spitfire of a woman captivated by the taste of his power and ability to make women weak whenever he speaks.
Her desire to play with passion’s fire drives the two into a spontaneous night that will forever alter their lives.
Raine’s main goal is to climb the heights of stardom, but Jasmine is not making it easy on him to walk away Will Raine man up and realize things have changed, or will he continue to use his words to indulge his carnal desires?
"I inhale words and exhale poetry. I'm passionate about poetry
and all forms of expression. I'm a poet and spoken word artist,
and a lover of semicolons worldwide".
Address: # 3 Henrietta's Apts, Phillips Road,
St. Stephen's Hill, St. Michael,
Tel #: (246) 234-5669
Twitter at @bajanpoet
If You love Petry, Spoken Work, Erotic / Sensual Literature, then Mr. Gibson's work is a must read!