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Family Reflections

45 EpisodesProduced by Iyanola PicturesWebsite

Family Reflections is a bi-weekly show where we discuss everything Iyanola Pictures (a family entertainment company), social issues, and much more!

45 Episodes | 2020 - 2023

"Our" Queen, Moving, St. Judes Hospital, and Rich People

September 19th, 2022

21:01

Toronto! See the details below: 

When: October 8th, 2022  

Where:  Topaz 1230 Sheppard Ave West Unit #9 Toronto, ON  

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Meet Guillaume Rico | Actor and Co-Director of "Shantaye's World" | Family Reflections

July 11th, 2022

34:26

Guillaume Rico played the father of "Jean Claude Le Marche," "Dr. Le Marche" in "Shantaye's World." He was also a critical piece of the production …

From Canada to Cannes, The future of social media | A conversation from Rome | Family Reflections

June 6th, 2022

1:12:42

In this episode, I (Keddy) get to catch up with an old friend, Jonathan Jacobs (@jonathanjacobs_ on IG) as he walks me through the amazing new career …

"Refined to Thrive" | Family Reflections

May 16th, 2022

1:03:38

On this episode we'd like to introduce you to two powerful women, Natalie Petit and Natacha Lorius; co-founders of "Refined to Thrive." This was a …

Let's Catch Up! | Family Reflections | Iyanola Updates

April 12th, 2022

12:23

What I thought of "The Slap," the premiere of "Shantaye's World" and MUCH MORE! 

For more from us, visit www.iyanolapictures.com

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Meet "Big Shantaye" | A conversation w/ Antonia Charles | Family Reflections

February 14th, 2022

45:47

On this episode we'd like to introduce you to "Big Shantaye," Antonia Charles; a teacher, actress, and entrepreneur. This was a great conversation and we're sorry to break the bad news about the premiere! However, keep …

"Pushing your boundaries in 2022" | Updates on the Iyanola Platform

January 3rd, 2022

20:17

On the first episode of the year, i'm (@Keddy Emmanuel) speaking to you directly about "Tears in the Valley", "Shantaye's World", pushing your boundaries, and much more!   For the episodes that I mentioned, check out …

An Afternoon w/ An Actor | A conversation w/ Kolbe Devaux | Family Reflections

December 20th, 2021

1:12:38

We're back with another episode of Family Reflections! On this episode I (Keddy) had the privilege of sitting with Kolbe Devaux (an actor, musician, …

Walking a mile in her shoes | A doctor's story during a global pandemic w/ Dr. Amelia St. Ange

November 8th, 2021

51:33

On this episode of FR we're sitting with Dr. Amelia St. Ange, a physician from St. Lucia. On this episode we talked about everything from the vaccine debate, her experience at the St. Judes hospital, and much more! …

Journalism, writing, and an unfolding story | A conversation w/ Amanie Mathurin

October 4th, 2021

40:59

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On this episode, we're speaking with Amanie Mathurin, a journalist and writer (recent winner of the …

A Musical Legend | A conversation with Ronald "Boo" Hinkson

September 20th, 2021

1:37:42

Ronald "Boo" Hinkson is a musician from St. Lucia who has been a pioneering figure in the Caribbean music industry. On this episode we talked about everything from; his journey, reflections on lessons learnt, the St. …

An Author and an Overcomer | A Conversation with Ingrid Charlery

September 6th, 2021

41:32

Ingrid Charlery is an author, mental health advocate, counselor and an overcomer with an inspirational story. I (Keddy Emmanuel) enjoyed speaking to her and you can find her books in the links below #podcast :

The …

"Love vs Like"

August 9th, 2021

26:50

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"Purpose Driven" | A conversation with the author | Kevin Mathurin

July 12th, 2021

1:00:55

Kevin Mathurin is a St. Lucian Educator and Author of "Purpose Driven." On this episode we talked about everything from the meaning of life, the value of writing, and the impact of the home on a child's cognitive …

*Flashback Episode* - The Iyanola Story

July 5th, 2021

1:03:35

This episode is a look back at "The Iyanola Story" - this was recorded live last year as we sat with Mathurine Emmanuel (The founder of Iyanola …

An Afternoon with Dr. Kenny Anthony | Politics in St. Lucia and the Caribbean | Family Reflections

May 31st, 2021

1:29:03

Dr. Kenny Anthony is a politician who has served a large part of his career as the Prime Minister of St. Lucia. On this episode we talked about …

A St. Lucian Soldier | Life in the British Army | Family Reflections

May 9th, 2021

1:00:18

On this episode we're sitting with Mr. Brently Herman, a soldier in the British Army. We talked about what it takes to get in, stay in, and why it …

Entrepreneurship and the Internet | Family Reflections

April 12th, 2021

50:40

We're back with another episode of Family Reflections! On this episode I (Keddy) had the privilege of sitting with Andre Campbell (the Jamaican-Canadian Founder and CEO of Ascend Media Inc. - www.ascendmedia.ca) as we …

Winning every fight | Family Reflections

March 31st, 2021

1:12:07

On this episode we're sitting with Janey Joseph, a counselor, Director of Gender Relations in St. Lucia, and a friend. On this episode she helped me (Keddy) better understand how to manage conflicts. Check it out!

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On Remand and Forgotten | Family Reflections

March 16th, 2021

1:02:23

On this episode we're sitting with Mrs. Lydia Faisal, a lawyer who helped me clear up some of my questions regarding the unreasonable time that many are being remanded in St. Lucia. (NOTE: "Remanded" or "in remand" in …

Healthcare in St. Lucia | Family Reflections

March 4th, 2021

1:03:06

On this episode we're sitting with Dr. Owen Gabriel, an oncologist (a doctor who treats cancer) who has served in St. Lucia for many years. We …

Love - the four letter word | Family Reflections

February 15th, 2021

58:44

On this episode we're sitting with Demar Felix Fearon a SDA pastor with Jamaican roots (currently serving in NJ). We talked about love, what it is, how it works, how it can die, and much more! Check it out!

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Manhood | Family Reflections

February 1st, 2021

48:14

On this episode, we sit down with Arthur Allain (IG: @arthurallain758), an incredible musician, entrepreneur, Brand ambassador for St. Lucia, and educator. We discussed the difference between a "good man" and a "real …

The Caribbean meets Africa | Family Reflections

January 19th, 2021

1:22:41

On this episode, we sit down with Chadia Mathurin, the founder of Wakonté. We discussed her journey, the purpose of her platform, living as a St. Lucian in Ghana, and some exciting news!

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An Entrepreneurial Journey | Family Reflections

January 4th, 2021

1:01:17

On this episode, we sit down with Marvin and Melinda St. Ange from Ice Candi as we discuss their journey into the world of entrepreneurship. They shared their struggles and triumphs with us, and offered valuable advice …

Relationship Communication | Family Reflections

December 21st, 2020

1:03:07

On this episode, Kina and I (Keddy) sit with Kaysia Verneuil as we dig into everything from the "three C's of a healthy relationship", the importance of listening, and whether communication is necessary for love. It was …

Why are we bleaching? | Family Reflections

December 7th, 2020

1:05:26

On this episode Krishma and myself (Keddy) dig into a discussion on road safety in St. Lucia. We shared some stories and asked some hard questions such as; "Is complexion preference (when seeking a romantic …

Road Safety and "Bike Life" | Family Reflections

November 23rd, 2020

1:11:28

On this episode Officer Ron Chicot, Kina and myself (Keddy) dig into a discussion on road safety in St. Lucia. We shared some stories and asked some hard questions such as; "Do we have to sacrifice freedom for safety?" …

On Death and Dying | Family Reflections

November 9th, 2020

39:58

On this episode Kina and myself (Keddy) dig into a very personal discussion about death. We shared some stories and asked some hard questions such as; "Why do some people get physically sick when they lose someone?", …

A Kwéyòl Conversation | Family Reflections

October 26th, 2020

1:08:47

On this episode Kina, Kendall and myself (Keddy) dig into a discussion on the history and acceptance of the french creole language of St. Lucia. We …

A Recap | Family Reflections

October 12th, 2020

57:48

On this episode Kina, Mathurine and myself (Keddy) dive into a recap of the most intriguing themes in the past episodes. We shared some stories and …

Sexual Health | Family Reflections

October 12th, 2020

1:02:45

On this episode Kina and myself (Keddy) dive into the subject of sexual health with Gabrielle Leonce. We shared some stories and asked some hard questions such as; "Is abstinence really the best protection?", "Why don't …

Male Suicide and Caribbean Culture pt.2 | Family Reflections

October 5th, 2020

55:23

On this episode Kina and myself (Keddy) dive into the subject of Male suicide in the Caribbean once again. We asked some hard questions such as "Is Suicide selfish?", "Why don't men cry?" and we discussed things that …

Male Suicide and Caribbean Culture | Family Reflections

October 5th, 2020

43:40

In this episode we dive into a discussion that is long overdue. Caribbean culture often forces men to suppress their emotions and doesn't teach …

An Introduction | Family Reflections

October 5th, 2020

59:47

We're excited to announce our new co-host, Kina Nicholas! In this episode we talk about everything from Keddy's final days of quarantine, the next 40 …

A Solo | Family Reflections

October 5th, 2020

30:51

Here Keddy talks to us through his travel experience coming into St. Lucia with the new travel protocols, mask-wearers, and the co-host announcement!

A Reunion Conversation | Family Reflections

October 5th, 2020

59:49

We had a good time catching up with Eleanor Charles, a friend whose story of motherhood and growth made for a great conversation! Check it out!

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A Conversation on Racism pt. 2 | Family Reflections

October 5th, 2020

1:04:33

In this episode we continue our deep dive into the topic of racism with Michael Nixon (VP for Diversity & Inclusion at Andrews University).

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A Conversation on Racism | Family Reflections

October 4th, 2020

1:06:34

We had a great time with Shreffler Maxwell (a gospel-artist employed in the St. Lucian Tourism Industry) and Michael Nixon (VP for Diversity & Inclusion at Andrews University) as we attempted to dig into the topic …

Sexual Assault in the Caribbean | Family Reflections

October 4th, 2020

1:06:33

On this episode of Family Reflections, we take deep dive into a topic that is taboo in some circles. Check it out, let us know your thoughts - email …

Domestic Violence and Covid-19 | Family Reflections

October 4th, 2020

1:00:26

In this virtual episode we sit with Kendall Elva, Neva Edward-Dandas, and Keddy Emmanuel as they discuss the "Domestic Violence & Covid-19". What …

The Iyanola Story | Family Reflections

October 4th, 2020

1:04:12

Family Reflections is a bi-weekly conversation with the Iyanola Team. For the first ever virtual episode we sit with Mathurine Emmanuel, Kenty …

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