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This blog allows members of BETTER BLENDS RELATIONSHIP INSTITUTE ® to post writings, articles and opinions on any areas surrounding relationships. This includes ANY issues on marriage, parenting, sex, sexuality, men's and women's isues, dating, pre-marital issues, commitment and this list is by no means exhaustive. If you want to voice your opinion or respond to someone's viewpoint, simply join up and blog away. Your posts are most welcomed.

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Posted by betterblends on March 8, 2013 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (0)


BETTER BLENDS RELATIONSHIP INSTITUTE ® presents COMMUNICATION & CONFLICT RESOLUTION: THE SHORT COURSE; for married, seriously dating, and engaged couples, this 4 week, 8 hour course commences on Sunday March 17th 2013. Each class is in a 2hr block. A module from our Marriage 101 programme, this course can be done alone or with the entire 6 module programme. Great relationship education, which you should not miss.

Cost $50.00 per person/ $100.00 per couple per session. Includes manual. Total cost:$200.00 per person for entire course. Certificate of completion.

This course is thoroughly interactive, detailed and creatively facilitated. Designed by a qualified  and experienced educator and trainer Denise J Charles. M. Ed., Dip. Ed (dist).

Please contact us for further details.

[email protected]

(246) 416-4236 (246) 820-7387

Your Baby is Coming Now Push!

Posted by betterblends on March 8, 2013 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Interested in pursuing your dreams or ideas but feel overwhelmed by challenges or roadblocks?

Denise J Charles has written a powerfully motivating and inspiring book, Your Baby is Coming Now Push! A fully entertaining and interactive book, filled with reflectie exercises, this book will challenge you to push past obstacles to achieve your dreams. A great resource for life coaches or for personal use.

Availabe in kindle format on, follow the link here.


Posted by betterblends on March 8, 2013 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (0)

We recently shot our first episode of "SEX THE BIG DEAL?" Catch some excerpts from this show, hosted by author, counselor and relationship coach, Denise J Charles, by clicking on our media page.

Listen to Podcasts on Relationship Issues

Posted by betterblends on November 13, 2011 at 8:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Listen to the episodes of our lifestyle radio show LIVING RED carried on Blog Talk Radio and hosted by Executive Director of Better Blends, Denise J Charles (Denise J). Log on to our Media page and click on Audio Shows to select episodes.

This show airs twice weekly on Monday and Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm (EST). You can participate in the live show by calling 1 (646) 649 1353 or sign up at Blog Talk and enter the shows chat room to post your questions and comments.

Purchase E Book On Line: How To Have Mind-Blowing Sex

Posted by betterblends on November 2, 2011 at 11:10 PM Comments comments (0)

For those of you with Kindles, I Pads, Androids or any E Reader, How to Have Mind-Blowing Sex Without Losing Your Brain! may be purchased on-line at Amazon's Kindle store.

The paper-back version is available at Pages Bookstores in Barbados.

Just follow the link here for your E Book: How to Have Mind-Blowing Sex Without Losing Your Brain!

LIVING RED:The Campaign; Get Involved

Posted by betterblends on November 2, 2011 at 10:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Dear Friends,

As you may already know, Better Blends Relationship Institute, in association with Red Red Apples has launched its LIVING RED Campaign. This has been launched in conjunction with my new book "HOW TO HAVE MIND-BLOWING SEX WITHOUT LOSING YOUR BRAIN!"


LIVING RED is a campaign which seeks to promote a positive approach to sexuality and relationships by encouraging conversations on sex and relationship issues. We seek to bring into the open many of the challenging areas of relationships which remain covered or "taboo". We believe that our relationships can only be better when we access the knowledge and skills to make them so. In this regard LIVING RED:The Campaign, will seek to host a number of public forums and small group sessions to encourage these conversations.


LIVING RED also involves being passionate about life, love and relationships. It is therefore a celebration of all that is positive and thriving in our relationships as we share "best practices".


Our plan is to use social networking, blogging, the arts, talk-shows, taught programs/courses, various other media and publications to do this. If you are desirous of being involved as a volunteer or you are willing to be an "up-front" face in this campaign; send us an e mail. We welcome your support and involvement.


Our first session will be up-coming in November at a time and location soon to be determined. Please stay tuned for details and if you are interested respond to this e mail. Thank you for your interest in Better Blends Relationship Institute.

Denise J Charles

Executive Director


Posted by betterblends on October 15, 2011 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

The book-launch with a difference "LIVING RED" comes off in Barbados on Friday October 21st at 7:00 pm. at Lanterns Mall, Christ Church. In addition to dance and music by Shane Forrester, it will premiere the very short film "RED ALERT" starring Danielle Norris and Shannon Arthur.

Take a look at some of the screen shots below; you don't want to miss this!


Posted by betterblends on October 15, 2011 at 8:05 AM Comments comments (0)

BETTER BLENDS RELATIONSHIP INSTITUTE ® and “Red Red Apples in association with Miss Humanity International Pageant, will host a book-launch entitled “LIVING RED”, at Lanterns Mall, Hastings, Christ Church, Barbados, on Friday October 21st 2011, at 7:00 PM.

 “HOW TO HAVE MIND-BLOWING SEX WITHOUT LOSING YOUR BRAIN!” is the new book written by educator, counsellor, international columist and Director and Co-Founder of BETTER BLENDS, Denise J Charles. This book is a no-holds barred commentary which presents a detailed and frank discussion on the wide issue of human sexuality.

LIVING RED: A Lifestyle Celebration & Book-Launch, is more than your ordinary book-launch. “LIVING RED”, the campaign, is an initiative of BETTER BLENDS RELATIONSHIP INSTITUTE ® and Red Red Apples. It seeks to celebrateand promote healthy relationships and positive sexuality, by fostering open dialogue about sex, sexuality and relationships.

In addition to book-signing by the author, this event will feature music, dance and fashions modelled by the delegates of Miss Humanity International. The event will also feature a locally produced, film-shortentitled “Red Alert”. The premiere of “Red Alert” will capture the story of your average young couple, Shawn and Trisha Thomas and will bring home the point of the relevance and timeliness of this book.


“LIVING RED” is free and open to all, with patrons being encouraged to turn out in the colour red, to be eligible for prizes and giveaways.

The Minister of Family, Youth Sports and Culture, in Barbados, the Hon. Stephen Lashley, will deliver the feature address.








New Live Radio Talk Show Launched by Better Blends Relationship Institute

Posted by betterblends on September 10, 2011 at 9:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Executive Director of Better Blends Relationship Institute Denise J Charles, launched a new Lifestyle talk show at entitled "Better Life With DeniseJ". Follow the link below to tune in to her first episode: "Make Life Better".

"Better Life With DeniseJ  

A lifestyle program that highlights all we need to know, to claim the "better life" that we all deserve in our singleness, relationships, married lives, or careers.

Stay tuned for updates on further broadcasts. Her next show is scheduled for Monday Sept.12th at 11:00PM (EST) and is entitled "Sexual Abuse and Your Relationship". We invite your comments and your participation. You can be part of this and every other show by calling Denise on air. Just dial (714) 816-4739