4 valuable things I learned in PMA

Thanks to military school, I learned these things that I am now applying in my life. It’s been 21 years since I left the military school and people still ask me why I left. I left because I felt that early on, military life was not for me. I entered in the first place toContinue reading “4 valuable things I learned in PMA”

Six lessons I learned at 41

One thing’s for sure, it is only through positive thinking that I was able to see good in everything Today, I am celebrating my 41st birthday. Like everyone else, this is my second birthday on ECQ/GCQ, but I couldn’t complain. I am blessed beyond blessed today because I’m living, breathing, and surviving despite this pandemic.Continue reading “Six lessons I learned at 41”

Some days I’m okay, some days I’m not

But I don’t feel guilty, it’s okay not to be okay sometimes When a good friend and former colleague suggested that I enter this contest, I was hesitant. Up until the last hours before the deadline, I couldn’t write anything. What could I possibly tell my readers about moving on and surviving when I’m stillContinue reading “Some days I’m okay, some days I’m not”

How biking helped Nerissa Manuel cope with loss

“Life is like biking. At first, it’s hard, but if you’ll learn how to balance and pedal properly, it will be easy.” At first, 37-year-old bank teller Nerissa “Rhiz” Reynosa-Manuel only biked whenever she goes to a friend’s house or buys something from a nearby store. But when the pandemic hit, she tried getting seriousContinue reading “How biking helped Nerissa Manuel cope with loss”

How I lost 50 pounds before I turned 40

With hard work and fervent prayers, thank God, I finally achieved my ideal weight I never thought this day will come. After many years of being called ‘obese’ and ‘overweight’, I am now inspiring many people with my successful weight loss journey. (READ: Fit, fierce, & 40) Did you know that I used to tellContinue reading “How I lost 50 pounds before I turned 40”

Fit, fierce, & 40

Today, I’m celebrating my 40th birthday. My mom told me not to post this photo, but I insisted because I wanted to remind myself that with God’s grace, support of my family and friends, and constant criticisms, He granted my wish to reach my ideal weight before I reach the age of 40. Why didContinue reading “Fit, fierce, & 40”

How to stay healthy while stuck at home

Most people have been isolated or confined to their homes for more than four months now due to the threat of a pandemic. If you’re feeling sad, depressed, impatient, craving for food, unmotivated, and hopeless lately, you are not alone. We all wanted our “old” lives back, but we can’t do that for now. So,Continue reading “How to stay healthy while stuck at home”

How I’m spending my quarantine period

“If you don’t come out of this quarantine with a new skill, your side hustle started, and more knowledge, you never lacked time, you lacked discipline.” @kaizenexecutive I saw this post while browsing my Instagram feeds the other day, and this hit me right to the core. You see, we have been confined in ourContinue reading “How I’m spending my quarantine period”

Why I lied about my weight and how I got to achieve it eventually

I know it was not a good idea, but yes, I used to lie about my weight. I remember telling people I was 165 lbs, when in fact, I really weigh 180 pounds or more. I told myself they’ll never know anyway unless they’ll check my medical records or they will weigh me on theContinue reading “Why I lied about my weight and how I got to achieve it eventually”

Get your crowning moment at Headtown Salon & Spa

For beauty entrepreneur Det Sarrol-Fuentes, opening a one-stop glam destination started out as personal advocacy. “I grew up in a close-knit family of mostly female members and coming from an exclusive school for girls, all my life I’ve been surrounded by women who share the same passion for beauty,” she said. “I was a frequentContinue reading “Get your crowning moment at Headtown Salon & Spa”