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Life Without Rianna Jewelle

The hardest part wasn’t losing Rianna Jewelle, it was learning to live without her. As of this writing, it’s been three weeks since she left us. It was hard. I’m sure some of you who experienced losing someone due to death and sickness can relate to this feeling of missing her every day, struggling to… Continue reading Life Without Rianna Jewelle

Fulfillment · Health · People

Hello, It’s Me: How to Practice Self-Love & Acceptance

Growing up, I only know two adjectives that best describe myself: Talented and smart. I was never the “beautiful” or the “sexy” one – always the smart one, talented one, the good leader, and the charismatic (class) President. While I do appreciate how people see me as a person, a part of me always wondered… Continue reading Hello, It’s Me: How to Practice Self-Love & Acceptance

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5 Important Lessons on Strength in Difficult Times

It’s been nearly two years, but I can still feel the pain, anguish, and trauma brought about by Rianna’s sickness that almost cost her life. Rianna is my nine-year-old niece who suffered from mycoplasma encephalitis. She was hospitalized last October 17, 2015. Encephalitis is an acute inflammation of the brain. The majority of cases are caused… Continue reading 5 Important Lessons on Strength in Difficult Times

Health · People

Help Yollie Fight Bone Cancer

  “Sometimes we’re so busy trying to make everyone in our lives happy, we don’t realize that maybe it’s enough to make one person happy.” – Regina Brett I first met 58-year-old Yolanda “Yollie” Santos in 2009 when I was the chairman of the Lectors and Commentators’ Ministry in our parish. Back then, she was the… Continue reading Help Yollie Fight Bone Cancer

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Use ShopBack, Earn Some Cash

Everyone is into online shopping nowadays. Why not? It’s more convenient and cheaper! You don’t have to go out of your homes and your order can be delivered right to your doorsteps. Now entering its second year in the Philippines, ShopBack offers more online shopping partners than ever before plus extra cash. Indeed, buying from… Continue reading Use ShopBack, Earn Some Cash

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How to Maintain a Healthy State of Mind

Mental health expert and psychiatrist Dr. Paul Lee of Manila Doctors Hospital and Philippine Children’s Medical Center offers practical strategies to maintain a healthy emotional and mental health to prevent depression from setting in. Prompt recognition and treatment of this mental state is also essential to prevent more serious complications. Major depression is the number four… Continue reading How to Maintain a Healthy State of Mind