My Escape, My Comfort

There were no books in reach as I was growing up. I did not come from a family of readers. However, this reality did not hinder my complex journey with reading. Through the years, I was able to finally identify the various activities and content that bring me comfort. Stories, Cartoons, and Films As a … Continue reading My Escape, My Comfort

Abril: Isa pang pagkakataon

Dati-rati sa loob lamang ng ilang oras ay nakasusulat na ako ng isang buong akda, mapa tula, maikling kuwento o kahit pa nga dula. Iyon ba ay dahil sa malawak at malaya kong kaisipan noong ako'y mas bata pa? O dahil sa pangangailangang dala ng mga markang kaakibat ng mga akda? Sa paglipas ng panahon, … Continue reading Abril: Isa pang pagkakataon

The hopeful glimmer in my eyesJust turned to blurry crystal iceAs I head a resounding crackThat signals them to an attack Unfamiliar greetings I seeShatter walls inside so slowlyAs a child I hid long insideFinally awakes, who then decides To break from the family's care Yet as the child screams within meKnowing I cannot let … Continue reading

A Place of Silence: A Space for Personal Growth

Time flies fast these days that there are moments when I feel like I am being left behind. Not in terms of all the monetary advancements in life, however, it seems that somehow I am being dragged by time as I simply live each day as a routine. This kind of thinking is not helpful … Continue reading A Place of Silence: A Space for Personal Growth

Learning a New Language: How difficult could it be?

It is a new year, I may still be having some difficulties in picking my messed up routine caused by my bad procrastinating habit. Nonetheless, it is the right time to refocus my living energy into something that may help me later and, perhaps, keep my brain working. Among all the possible tasks that I … Continue reading Learning a New Language: How difficult could it be?

Another Year for My Struggles in Writing and Life Continues

Waves of various height and strength punch me straight to the face whenever I try to jump away from my current position in life. Most of the time, the challenging waves are a mix of my worries, insecurities, uncertainties, indecisiveness, and many other negative thoughts fueled by the scared kid in my head. There have … Continue reading Another Year for My Struggles in Writing and Life Continues

5 Things You Need to Reduce Stress

Graceful, Grateful, and Gutsy

It’s no secret that we have a pandemic going on in the world…and I’m not talking about corona…

Stress is a universal language. I don’t know of a person who hasn’t experienced it in their lifetime. Therefore, we need to have strategies up our sleeves to fight it. Here is 5 things you’ll need for battle:

#1: Sleep

I know, I know. So boring, mundane, and hard to get. However, it should be high on our priority list. It is the best medicine and recovery for our body.

Tip: Our bodies have internal clocks. Try to go to bed and wake up the same time everyday (yes, even on weekends), and your body will start to regulate and predict sleep, optimizing your chances of a restful one.

PS. As a mom, I know sleep is hard to come by. Try your best to nap when baby naps, and ask for…

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