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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Typhoon Ulysses and the rest of the Philippines

The year sure knows how to cram at the last minute. It seems that 2020 has yet to rest from all the challenges fate has poured into humanity’s lives. Heartbreaking sights are seen everywhere. Our country, the Philippines, was not spared from the wrath of nature as multiple typhoons destroyed numerous properties, devastated massive land… Continue reading Typhoon Ulysses and the rest of the Philippines

Are you ready for online teaching?

The term new normal has transformed into various images and scenarios in the past seven months as people worldwide try to make sense of the global health pandemic. The virus is still present, and the reality of health concerns remains a top source of anxiety for many. In the Philippines, there has been an ongoing struggle with… Continue reading Are you ready for online teaching?

Sunday Reminiscing

Almost a decade after graduating from the university, I found jobs which took most of my days away from the routine I used to enjoy as a young, university student. There are times that I wish to simply go back to the moments when life still does not seem too complicated or even too scary… Continue reading Sunday Reminiscing

Of Weddings and Rainy Days

As the door opens, the bright shine of the sun gives a quick blinding trap for the guests' eyes. Right then, as their eyes adjust to the light, they see the silhouette of another bright gem entering the hall. This moment is the start of till death do us part. How does a wedding's captivating bride's first… Continue reading Of Weddings and Rainy Days

GOING BACK TO MY PASSION PART 2

Books and music are some of my lifesavers (and my cats) There are a lot of wonderful things in life that I tend to neglect when I get too busy or too focused on work (or my worries). It seems difficult for me to simply sit and be grateful for all the different events that… Continue reading GOING BACK TO MY PASSION PART 2

Finale

Waves of thinning memories rush to shoreSurprising me with a thunderous roarReminding, remembering for the last timeBefore drowning into the dark side Flashes of familiar facesWhispers of lovely voicesI know them.I knew them.But now, I’m losing every bit of them Little by little, thenAll at onceDrops of water everywhereGathered togetherSending me off to my final… Continue reading Finale