BOTTLED UP EMOTIONS: What Does It Mean To Repress Feelings? Causes, Signs, And Effects

IMAGE SOURCE: PEXELS (Giovanni Calia) “I hate the feeling of discomfort when I talk about my emotions. I build a wall within me so that no unpleasant pain would inflict me. I feel safe to keep my emotions aside in a bottle of denials and negative vibes. My self-defense says, ‘No trespassing’.”  Perhaps the linesContinue reading “BOTTLED UP EMOTIONS: What Does It Mean To Repress Feelings? Causes, Signs, And Effects”

EXCESSIVE WORRYING AMONG WOMEN: Causes, Signs, And Remedies

IMAGE SOURCE: PEXELS (Liza Summer) Worry is a normal part of life that affects anyone regardless of age, gender, or race. However, excessive worrying is reported to be more prevalent and high among women. If not addressed or treated, it develops into an anxiety disorder. WHAT IS WORRY? It is important to understand what characterizesContinue reading “EXCESSIVE WORRYING AMONG WOMEN: Causes, Signs, And Remedies”

4 TYPES OF MOTHERS: Which One Best Describes Your Mom?

IMAGE SOURCE: PEXELS (Elly Fairytale) “But there’s a story behind everything. How a picture got on a wall. How a scar got on your face. Sometimes the stories are simple, and sometimes they are hard and heartbreaking. But behind all your stories is always your mother’s story, because hers is where yours begin.” ― MitchContinue reading “4 TYPES OF MOTHERS: Which One Best Describes Your Mom?”

WHY GOD? Facing the Painful Question in Life’s Desperate Moments

Where is God in this time of increasing hate crimes, corruption, violence, injustice, pandemic surges, poverty, global economic, and health crisis? Why God? It is a painful question of someone grieving over the loss of a job or the death of a loved one, pulled down into a place of unfathomable feelings of void andContinue reading “WHY GOD? Facing the Painful Question in Life’s Desperate Moments”

DARK NIGHT OF THE SOUL: Walking Forward in Hope

It was a test of longanimity. The light rays and scenic view after the pitch-black caving somehow gave us a feeling of victorious relief. “Free at last”, our smiles could tell. TOTAL PITCH DARKNESS – that is how I would describe my spelunking experience at Malangaan Cave in Bulacan, Philippines.  Situated in a vast landContinue reading “DARK NIGHT OF THE SOUL: Walking Forward in Hope”