CREATIVE SELF-CARE: 2 Therapeutic Practices For Your Mental And Physical Well-Being

Did you know that visiting a museum and spending time in nature are good practices for your mental and physical well-being? Featured Museum: Pintô Art Gallery, Antipolo City, Philippines Pintô Art is a contemporary art museum, located in Antipolo City, Philippines. Pinto is a Tagalog word that means “door” wherein the museum literally leads itsContinue reading “CREATIVE SELF-CARE: 2 Therapeutic Practices For Your Mental And Physical Well-Being”

AN UPHILL BATTLE IS A PART OF LIFE: A Pico De Loro Trek

There are times when life seems strenuous, stressful, and difficult to bear. But with focus and fortitude, we can overcome the mountains of life. Featured Mountain: Pico De Loro, Ternate, Cavite, Philippines Pre-pandemic, mountain climbing in the Philippines was a mainstream hobby. During weekends and holidays, it was common to see groups of young adultsContinue reading “AN UPHILL BATTLE IS A PART OF LIFE: A Pico De Loro Trek”

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”

4 DAYS OF UNHURRIED LIVING IN PHOTOS: Learning to Discern What is Important and What is Not

Sometimes, we need to slow down to discover the meaning of life anew. It is in unhurried moments that we learn to discern what is important and what is not. Seven years ago, I traveled to the island of Boracay in the Philippines to unwind. It was an unaccompanied 4-day-trip. No time limit. No oneContinue reading “4 DAYS OF UNHURRIED LIVING IN PHOTOS: Learning to Discern What is Important and What is Not”

UNANSWERED PRAYERS: An Honest Conversation with God About His Silence

“Can I handle God’s answer?” I wonder if I truly have what it takes to be the recipient of this desire. It was a bit foggy, drizzling morning. The sight of placid mountains draped in clouds, the cool breeze, and the quietude of nature welcomed me. It was my second day in the scenic mountainsContinue reading “UNANSWERED PRAYERS: An Honest Conversation with God About His Silence”