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Small concerns and matter can grow and make our lives complicated, but little thoughts of positivity can still conquer these giants.

Importance of Rest in the Healing Process

Importance of Rest in the Healing Process

After I came back from the Living Waters Leadership Training 2018, I really appreciated the importance of rest as I felt refreshed, recharged, and raring to go back to the normal things I do. I thought one week of rest was enough and already extravagant. After all, I needed to catch up with deadlines. The following Monday, I’ve set my mind to work but I was having a hard time. The struggle continued throughout the week and I never seemed…

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How to Start the Healing Process: Trading My Sorrows

How to Start the Healing Process: Trading My Sorrows

October 28 to November 3, 2018 became a major turning point of my life. I joined the Living Waters Leadership Training 2018 (LWLT 2018) because I wanted to learn how to share and start the healing process in our church and community. I decided that for the month of November, I’ll be writing about my experiences and reflections during that week. I’ll borrow the term “No Shame November” from my friend (hi, Kuya Jo!). Start the Healing Process From the…

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8 Joyful Discoveries on the Importance of Sadness

8 Joyful Discoveries on the Importance of Sadness

After receiving different responses from my previous post, I decided to deviate and focus specifically on one aspect we already forgot: the importance of sadness. Sadness and depression are two different things, according to search results. They tell us that sadness points to a specific object, while depression strikes anywhere. A month ago, I watched Disney’s 2015 movie, Inside Out, for the first time. I really appreciated the film from start to finish, and it has become my new favorite….

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Mental Health Awareness: Laughters of Grief

Mental Health Awareness: Laughters of Grief

In line with the Mental Health Awareness month, I want to share another poem I wrote eight years ago (January 31, 2010) entitled Laughters of Grief. A light of sunshine in my heart Was given by the one I love Suddenly the storm clouds took part And rain came from above. The empty soil was filled With water ‘til it drowned My laughter as I grieved It is as is I frowned. But what life could bring As a prowler,…

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Best Version of Yourself: Expectation vs. Reality

Best Version of Yourself: Expectation vs. Reality

Latest trends now reflect this generation’s attitude of wanting the newest, latest, and supposedly, the best. One of the mostly used motivational phrases to set goals and improve ourselves is be the best version of yourself. But what’s the true basis of best must we believe in? A common definition of best is the progress between who we are before and after. We don’t compete against others, but against our present selves. However, I’m not convinced that improving ourselves has…

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3 Ways to Hurt Others Using Social Media

3 Ways to Hurt Others Using Social Media

Recently, I started being resentful towards using social media. Even if I do my best to set boundaries and tell myself to be rational, I just can’t disregard my emotions. Going through a series of deep heart-wrenching reflections, I finally realized the reason for my resentment: I have a deep feeling of hurt after using social media. This could be new to you or actually very common already, but here are three ways we tend to hurt others (and get…

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What You Really Need to Learn in School

What You Really Need to Learn in School

One of my younger friends asked me to write a relevant advice for students today, maybe something they need to learn in school. Wow, why me? After four years of graduating from college, I honestly don’t know what to say. Initially, I started thinking the best habits I practiced, but just ended up regretting that one thing I didn’t do: It’s learning how to fail… even when you did your best and gave your all. No. Don’t get me wrong….

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