The Complex Languages of Relationships and Falling in (and out of) Love

The Complex Languages of Relationships and Falling in (and out of) Love

Love languages have become of great interest in the recent past, especially after worldwide release of the book “The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate” in 1982 by Dr. Gary Chapman. Despite all these benefits that come with love languages in terms of communication and intimacy within relationships, it is … Read more

Common Practices that Seem “Disrespectful” of the Holy Rosary

Do not disrespect the Holy Rosary… Many people might be surprised to learn that Catholics weren’t the pioneers of using beads for prayer. The practice of prayer beads has roots in various faiths and cultures, including Hindus, Greeks, Buddhists, and more. The precise origin remains elusive, but the tradition spans across different religious traditions. Interestingly, … Read more

Those Senior Moments: Ageing Minds,  Invisible Pains, Unwon Battles

Loneliness in elders

In this article, I aim to dig into a concerning yet often overlooked issue—an epidemic silently affecting our elderly population. In our fast-paced, urban-centric lifestyles, the elderly often find themselves inadvertently left behind, facing isolation and neglect. Despite our best intentions, their limited mobility and declining physical health contribute to their increasing isolation, gradually distancing … Read more

December Tarot Forecast: Mercury Retrograde Edition for All Birth Months

Your December Tarot Forecast Mercury Retrograde Edition for All Birth Months

Wishing you all a joyful holiday season! Aren’t we thrilled about celebrating Christmas and ringing in 2024? This Christmas marks a significant milestone as the nation is finally bouncing back from the challenging aftermath of the 2019-2022 lockdowns and post-pandemic mobility restrictions. Despite new virus mutations and the persistent threat of ‘walking pneumonia,’ the world … Read more

Letting Go and Living After a Relationship Ends

Letting go and thriving after a relationship ends

Pain, at times, can weaken our capacity to be compassionate or gentle, both towards ourselves and others. It has the potential to undermine our tolerance and hinder our ability to see beyond the temporality of experiences. However, not everything that happens occurs solely for a reason; rather, it serves to guide us back to our … Read more

Empty Bus, Invisible Homes and Fading Memories

empty bus, invisible homes fading memory

I returned to my home province a week before Halloween to pay my respects at my mother’s grave and attend to some personal errands. It would take a couple of hours or so by bus to reach my destination. I was worried that, as it was a week before the holiday, the buses might already … Read more

A Lover’s Tale (and tarnishing the memory of a dead person)

Photo by Gül Işık of Pexels

It’s not wrong to love someone who is already in a committed relationship, but to consummate that love is another story. Painful Lessons for the Keridas (and Keridos): Homewreckers, kerido or kerida, kabit, kulukadidang, sibaysibay, atsay, itsoy, boytoy, doxy, floozy, mistress, adulterer…etc. These are labels often associated (with no pun intended) with kept women or … Read more

Solar/Lunar Eclipses Tarot Reading for All Signs – October 14 & October 28

lunar solar october 2023 tarot reading

What the Voice of Karma Wants to You to Know? Legends from China, India, Egypt, Incan, Native Americans and other indigenous cultures have their own legends about eclipses. Some believe that these eclipses signify changes, growths or downfall, luck or misfortune and other impactful life events that we need to look out for. In ancient … Read more

Finding Real Happiness, Discovering the Meaning of Joy

Finding happiness discovering joy

I recently watched a new film called “Without You,” featuring David Licauco and Shaira Diaz in leading roles. The movie portrayed a simple yet realistic young romance, touching on character and plot elements that left a lasting impact. Amidst the storyline, a particular statement caught my attention: one of the actors advised the female protagonist … Read more

Silencing: A Passive Response that Breaks Bonds

silencing response that breaks bonds

Building a wall of silence “Words are like swords, if you use them the wrong way, it’ll turn into ugly weapons, ” according to author, Gosho Aoyama; but I’ve learned the hard way that the absence of words can also harm and scar. I had a disagreement with a friend the other day over how … Read more