Coping with Depression, Health, Life, Weight Loss

My Four Favorite Fitness Channels on YouTube for Indoor Workouts

I think most of us, if not all, will agree that the year 2020 was a disaster. The pandemic has turned the malls into ghost towns, resulted to cancelled travel plans, millions of deaths globally, and job losses. I would be lying if I say that the community quarantines did not take a toll on… Continue reading My Four Favorite Fitness Channels on YouTube for Indoor Workouts

Coping with Depression, Homeschooling, Life, My Creations, My Life in Watercolor

My Top Art Teaching Hacks for Non-Artist Homeschooling Parents

While art isn't a major subject in regular school, it's a subject that my kids showed tremendous interest in since they were younger. Before I would come home from work and would see my kids' artworks taped on the ref's door. Sometimes they would wave their art on my face, proud of their work. Since… Continue reading My Top Art Teaching Hacks for Non-Artist Homeschooling Parents

Coping with Depression, My Life in Watercolor

My Watercolor Journey: How I Started and Where to Get Supplies and Free Tutorials

Have you ever just accepted a criticism from a person and convinced yourself that she or he is probably right? The first time this happened to me where art is concerned was when a classmate in high school watched me sketch and told me that my hands are too heavy, that I can never be… Continue reading My Watercolor Journey: How I Started and Where to Get Supplies and Free Tutorials

Coping with Depression

My dad gave me a dollar and I felt rich

The one dollar bill my dad gave me. If you have been reading my posts, you’d know that my daddy passed away last April 28, sadly on my birth month too. It has been tough for us on coming to terms with the loss especially at this time of the year when families reunite for… Continue reading My dad gave me a dollar and I felt rich

Coping with Depression, Health

How to Love and Take Care of Yourself: A Journey Towards Genuine Happiness

Don't hate yourself. You were once an ugly, shapeless mass that is now slowly developing into a masterpiece, being molded by maestro, YOU. You can't hate a work in progress. You can only admire the journey it took to be a masterpiece - the best version of you yet. Disclaimer: My advice below stems from… Continue reading How to Love and Take Care of Yourself: A Journey Towards Genuine Happiness

Coping with Depression, Poems

Meus Amicus, Meus Vir – A Poetry About Friendship

(This poem was originally posted in my private blog in March 16, 2008.) like a bunch of flowers in a dark roomyour aura takes aways the gloom;overwhelming sadness to which I succumbshy away from your musical laughter; like a waterfall against a jagged blufftears spill on my anguished face;you come like sunshine on a summer's… Continue reading Meus Amicus, Meus Vir – A Poetry About Friendship