How to Be Truly Confident

How to Be Truly Confident

A friend and I were talking about confidence earlier. How do you become more confident? Do you snap your fingers just like that and all of sudden become more confident? Or do you need to take years and years of diving deep and healing and owning your shit before you...
When You Go to a Place, Honor Its Soul

When You Go to a Place, Honor Its Soul

Someone once asked me, “Why, despite all its efforts at promoting tourism, can’t Ilocos Norte hold a candle to other provinces in the Philippines that are doing so much better?” I didn’t know the answer to that back then, but I may have an...
Here’s to the Transformational Year that was 2020!

Here’s to the Transformational Year that was 2020!

2020 has been a good year for me. I noticed that, for people who unabashedly took responsibility for their circumstances despite the uncertainty the pandemic brought upon all of us, 2020 came with it unexpected opportunities, blessings, and amazing things happening...
The Only Kind of Work You Need to Do

The Only Kind of Work You Need to Do

I have a confession to make. I hate writing. I know. I’ve been going on and on about how writing is what I was meant to be doing and that if you’re not doing what you’re meant to be doing then you had better not expect much from life. But I hate it. I have to drag my...
How I Lost 20 Lbs. of Weight Since Lockdown

How I Lost 20 Lbs. of Weight Since Lockdown

I lost 20 pounds of weight since the start of the pandemic. All the extra weight I gained since I graduated from college more than a decade ago I lost in the last several months. That’s mostly thanks to… well… my version of eating less. It came off as a bit of a...
You Already Know What You Need to Do

You Already Know What You Need to Do

Some random guy I met at a party once told me to not bother with building websites. They said websites require a fuck-ton of writing and that I might not have what it takes to write that much. They said to focus on social media instead because I’d have an easier...
Step Into All That You Are

Step Into All That You Are

I sit here at the doctor’s office patiently and not-so-patiently waiting for my turn. I hate waiting. Anybody who knows me well enough knows I’m always on the go, always picking up new books to read and new projects to work on. As a result, my life is one...
Who You Are and What You Came Here For

Who You Are and What You Came Here For

On the surface, you’re just a regular girl or guy trying to make your way to the world. You look like everybody else. You sound like everybody else. You go through the motions of life like everybody else—or so you think. While you think you may be blending in, other...
Do You Know How Powerful You Are?

Do You Know How Powerful You Are?

Do you know how powerful you are? There’s a whole damn system built to undermine you. If you were an insignificant speck of dust on this big space-rock we call Earth, why would the rest of the world do everything it can to suppress your rebellion and shut you down?...