• Self-Love,  Uncategorized,  Well-being

    6 Ways To Feed Your Soul

    Have you ever felt so tired even though you just woke up? Sometimes you feel unproductive even though you have crossed out everything in your to-do list. Before you go to sleep, you feel something that you should have done during the day but could not quite think of what it was exactly that you wanted done. The problem maybe not what you have been doing, but what you have been neglecting. Maybe you have been starving your soul. And you might not even know it.  So how do you feed your soul? Here are 5 suggested ways to feeding your soul. 1.       Stop being too busy. If you can’t, at…

  • Mental Health,  Personal Story,  Uncategorized,  Well-being

    Life in My Presumptive Bipolar World

    It’s been quite some time since I last posted and I am surprised it took this long! I suddenly thought about what could have stopped me from writing a single post, since most of what I wrote are just some of my experiences in life. Or , when I feel especially creative. Normally, it would have been too easy for me to create one. But lately, trying to start the first few sentences became a challenge for me. I seemed to have forgotten my subjects and predicates.  I realized I had nothing special to write. My life is boring! And I was suffering from a severe case of writer’s block.…

  • Random Musings,  Uncategorized

    Do You Believe In Magic?

    It’s gonna be a magical day today. “I don’t suppose at your age you still believe in magic?”, you say. What is not to believe at something beautiful? You said, “Well, there is no such thing as magic. All those magician’s trick has been revealed on tv. I mean, we know that those are just tricks, illusions, right?” “And today, when you capture something beautiful on camera, they ask you if it was photoshopped, or what filter did you use?” Spot on! That, and so many other  “scientific explanations.” The problem with our world today is that people tend to overthink. We always try to find an explanation for something…

  • Personal Story,  Uncategorized

    Playlist of Resolutions for the Coming Year

    I am back! And just in time for my annual post. Pixabay.com   I missed blogging here so much that I promise to that I would blog more than I used to blog before. Since I will be turning another decade in my life, such a fantastic moment for me, I am anticipating it to be the best years of my life, I have decided to blog more about self-improvement and empowerment, experiences that were so profound in my life and that made me who I am now.   Life begins at 40, and I am ready to face the world with a better perspective, a happier heart and with…

  • Empowerment,  Personal Story,  Uncategorized

    Why I Joined Jeunesse Despite My Fear of Rejection

    I have a fear of rejection. I have been rejected so many times that the mere thought of it makes me want to puke. Rejection in love, at work , that’s why I have avoided involving myself in sales. But I realized that this fear is the one that’s crippling me and hindering me from achieving what it is that I want in life. I know that I have to somehow learn how to condition my mind to take rejection with a grain of salt and move on the NEXT.I recently finished reading Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad, Poor Dad and in it, I learned that to overcome your fear of…

  • Dating and Relationship Resources,  Finding Love,  Uncategorized

    Second Chances: Is It Really Worth It?

    Have you or someone you know found themselves in a situation where they would do almost anything to get back with their ex? You’ll cry, you’ll beg, you’ll threaten, you’ll promise to change, but they keep walking. Ending a relationship and losing someone you love from your life can be one of the most frustrating and defining moments in your lifetime, and it’s hard to know what the right thing to do is when you are trying desperately to turn things around.   Yes, yes, I know this will cause a stir with my friends. They might think, after all he’s done, you still secretly wanted to give him another…

  • Mental Health,  Uncategorized,  Well-being

    Unfinished Sentences & Semicolons

    I promised to write only of happy things, but I can’t pass up this chance to write something I love talking about, my causes and advocacies. Recently, I stumbled upon an article in Cosmopolitan Philippines , Here’s Why Semicolon Tattoos Are a Thing, and it was about the reason why people were posting photos of semicolon tattoos on social media sites. For some reason, I was absent from Instagram for quite a number of days, almost a week and wasn’t aware of this. But reading through the article, I learned that it was posted by people who wanted to make a stand against discrimination , spread awareness on Mental Health…

  • Personal Story,  Uncategorized

    Freedom and Me

    There was a woman who wanted to change everything in her life, except that she can’t if that meant leaving behind her children. She thought that if she change her name, at least a part of what she used to have and what she used to be, broken, would also change for the better. My real name is Mary Anne, but I have been more comfortable using Marianne because significantly, I am trying to change a lot of the feelings that I used to feel, mostly angry, hurt, fearful and depressed. And also, i like this name because my ex hated it. Apparently he had been locating us on Facebook…

  • Personal Story,  Uncategorized

    Say Hello to the New Me and My New Vanity URL

    Just when I thought I’ve outgrown blogging…Welcome to my new blog! I have been blogging for quite sometime in this blog, but with a different blog title, talked or rather wrote about my experiences, transitioning from being a loving partner,  to becoming an empowered single mom, and all the challenges I encountered throughout that journey. I had always been a melancholic writer, I can only write something that springs from being sad and lonely.  It is a bigger challenge for me to write something that would come from my being happy. I drew strength and inspiration to write from sadness.  I thought that I would be like that for a long time, until…

  • Uncategorized

    Of Death and Acceptance

    When I found nothing written to comfort me, I wrote my own. My absence from the blogging world would only mean something happened to me or to my family that I could not have the time to squeeze in a few hours to write. My dad passed away on Monday of the Holy Week. It was my parent’s 40th year wedding anniversary. The fact that it took me a longer time to write about it could mean something more. It meant that I wasn’t able to put down into words the loneliness and sadness I feel in my heart with his passing.  Many times the words seemed to fail me.…