• 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…

  • Uncategorized

    How to Have An Irresistible Self-confidence

    If you have been following my blog, you would at least know a little about me and my misadventures in the relationship area. I have been single for the past 3 years, and it was quite a journey and it was challenging transitioning from being a full-time mom and partner to my common-law husband to being a single mom. Although it’s been quite a while that I have decided to go back into the dating scene,  I still have one big problem. I do not have the confidence to go out there and meet some men who might be the one for me. I am a single mom to 4…

  • 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.…

  • Random Musings,  Uncategorized

    Three Lines From Cinderella That Taught Us Something About Ourselves

    I’ve always loved reading about Cinderella. She introduced me to Prince Charming and to the concept of happily ever after. As a child, it was one of those Disney cartoons that I and my siblings would watch over and over again. We memorized all the songs by heart. We even loved Lucifer, the stepmother’s cat.   I had the opportunity to watch Cinderella with my kids. Not that I really wanted to watch it but because I made a promise to them that I would take them to watch it. I was low on budget so I texted their dad to split the bill with me. I’ve three kids who…

  • Dating and Relationship Resources,  Random Musings,  Self-Love,  Uncategorized

    50 Shades Messed Up Understanding on Love

    Disclaimer: The post below contains my own views of the matter. I cannot and do not speak for all the women victims of violence. I only speak from my own experience. If you haven’t experienced any form of abuse: sexual, physical, psychological and emotional abuse, then you might not understand where I am coming from. Still, I expect your respect in as much as I give my utmost respect for people who do not share the same views with me.   I’ve been wanting to write my views about the popular 50 Shades of Grey series ever since I read the book, 2 or 3 years ago, but then I…

  • Personal Story,  Uncategorized,  Well-being

    I Ran for A Hero

    The recent weeks had the whole country on an emotional roller coaster ride.  Two weeks ago, we were all ecstatic and our spirits were high with the visit of Pope Francis. We were all filled with positivity and happiness that not even a storm could dampen our spirits. The Villamor Airbase drowned with the chants of people awaiting the touchdown of Pope Francis’ arrival from Sri Lanka. Ironically,in a span of one week, that same airbase was filled with gloom , wailing and tears, all of the opposite of what happened just a week ago with the arrival of the 44 fallen Special Action Force (SAF) men of the Philippine…