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In Reverence To Mother Mary [On The Occasion Of Her Birthday, 8th of Sept.] And The Sacred Feminine

I was born and raised Roman Catholic in the Philippines, a country that, despite being in Asia, is the only one in the region whose culture is so westernized. Influence from Eastern mysticism and religious teachings are quite limited. The … Continue reading

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Some Mothers Are Unloving. Motherhood Is Optional. Dealing With Dismissive Reactions.

It isn’t so much anymore the wounding or wounds from my mother’s unloving ways per se that’s triggering me or hurting me. It is more the reactions coming from others. From members of the family who refuse to acknowledge the … Continue reading

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Dealing With The Guilt Of Going No Contact. Myths About Mothers And Motherhood. [Part 1/2]

I seldom talk about my family estrangement. On the rare occasion that it comes up in the conversation, one question that would usually pop up is, “Don’t you miss them?” Harsh as this sounds, I don’t. I don’t miss my … Continue reading

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Why I Don’t Celebrate Mother’s Day (Or Other Similar Occasions)

Last year, when I was still a member of the committees assisting the Board of Directors of our building, I came up with the idea of giving out roses to the mother-residents of our building on Mother’s Day. All women, … Continue reading

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The Coronavirus Crisis – A Ten Terrain Perspective by Tahnee Woolf and Allen David Reed

How are you all responding to this global crisis, the Great Awakener and Game Changer that is COVID-19? How are you holding up? Various perspectives and analogies have surfaced online. Varying reactions and responses in our midst — geographical and … Continue reading

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Taal. A Volcano. Not A Tourist Destination.

Bayanihan is a fundamental aspect of the Filipino culture of working together as a community to achieve a common goal. It is quite refreshing to see the Filipinos’ spirit of bayanihan demonstrated during times of calamities — such as during … Continue reading

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An Otherwise Quiet Moment Of A Free Spirit

I am a ‘Highly Sensitive Person (HSP).’ An introvert. Add to that, I’m an empath. I can feel and sense energies. Easily. Deeply. Strongly. That’s why I need to be vigilant that I do not absorb the energies of other … Continue reading

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Being A Deviant In The Philippines

As a child, I had already felt different. But I chose to conform. Up until my adult life. I was concerned with how others would perceive me. I didn’t want to be labeled as ‘weird.’ I wanted to be accepted. … Continue reading

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Pitying Is Dishonoring & Disempowering

I am not to be pitied. I detest that. I do not appreciate being pitied. I take offense in it. With or without the breast cancer diagnosis. Recently, someone left this comment in one of my posts — “I’m sorry … Continue reading

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Being My Brother’s Caretaker. Lessons Learned. Wisdom Gained.

I’m ever grateful for the time when I took on the role of caregiver/caretaker of my brother who suffered ruptured aneurysm in the brain due to drug abuse. It was a most transformative time for me. That was in 2003/2004. … Continue reading

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