Phantom Quakes and PTSD

“While the building was swaying and the ground was shaking, God remained the steady figure I could hold on to.” It’s been twelve days since the 6.1 magnitude earthquake that shook Central Luzon. I shared the story in my previous post, Shaken. This time, I will be sharing what I have been experiencing the pastContinue reading “Phantom Quakes and PTSD”

Perks of Having a More Successful Older Sibling

“Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship.” –Margaret Mead  They say the youngest child is the luckiest child in a family. I am not sure I can say that with the deepest conviction. Maybe it’s because in our family, there’s onlyContinue reading “Perks of Having a More Successful Older Sibling”

Needs and Wants

“If one prays for patience, do you think God gives them patience? Or does he give them the opportunity to be patient? If they pray for courage, does God give them courage, or does he give them opportunities to be courageous? If one prayed for their family to be closer, you think God zaps themContinue reading “Needs and Wants”

We’re Not Perfect

It’s easy to be irritated by people who cannot meet our expectations. Even I am trying hard to be more forgiving too. It’s the idealist in me that sometimes clouds my understanding of other people’s situations. I guess it helps to realize that we are all just a bunch of folks, trying to navigate lifeContinue reading “We’re Not Perfect”

Setbacks and Comebacks

What’s done is done. There are things I cannot control and things that cannot be undone. It’s a lesson I still have to work hard on learning… Some days are just so smooth; no bumps along the way, no heavy traffic going to work, no cramming to get things done and no heated discussions withContinue reading “Setbacks and Comebacks”

Being Kind to Myself

“Be kind to yourself. Remember that when you abuse yourself, you will experience the anger, apathy, and regret of the bully as well as the depression, anxiety, and insecurity of the victim. Whatever you do, be kind to yourself.” -Vironika Tugaleva I made quite a few blunders recently. They are not life threatening nor willContinue reading “Being Kind to Myself”