Spring has Sprung: Happy Spring Cleaning for Your Heart and Home!

Spring has been around the corner for a while now where we live in British Columbia, Canada. Spending my childhood and early adult years in a tropical climate made me pay little attention to the seasons – we only have two, rainy or dry. What I like in North America are the four lovely seasons […]

Capturing the Spirit of Easter: What Easter Sunday Teaches Us on Hope, Life, and Victory

Growing up in a predominantly Catholic country, the Philippines, Easter reminds me of what I always hear on Sunday mass, the resurrection of Jesus Christ. A new beginning, a transformation. When I was a young girl, I saw men flagellating themselves, women sitting for hours to read the Passion of Christ using a chant-like tone, […]

Meditation Wonders for the Body, Mind, and Spirit: Why I Recommend Vipassana Meditation

10-days of sitting for meditation, breathing in and out, no spoken word, no connection to the outside world. It was the hardest thing I went through and yet the best investment of my time and energy. From British Columbia, Canada, I traveled to Northwest Vipassana Center, Dhamma Kuñja, Onalaska, Washington, USA. I heard about Vipassana […]

Media Interview: Fil-Canadian Author Checking off Her ‘Bucket List’

After an awesome winter vacation in Whistler BlackComb, a team of reporter from ABS-CBN North America visited my home to do an interview. With little make up on and less-than-the-usual preparation I welcomed them with open arms and shared my story. Here’s the video interview and write up. My heartfelt thanks goes to Rowena Papasin and the rest […]

10 Days of Silence: My Vipassana Meditation Retreat

“Everyone seeks peace and harmony, because this is what we lack in our lives… Unhappiness permeates the atmosphere around someone who is miserable, and those who come in contact with such a person also become affected. Certainly this is not a skillful way to live.” – The Art of Living – Vipassana Meditation “When you meditate, […]