Mother Isn’t Just a Noun, It’s a Verb

In the post I published earlier this month, I spoke about the vital importance of acknowledging, appreciating and celebrating our mothers for giving us the essentially unpayable gift of life. In this post, I’m shifting the focus from the idea … Read more…

What Moms Really Want for Mother’s Day

In the Philippines, the month of May is probably best known as the month in which Mother’s Day is celebrated. The local recognition accorded to this celebration is hardly unusual given the matriarchal nature of Philippine society, but its increasingly … Read more…

What Easter Can Offer to a Secular World

Today marks the second day of Holy Week—a series of days that holds particular religious significance for our country’s Roman Catholic majority. While Holy Week and its culmination, Easter Sunday, have never quite attained the popular appeal of Christmas, both … Read more…

Even the Spring Follows the Season of Winter

And just like that, we find ourselves in April—a month celebrated in temperate countries as the height of spring. The Philippines is a tropical country so we don’t really get to experience the round of the four seasons. Nevertheless, it’s … Read more…

Resourcing for Life Changes and Transitions

In the post we published earlier this month, I spoke about transitions. Quite a number of people wrote me to share how the subject hit a nerve—which got me thinking about what could best serve individuals when they’re caught in … Read more…