• When You Travel, Take This With You

    Walking alone you will find the wind walking with you and the bitter taste you …

  • Pruning Shears: A Poem by Franz

    When you are shamed remember, That those who shame you have their own shame to …

  • Music Angels: How My Piano Teacher Taught Me To Confidently Play The …

    There was a time in my life when I convinced myself that I would never …

  • Coping Amidst The Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic in the UK With Elderly Parents

    In early February 2020, my friend sent a message over to me from Beijing, China. She …

  • Sometimes, We Achieve More When We Slow Down

    When I was little, I thought that adults who were always in a hurry were …

  • Have You Ever Caught Someone Talking About You In Another Language?

    I have. I was having lunch with my fiance the other day when I overheard …

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    The Benefits of Mindful Journals

    As we welcome the new year ahead of us, we start to think about our resolutions and goals. This is the time for embracing the changes that are about to come our way- the time for new beginnings. Many of…

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    Why Christmas Is For The Spirit, Not The Superficial

    Why Christmas Is For The Spirit, Not The Superficial

    Growing up in the Philippines where the season to be jolly officially starts at around September all the way through to December (the ‘BER’ months) and of course all the way through to New Year’s Day… I learned from …
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    What Clothes To Pack When Travelling To Rome In Winter

    What Clothes To Pack When Travelling To Rome In Winter

    We went on a last minute trip to Rome. I panicked a little because I didn’t know what clothes to pack. Thanks to British Airways and their generous 23 kg luggage allowance, I was able to cram in quite a&…
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    What I Think Some Filipinos Can Learn From Minimalism

    What I Think Some Filipinos Can Learn From Minimalism

    I still recall a deeply hurtful conversation I had with a Filipino woman. She asked me what my current job title was and when I told her that I was working as a junior manager for a luxury fashion brand,&…
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    Lightweight Airplane Essentials For A Luxury Travel Experience

    Lightweight Airplane Essentials For A Luxury Travel Experience

    Travelling on long or short haul flights can be a tiring experience for anyone. Although I try and make this a calming time for me to read a book, listen to podcasts or watch movies, I still think that sitting&…
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