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All you need to be sexy for the summer


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There is time to achieve that summer-ready body. But inside it must be a summer-ready heart. The two make up the dynamic duo.

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Columns,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »

Can the dead really talk to the living?


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Let me begin with a recent personal case. When actor Roy Alvarez died suddenly last month, I went to his wake at the Santuario in Greenhills. While sitting quietly far from his coffin inside the big church, I thought of asking him, “Why did you leave so suddenly? We still have a lot of work to do.”

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Columns,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »

How do you know if a relationship is karmic?


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Cecilia (not her real name) has some questions about karmic relationships: “How do you know when a relationship is karmic? Is that a positive or negative thing? Can that be avoided, or does one have to go through it no matter what, since it is supposed to be part of his life’s journey?

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Columns,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »

Summer tips–health and face savers


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Sunny days are perfect weather for frolicking and adventure. The vitamin D benefits of 15 minutes of early-morning sun exposure (6:30-7:30 a.m.) is a plus.

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Columns,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »

Distinguishing astral projection from sleep paralysis


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I recently received inquiries about two separate but related subjects. One is from Nicole, a second year Psychology student who has been experiencing “astral projection.” The other is from Rafael, who has been experiencing what he terms “sleep paralysis” and seeing a figure of a woman covered with a white sheet decorated with black roses while in that state of paralysis.

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Columns,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »

Does seeing one’s double mean imminent death?


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A Filipina doctor of medicine, whom we shall call Dr. Josie, wrote from Germany about some psychic experiences that have been bothering her, and for which she has been looking for some rational explanation.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Columns,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »

Do amulets, charms and ‘anting-anting’ work?


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Reader Lawrence Gonzaga sent in the following timely query: “With the recent celebration of the Chinese New Year, so many different charms, amulets and trinkets have proliferated in the market. And some of them are pretty expensive. My question is: Do these charms, amulets and trinkets really work?”

Posted: February 18th, 2014 in Columns,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »

What we don’t know will make us sick


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It is alarming to know that health challenges once associated with aging are now affecting the younger generation.

Posted: February 18th, 2014 in Columns,Mind and Body | Read More »

What does the lymphatic system do?


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YOU ASK AND I answer. Every time I come across a question which I cannot answer intelligently, it’s back to research for me. So, here are several questions which require an immediate response.

Posted: February 11th, 2014 in Columns,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »

You can’t stop the meeting of two soul mates


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How do you know if a person you’ve met is your soul mate? And what do you do when you fall madly in love with that person, but both of you are happily married to someone else?

Posted: February 11th, 2014 in Columns,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »

Food offerings to elves, and other questions about elementals


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A former student, who asked his name be kept confidential, submitted the following series of questions on various esoteric subjects:

Posted: February 3rd, 2014 in Columns,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »

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