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‘Conscious uncoupling’ and the courage to let go


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“It is with hearts full of sadness that we have decided to separate,” began actress Gwyneth Paltrow’s announcement on the “conscious uncoupling” that she and husband Chris Martin had both decided on. “We are, however, and always will be a family, and in many ways we are closer than we have ever been. We are parents, first and foremost, to two incredibly wonderful children and we ask for their and our space and privacy to be respected at this difficult time…”

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

To my daughter, the graduate: Life is always a choice


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To thine own self be true. That’s a line you and I have often thrown at each other these past months as you were winding down your college life. Tomorrow you leave the doors of Loyola, come down from the hill, and will soon venture into the brave, new world of your choosing.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Why illness can be a gift–a journey for the soul


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Some of the bravest and most beautiful women I know are those who have survived a life-threatening illness.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Please be careful with my heart!


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February always makes me think of hearts. And not just because it’s the love month. My son, who was born with a congenital heart defect, was born in February. Today, as I write this, would have been his 20th birthday. My dad was only 49 when a heart attack claimed his life. I think of these two Miguels who were very dear to me. I think of love—the mother for her son, the daughter for her father.

Posted: February 23rd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Gifts from the Visayan sea


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Ninety days after “Yolanda,” Ormoc is slowly coming back to life. I ended the workweek with a quick trip to the seaside sitio of Lawis in Albuera, which is 40 minutes away from Ormoc. Our company donated the first 10 of 20 boats that we had committed to the fisherfolk in our adopted community.

Posted: February 9th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Everybody needs some time to heal


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The first month of the year has been a period of reeling and healing. I missed my deadline for this column a few times because work was crazy, and I somehow couldn’t find the energy on those days to write something or share something of myself in this space.

Posted: February 2nd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Pain and crisis bear unusual gifts


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I don’t know if one crisis after another is a mandatory rite of passage on the way to 50. I certainly hope it’s not. The first week of the year for me opened with a loved one’s hospitalization, an illness (mine), and one hysterectomy—my beloved dog’s, not mine. Talk about these events taking place all within the first nine days of the new year.

Posted: January 19th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Start the new year with a positive attitude


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The experience of shuttling back and forth from Manila to Ormoc and various parts of Bohol over the last six weeks has given me an even deeper appreciation of the importance of each day, the value of speaking from the heart and leaving nothing unsaid, and the grace of a grateful heart.

Posted: December 29th, 2013 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

How I came face to face with Christmas in a little coastal village in Leyte


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I have this image of myself as a five-year-old, a white handkerchief tied around my tiny wrist, the other end tied to my mother’s.

Posted: December 22nd, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Picking up the pieces after going through traumatic experiences


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“Mama, mo-balik ba si ‘Yolanda’ (Mama, is Yolanda coming back)?” Michael asked his mother, his tiny body starting to quiver as the gentle rain began to fall on the tarpaulin sheet above their heads. His eyes darted back and forth between the skies and his mother who held him close.

Posted: December 8th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Inspiration from the rubble


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“In 20 years of doing humanitarian relief work, it’s the worst I have seen,” Ned Olney, deputy country director of Save the Children, told us in a meeting a few days ago.

Posted: November 24th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

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