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Nemiranda, other artists hold art-for-healing workshops in Leyte

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Damaged rear of Palo Cathedral.

They faced the unspeakable, but they were not afraid to speak about it.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | 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 »

Do you know how to forgive?

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ILLUSTRATION BY ALEX ROMAN OCAMPO

It goes without saying that the first step toward healing is forgiving. Yet we use the word so loosely that we end up saying it out of habit, just like saying, “I’m sorry.”

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Health and Wellness | Read More »

What ‘eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth’ really means

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“An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.” The lex talionis, as this Old Testament law is called, is supposedly the oldest recorded or known principle in the world. While this may seem like a tit-for-tat law, bordering on the vengeful, it is important to go back to its roots—the context in which it was formulated and the value it wanted to uphold.

Posted: February 23rd, 2014 in 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 »

As I age, my priorities change


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Now that I am half a century old, my primary focus this year has shifted from extreme athletic challenges to inward beautification and self-preservation.

Posted: January 26th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Artists perform rites of healing after tragedies

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BADJAO women and girls displaced by the Zamboanga seige perform a traditional dance during an interfaith ritual at the Museo Pambata on Jan 11. ARNOLD ALMACEN

Those in the performing arts are doing their part to help ease the burdens of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” victims.

Posted: January 13th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

It’s all about enzyme power


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The human body is a miraculous healing machine. It can repair itself back to perfect balance when disease strikes. While the wonders of modern medicine can rescue the body during an emergency, whether it is through surgery or pharmaceutical intervention, there is a far greater power contained within us all.

Posted: November 18th, 2013 in Columns,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »

Various alternative healing modalities


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During the last 20 years, there were many alternative methods that emerged, each with its own set of adherents, disciples and promoters. The sheer variety of such methods or modalities make it difficult for the average person to understand, much less to choose which one is best for him or her.

Posted: January 22nd, 2013 in Columns,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »

How the mind can help heal the body


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“The mind holds no clinical significance in today’s modern medical practice,” laments Dr. Bernie Siegel in his pioneering book “Peace, Love and Healing.” In fact the mind is completely ignored by most physicians in the treatment of disease.

Posted: January 7th, 2013 in Columns,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »

Time doesn’t heal all wounds, so learn to forgive instead


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At the start of the semester, there is one lesson that I try to drill into my student’s heads—the fallacy that time heals all wounds. Time doesn’t, I tell them. Rather, it is what we do with the time that heals the wounds.

Posted: October 7th, 2012 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

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