Grace, Grief and Loss, Inspiration, Midlife

50. Everything is on loan

I think it helps a lot if we consider everyone to be on loan to us. Child, spouse, partner, parent, lover, friend, colleague. When we think of relationships in this way, we will learn to value people more knowing that tomorrow the person may be gone, or that the relationship may be over. Lahat ay… Continue reading 50. Everything is on loan

Grace, Grief and Loss, Inspiration, Love, Love Actually, Midlife

Lessons From The 5th Decade

I find that in both the personal and the professional, the gift of the fifth decade of life is found in mastering the art of surrender. No longer upset when things don't go my way. Learning to roll with the punches, and letting the pain just slide, and yes, keeping away from situations and people… Continue reading Lessons From The 5th Decade

Grace, Grief and Loss, Inspiration, Love

Basil Valdez and the Soundtrack of My Life

I'm 52 years old now, and for the last 40 years, Basil's songs have been a constant companion. Last night, watching him, and hearing him sing the songs that we had all grown up with was one of the most memorable evenings of my life.  Music takes us to places in our heart that we… Continue reading Basil Valdez and the Soundtrack of My Life

Grief and Loss, Philippine News

An Open Letter to General Bato 

Dear General Bato,  What is happening to our country? Last Monday evening, 24 year old Em-J Pavia who was a model student, son, friend, and teacher was mercilessly gunned down a mere five minutes away from his home. Yesterday, it was 27 year old Lauren Rosales, soft-spoken, caring, loved by everyone she worked with.  She… Continue reading An Open Letter to General Bato