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How massage therapy influenced my life and how I became one

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The first experience.... It was my grandmother the loving mother of my mom whom we call Lola who was responsible for making me feel how a body massage can heal a sick child. I was 10. I remember I was lying down in a floor mat, (back then we didn’t have a bed yet)was very hot and lying over a burning mat (that was what I thought and how I felt)and moaning because of a very high fever. I was literally having a nightmare because I even thought the windows in front of me were alternately opening and closing.
My Lola who was sleeping in the same room with me and my sisters woke up and went to me. She gave me a tepid sponge bath and placed a cold compress over my forehead to lower my fever. After a while, I felt her caring hands working on the different parts of my body with an extracted coconut oil that she always have in handy.
Still vivid in my memory was when she placed a thumb pressure (trigger point) on top of my forearm near the elbow, then she massaged it in circular motion. It …

Tapping our Unlimited Potential

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I believe every person in the world has the...
ability andcapacity to learn anything and everything  provided that person has a willing heart to do whatever it takes to achieve what he or she really wants to accomplish in life.

Basically, we were first taught by our parents and by the people we grew up with during our growing years and that may include besides our parents....
our siblings the familyrelatives friends of both of our parents and caregivers if we have any  Then we go to school and we started learning a lot of things.

It was where we were taught....
how to writeread draw dance  sing and mingle to say the least  All of these were possible with the help of our teachers and classmates and other significant people whom in one way or another have helped us during this stage of growth and development.

Depending on how we were raised and how well our teachers or mentors and everyone we've met along the way has taught us, we were always encouraged to do our best and learn as muc…

Be kind... and start today!

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The above quote is really true.... 
I've hurt many people in my life and it hurt me to have hurt them. 
But... I've been hurt by so many people as well.
Family...
Relatives...
Friends...
Colleagues... 
Even strangers.
Hurting someone can be done in a lot of ways... it can be physical or emotional.
When I was growing up, I was hurt physically but I was especially hurt emotionally. 
Hurtful words...
blaming...
threatening...
belittling... 
and swearing....
I've done all of it... because it was also done to me. 
When we are provoked one way or another....
we get angry...
we answer back.. 
we retaliate back... 
we fight back... 
Sometimes... it can even lead to something really unpleasant... 
something really bad.... or worst. 
but something we regret too ... right away.... eventually.... or... maybe...not at all.
But... we say... 
We are only humans...
We have emotions... 
We have our weaknesses.... 
But is it also rightful to say? 
That we can't let anyone or anybody fo…

How do you welcome change?

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“Change is the only constant in life” - Heraclitus
Who would argue to that? I don't..why? because I was once a “cute” little baby and now...well never mind. LOL Seriously though, all of us have undergone changes whether it's physical, environment, situations or any other things in life, change is inevitable.The earth for that matter is undergoing constant changes. I just hope it doesn't fall apart.
My life has gone into a lot of changes since I went to the Netherlands to join my husband in 2009. Ton and I were married in August 17, 2007 which reminded me that we will be celebrating our 10th year anniversary soon. Wow. Looking back from the almost 8 years of my life here it was like a roller coaster. There were ups and downs but most of all I've survived it all.
I got the feel of the country when I went here twice for vacation. It's a beautiful country, very organized and the people I've met so far were very nice and friendly. That was the time that I thought…

Try to see the beauty in life

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I have been jotting notes and ideas almost everyday. Experts say this is the best way to remember or retain those ideas that mostly popped up while you're busy doing something or other times when you are taking a shower.

What I am going to write today applies to all of us who sometimes undergoes trials, sufferings, predicaments or difficult situations and sometimes don't know what to do or having difficulty facing these problems.

I was about to take a shower before going to my salon this morning and suddenly it just popped up out of my brain and I had to write it.


Try to see the beauty in life.
Do not focus on things undesirable, situations that makes you sad.
Things of the past that makes you unhappy.

Look around you.
The people you love.
The place you live in.
And every material things you have.

You have more than enough to be happy and thankful.

If you are struggling with something like sickness,
a loss of a loved one, a broken relationship, a disability or anything that ma…
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Was it just a case of stomach flu?


It has been a long time, last blog was January.  I thought a while ago that I needed to write again. There was an urge to write...

I just came from the hospital. Last Friday I wasn't feeling 100% I thought I was just tired from working until 13.30. But I felt very tired so I went early to bed in preparation for a work shift the following day.

The next day was no different. It was like I was having fever but I wasn't that hot. But despite my condition, I still went to work.

I wasn't my normal self. I am always enthusiastic every time I go to work, but that day I was not. The old people noticed that at once. I told one of my  colleagues that I wasn't really fit to work that day, she even asked me then "why are you here?". What are you doing here? I said I didn't bother to call sick because the week before that I was sick also and didn't work my shifts for 2 days after I came back from vacation. So it was more of like…

The effects of WRITING

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It has been a long time I haven't been writing. The last time I wrote was when I was at work, on a piece of paper and this was what I wrote exactly.

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"Today is the last day of the year that I am working. After this I have free days again until Jan 8 and that is about 10 days. There's a lot of things that has to be done. The house really needs to be decluttered. My things has to be decluttered. There are a lot of things to throw, old clothes, papers, etc. There  are a lot of things to be cleaned. There are things that has to be placed on its proper places so that I don't have to search for it for example when I need to find some things and I get pissed off because I can't find it. There's a lot of things that has to be accomplished in my businesses - business cards, flyers, promotions and advertisements, contract to be signed, website update, etc. 
Right now at this moment I am a Mrs. Blake's  (name changed for privacy) room, giving her breakfast. She…