Posts

Showing posts from September, 2018

Ways to have a relaxed body and happy skin

Image
Stress is a normal part of life. In fact, we can't be 100% stress-free while we are alive. But, we can manage stress better through activities that promote self-care rather than self-harm (vices).

TAKE A BREAK AND MEDITATE
When feeling stressed to the point of getting anxious, I would normally take a break, lie down (corpse pose), meditate and take deep breaths. This enables me to resume work with a clear mind and calm disposition.

TAKE A BREAK IN NATURE
Results of a study titled "Levels of Nature and Stress Response" by Alan Ewert and Yun Chan and published on PubMed Central (PMC), found that visiting natural environments reduces a person's stress.

There are mornings when I would walk around the plaza, marvel at the trees and the different tunes that the birds sing.




TAKE A BREAK AND GET A MASSAGE
A massage helps reduce anxiety, stress, lowers blood pressure, relax the muscles and improve posture.

There are days when I long for a getaway. When there's not enough cash for…

Fashion finds at Plazuela de Iloilo's bazaar

Image
Bazaars provide opportunities for small local entrepreneurs to bring their goods closer to shoppers.

In a bazaar, an entrepreneur can rent a small space for just a minimal amount. Here, shoppers can also find good deals.

A homegrown mall, Plazuela de Iloilo has a heart for these entrepreneurs and thus came up with a daily bazaar.




I was amazed to find stylish dresses, blouses, shoes, and bags at such affordable prices from varied stalls. It was also here that I bought Hello Kitty fans for me, mom and sis. Yup, they have a stall for Hello Kitty lovers!

The bazaar is not just for women. There are T-shirts for men, clothing, and accessories for teens and children. The bazaar caters to people of all ages and gender.

While the bazaar happens daily, there are perks for those who shop on a Monday, Friday or Sunday.

For a single purchase receipt of P200, shoppers can have a free fortune telling session with the famous Madhu anytime between 5:30 and 9 pm on Fridays or Sundays or avail free eyebrow sh…

Whatever you share online lasts forever; pause before you post | #makeITsafePH

Image
The Philippines now has 67 million Internet users, with all of them active on social media, according to the “Digital in 2018” report of Hootsuite, a US-based social media management platform.

While internet use has enabled the delivery of helpful information to a wider audience, it has also given rise to Internet-related crimes such as rape, theft,  bullying, and piracy which made the public, especially the youth, very vulnerable.

I’m glad there are companies like Globe Telecom who take this situation seriously through their #makeITsafePH cybersecurity and cyber wellness campaign.

The campaign aims to educate consumers about online threats and what they can do to avoid becoming a victim. It also teaches the public proper online etiquette so that they would not become a source of such deplorable behavior. 

Being a stakeholder, this article is my contribution. I would share how our information is being stored and used, how we can use the internet in a positive way and reduce harming oursel…