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Rice Rice Baby Rocks Roller Derby

Rolling Through Life on Eight Wheels

Roller skating and I have much in common — we’re unique, we’re fun, and when obstacles get in the way, we just roll with it!

My mom likes to think my dress with sequin flowers made my win—she designed it! She’d make sure every sequin was sewn on perfectly on my costumes.

What I learned to do on eight wheels as a little girl empowered me as a woman.

I can’t sing. I can’t […]Read More

Gliceria Marella-Villavicencio, Enlightened Ilustrada

Gliceria Marella Villavicencio, Filipina Patriot, Enlightened Ilustrada

Gliceria Marella was born in Taal, Batangas on May 13, 1852, the third of seven children of Vicente Marella and Gertrudis Legaspi. The family was affluent. At the age of 12 she entered the Santa Catalina College in Intramuros. The Marcella children were orphaned early and had to live with their grandfather, Gliceria shouldered the responsibility of managing the family estate when her eldest sister died. In October 1871, Gliceria married Eulalio Villavicencio, […]Read More

THE DESIRE MAP WORKSHOP: LEVEL 1 presented by presents The Desire Map workshops in the Philippines. Faciliated by Omehra Sigahne of

Here is the first TDM workshop to be held in the Philippines.
Capacity: 6 people only. empowers pinays around the world to shine.

Here’s a great work and play shop to start the year 2016 with soul and to amp up your Liwanag, your inner light… the soul’s battery that fires up your life from within.

Here now is a weekend in-person event […]Read More

Ways to Develop Your Success Mindset

I found Jose Ramos’ success advice at and wanted to share it with you.

His 5 Ways to Develop Your Mindset for Success are quick-listed here:

Believe you’ll succeed
Overcome one obstacle at a time
Only compete with yourself
Commit to the best options
Develop a growth mindset

I think these are great tips, doing a lot of #s 1, 3, 4 and 5 for myself. And being honest with myself I have to get #2 down pat more often—I’m a multi-tasker and try to do so many things at once all the […]Read More

12 Practical Ways to Shine and Make the Holidays Meaningful

I love Christmas. And in the Visayan islands of the Philippines it is called “Paskwa.” This is the holiday that my family celebrates in December. So I will refer to “Christmas” and “holiday” in this post. If you celebrate a different holiday this December, this post still includes you so please, by all means, switch those terms out to mean your own specific holiday as you read on.

To prepare for the mood and gatherings […]Read More

5 Ways to Wellbeing


Part 2 of 2 of “The Art of Loving Oneself” by Dr Joy Barredo

In Part 1, Dr. Joy guides readers on exploring how/why they may not be loving themselves and shared quick tips how people can appreciate themselves more. Here now in Part 2, Dr. Joy gives 5 concrete ways to do that.

Here now are five ways that make looking after your health and wellbeing simple and real.

You, gorgeous goddesses, are social beings. You need other people in order […]Read More

Belle Ju Dour Presents The BDJ Box Social Global Glam 2015

It’s time to embrace your glamorous side and flaunt it this coming September at the BDJ Box Social Global Glam! Happening this September 13, 2015 at Glorietta 2 Activity Center!

The BDJ team will once again host its annual beauty gala, the BDJ Box Beauty Social! With this year’s theme Global Glam, enjoy exciting booths from premium international beauty brands with activities such as free skin analysis, makeovers, basic facial PLUS exclusive sales of up […]Read More

Atty. Jocelle Batapa-Sigue: Breaking the politician stereotype

Jocelle Batapa Sigue with Atty. Arnel Sigue, her husband

In the Philippines, the word “politician” is associated with “corruption”, “greed”, and “deceit”. But not all Filipino politicians are motivated by money and power. Atty. Jocelle Batapa-Sigue, a councilor of Bacolod City in Negros Occidental, empowers women and children, firmly believing that God called her to serve the people. Her passion for genuine public service triumphing the negative stereotypes of politicians.

At 42, Jocelle has already achieved a lot as a lawyer, […]Read More

The Art of Loving Oneself


This is a 2-part article from Dr. Joy Barredo of Coachcom

Little girls raised in today’s more enlightened world are very fortunate in that they value themselves, for more of them are brought up to believe that they matter, as much as men and other people.

For those of us who weren’t as fortuitous, the concept of loving oneself may be a formidable notion, even as we’ve challenged double standards between genders, race and social economics,.

“Loving […]Read More

7 Sparkling Ways to Look Beautiful


We want to help Pinays sparkle and shine in every way possible. Our mission is to help you be beautiful inside and out. So, we asked Sari Campos, an accomplished makeup artist based in Manila to help us navigate the world of beauty, and she indulged us with her expertise and shared the fabulous images of photographer Kurt Alvarez.

At 26, her beauty brushes are brisk at enhancing the looks of celebrities, models and talents for magazine editorials, […]Read More

Belle de Jour invites you to BDJ Rendezvous: A Woman Who Matters

Belle de Jour Power Planner, the perfect planner for the modern-day Filipina who wants to live life to the fullest, is inviting you to join the BDJ Rendezvous Event entitled A Woman Who Matters.

Empowering Filipinas for 9 years now, BDJ has evolved into a community of BDJ Girls. The Bellas love to interact with each other and this has inspired the team to create a series of BDJ events for them 9 times a year.

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Wenifreda Soto: Not Your Ordinary Midwife

People would sometimes see her in church or in the street wearing her simple plain pants and printed blouse or shirt. She never fails to smile and say “thank you” whenever people kiss her hand as a sign of respect. Whenever she’s at home, you would often see her welcoming visitor especially pregnant women.

Miss Wenifreda “May Wennie” Soto, 65, is a Filipina retired public midwife in Nabua, Camarines Sur. Despite the fact that she decided to […]Read More

10 positive ways to say “Bahala na” in English.


Let’s bring the old sayings of Bahala na (or Bathala na) into the 21st century by uplifting and shifting the meanings to higher consciousness.
These 10 translations enlighten situations and deepen our understanding of the hidden wisdom of saying “Bahala na” that many times is translated as flippant fatalism or careless “whatever.” Learn how the saying can be more positive and empowering than many of us once thought.

“Bahala na” is a Philippine saying said in different ways—straight out “Bahala na” or “Bathala […]Read More

How to Sparkle Like a Sexy Momma

Your son is your world. I get it. So is mine. But there are other things in my world too, namely the rest of the family, friends, my career, my passions, and most of all, myself. Although I would do anything for my son, he is not necessarily the center of my world. At least, not all the time. And I believe that that will make him a better person, because of two reasons. The first reason is […]Read More