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Pinay.com | August 16, 2018

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When Indigenous Peoples Are Evicted or Displaced, We Are All Culpable

The last time Leny wrote for me and my online publications was in 1999 when she wrote about pagbabalikloob. This week she writes about Bai Bibyaon, indigenous Filipinos, their plight and how they are our kapwa. At our essence, we “modernized” and global Filipinos are still connected to them, despite the differences (more…)Read More

The Art of Loving Oneself

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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 (more…)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 (more…)Read More

A Filipina Firewalks. Part 2 of 2

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[continued from A Filipina Firewalks, Part 1] Evening, December 20, 2014: The three times I attended Heather Ashes TOCI firewalk events, she began with saying: “Come to the fire without expectations of yourself. If you’ve come thinking you’re going to walk the fire—put that away. If you’ve come thinking you’re (more…)Read More

A Filipina Firewalks. Part 1 of 2

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I’ve firewalked three times. I’ll tell you how I did it and why. I relate my experience of the two most recent ones in reverse chronology: Photo courtesy of: TOCI Austin, Heather Ash. January 2, 2014: It’s morning, I wake up and start walking around. I notice nothing.  I do (more…)Read More

I See You: From One Divine Soul to Another

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Sawa bona. (I see you.)   Sikhona. (I am here.) Also translated as: Until you see me I do not exist. When you see me, you bring me into existence. ~ Traditional Greeting from the Samburu tribe of North Africa We are all interconnected.  The need for validation comes from the (more…)Read More

Feeling Down? Essayist Says Rewrite Your Story

I’ve been thinking a lot about stories. The stories that we tell each other and the stories we tell ourselves. I remember one of the stories I used to tell myself was that I was damaged, unable to be repaired.  Because I believed this story for so many years, I (more…)Read More

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