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I’ve been practicing yoga since I was 22, which makes me one of the slowest students in my batch as I still cant come into a handstand until now, (so much for my teachers training). I yawn so much in Ashtanga it irks my teachers.......

“I went whole foods plant based about a year ago, following concerning numbers on my recent health check-up,” Bobby told me, referring to finding out he had elevated cholesterol and high-blood pressure. But instead of just popping cholesterol blockers and other prescription drugs, Bobby took control of his own health and shifted his diet ...

We're all aging faster than our parents did at our age and we can blame GMO food, our toxic environment and lack of real connection (thanks social media) for it. This is why even when eating the right kind of food, working out and sleeping well—we still need to supplement! I booked an appointment with Dr. Charles Valmadrid, MD, MDPH, Integrative and Functional Medicine physician and Medical Director of Heilen Medical Wellness to understand how best to supplement....

It’s true, when you let go of clutter, you make more room for what sparks joy. If you’ve read Marie Kondo’s book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, or seen the Netflix version of it, you must be wondering, what do I do with everything Im parting with?READ: 7 Tips We Picked Up From Jessy Mendiola's Marie Kondo-Inspired Closet Decluttering

I chatted with Christine Dy-Chiao, certified KonMari consultant on where we can bring all the things we’ve outgrown. Check her tips out below...

Valentine's Day is fast approaching and I’m just glad I'm all set for Palawan to be with my big sisters. We're doing it to escape my least favourite “holiday.” Even when I was in a relationship, Valentine's was always a cause of unrest; fussing on what to get him, where to eat, how to make it special. Now that I’m single, I do feel pressured to go on a date to avoid feeling “unloved.” God forbid I don’t get to post a bouquet of flowers this year! It seems that it doesn’t matter if I'm dating or not, I still get sucked into this unhealthy obsession to showcase “love” every February 14. So I figured, if I'm going to fall prey to a totally unimportant and over-commercialised day of hearts, I might as well make it about ME....

I quit coffee cold, and shockingly, I don’t miss it. I’m still surprised by how this happened. How could I have quit Americano just like that, with no withdrawals, no relapse, when just one month ago, I would literally feel my head throb and my hands twitch if I didn’t have a shot of espresso by 11 a.m.? When the smell of coffee roasting was literally the only thing I looked forward to in the morning? When I swore by my latte for keeping my weight in check as it sedated hunger and cravings? I literally lived by the creed: Nothing and no one happens before I sip coffee....

I was in an abusive relationship for almost three years. During that time, I suffered skin lesions, a cyst on my gums that had to be operated on (it was benign), chronic Irritable Bowl Syndrome (IBS), hormonal acne, excessive weight-loss and panic attacks. These are very physical manifestations of extreme stress...