If your heart’s been broken, I hope you love again

When your heart’s broken, you can’t sleep. Your mind’s filled with haze, with questions, with fear. And even if you fall asleep, you’ll find yourself waking up at three in the morning just because your heart’s too heavy and you can’t breathe. You then beat yourself up for being unworthy, for being not enough, for being ugly, and for being replaceable. When your heart’s broken, … Continue reading If your heart’s been broken, I hope you love again

Love the person, not the fantasy you created

I had a meaningful conversation with my boyfriend over flat whites and a piece of chocolate cake, and we talked about how we managed to stay with each other for four years. I’m not much of a relationship sharer, but here’s just a glimpse of it. We’ve been through a substantial amount of jealousy and survived. We’ve had our share of unimaginable fights here and … Continue reading Love the person, not the fantasy you created

Why Do You Feel Tired All The Time?

You’re Anaemic When you complain about feeling sleepy or tired all the time, doctors usually check for anaemia or thyroid disorders. Anaemia is when blood doesn’t carry enough oxygen to your body, and the most common cause of this is iron deficiency. People with anaemia may also experience the following in addition to tiredness: feeling cold dizziness irritability headaches Thyroid Problems Hypothyroidism, or an underactive … Continue reading Why Do You Feel Tired All The Time?

Joe’s 12 Days of Christmas Challenge

The 12 Days of Christmas Challenge is a unique challenge made by yours truly, to inspire people and let them feel the holiday spirit this season of Yuletide. 12 Days of Christmas, where 1 day corresponds to one challenge. 1. A partridge in a pear tree! The partridge represents Jesus Christ. God, our true love, gave Jesus Christ to us as a gift. Challenge: Do … Continue reading Joe’s 12 Days of Christmas Challenge

The Art of Writing Christmas Letters

Christmas is the best time of the year to strengthen relationships and take a time away from screens. Get inspired, and put that pen to paper! 1. It’s a very considerate way of reconnecting with other people. Writing takes effort. Pouring your heart out into words and writing them down is one of the best ways to reconnect with people. There’s a personal touch letters … Continue reading The Art of Writing Christmas Letters

O Christmas Tree, O Christmasphere!

Putting up Christmas decorations can definitely improve one’s mood, scientists say. It has been known that the interest itself on Christmas decors can evoke nostalgia and bring back strong feelings of childhood. In addition, Christmas decorating actually spikes dopamine levels, or “happy” hormones. Bright lights and flashes of colors, like red, make up an ambiance that boost happiness. Below are some festive or neutral themes … Continue reading O Christmas Tree, O Christmasphere!

Christmas Traditions Unique to Filipinos

There’s beauty in the Christmas Season. And what’s even more beautiful is that every country has its own set of traditions and practices to follow for the Yuletide. And while this may sound bias, I’m just gonna say it anyway. Filipinos do it best! There’s nothing like Christmas the way Filipinos do. 1. Christmas Season starts when the calendar goes -BER Yes, you’ve read that … Continue reading Christmas Traditions Unique to Filipinos

The Bēne Street: My Simple Recipe to a Perfect Cup of Hot Cocoa

When I think of Christmas, the picture that immediately pops into my head is me by the Christmas tree, wearing an ugly Christmas sweater, and a hot cup of cocoa in my hands. I grew up in a family that loves hot chocolate. In the Philippines, having hot chocolate on a daily basis is not uncommon. My grandfather would always have his cup (every day) … Continue reading The Bēne Street: My Simple Recipe to a Perfect Cup of Hot Cocoa