The Awakening

“Here is the crux of the matter, the distilled essence, the only thing you need to remember: When considering whether...

Martha Beck

Martha Beck made me cry.

I was first introduced to Martha Beck when I was scouring books from Book Sale. There was this interesting title, Finding...

Is Tea Tree Essential Oil Antiviral?

While it is H1N1 that is studied to be addressed by Tea Tree essential oil, it would not hurt if...

Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome

Dr. Carol Gloria talks about APAS and Repro-Immune Disorder

This second installment is from my book, Lost but Found. (Get the book here!) This is an interview of my reproductive immunologist,...

Antiphospholipid Antibody Disorder or APAS

Dr. Guinto answers questions about APAS

In this interview, my obstetrician and perinatologist, Dr. Valerie Tiempo Guinto sheds light on APAS/APS.  Dr. Valerie Tiempo Guinto is the Chief of Maternal-Fetal Medicine Section at the University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital. She was also the President of Philippine Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine in 2017 and is the Head on the Task Force on Recurrent Pregnancy Loss of the Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecological Society.

Ingestion of Lemon Essential Oil

Think Twice Before Putting That Lemon Essential Oil in your Water

Truth is, I am not against ingestion. What I am against is people promoting casual ingestion of essential oils because there is a whole lot of experience (which even I don't have) that you need to have before you could endorse the safe and proper way to take these essential oils internally. 

The Story of the Tulip

“A tulip doesn’t strive to impress anyone. It doesn’t struggle to be different than a rose. It doesn’t have to. It is different. And there’s room in the garden for every flower." -Marianne Williamson

Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome

Small Habits that Helped with my Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome (APAS) Pregnancies

There are no definitive causes that the medical field can link to Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome (APAS) but these were the things I did to address mine.

Goodbye, Uterus.

I stare blankly at the ceiling, feeling the painful (but bearable) twitches of the four holes in my abdomen. The...

Lessons from Mr. Lim Pengkhun, our Tourist Driver from Cambodia

It was definitely destiny that brought us this man, Mr. Lim Pengkhun, that late night in Cambodia when we were...

Lost But Found

  Several years back, publishing a book was only a dream I kept dear in my heart. I always wanted...

Publishing My First Book – Lost But Found

No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader. – Robert Frost I wrote my third article in Smart...

APAS Pregnancy

Essential Oils and (APAS) Pregnancy

Essential oils have been widely marketed in the past several years as complementary and/or alternative medicine addressing a lot of...

APAS Diaries: A Little Bit of Sunny to Make You Smile

It is June again and it is APAS Awareness Month. Not many would know about it but for those who...

Essential Oil Workshops for June

Essential oils, for me, are great complementary products that can help moms achieve a healthier, more natural lifestyle. However, there are many misguided and inaccurate information on the Internet. This is why I really advocate educating people about the safe use of essential oils because they are potent substances that can help when used properly but at the same time, can cause harm if one does not know the safety guidelines, especially for kids. 

Essential Oil Dilution Calculator

Hey, I am soooo excited to share this with you. I have finally come up with an essential oil dilution...


It is a sad story. It is a shitty, sad story. It's sad because at times like this, when confronted by an introspection that makes you question every single thing happening in your life, you feel alone. You are alone. Fucked up in your thoughts.

Santi’s 3rd Cinco de Mayo

Santi’s 3rd Cinco de Mayo

Sharing from my Facebook post.. 3rd Cinco de Mayo of Santiago’s life, Three wishes. That’s what I have on your...

I am now a Certified Professional Aromatherapist!

I am now a Certified Professional Aromatherapist!

That still brings kilig to my heart. I didn’t imagine that a title can bring so much joy and happiness...

My Body is not Baby-Friendly

This article was edited and published at Smart Parenting PH. —-  “Your body is killing your baby.”  These are probably...

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