Oct 25, 2014

PLAE On Promoting Epilepsy Awareness

More than a month ago, on the week of September 1 to 6, the Philippine League Against Epilepsy (PLAE) held a National Epilepsy Awareness week which culminated with a Tripartite Symposium for Neurologists discussing Marijuana in Epilepsy, one of the emerging issues in the treatment of epilepsy. The following day, the Epilepsy Exemplar Awards was held in recognition of the people who excelled in their professions or schools despite suffering from this condition.  These activities are just the start of a series of on-going campaign to educate Filipinos about epilepsy: its impact, treatment, emerging issues, and even debunking common myths surrounding this condition.  

PLAE gives us a rundown of the Impact of Epilepsy:
(taken from PLAE's Press Kit)

Jun 18, 2014

PMAP: June 20 Is National Wellness Day

Honestly, it's my first time to hear about the National Wellness Day, thanks to Filipino Bloggers Network. I watched this video and I am silently wishing our company would take on such endeavor.  

Jun 9, 2014

Natur House: Change Your Life and Stay Healthy

I'd be the first to admit that losing weight and maintaining the ideal healthy weight range takes a lot of work and self-discipline.  If you have been reading some of my past articles, you know that I have lost considerable weight by altering the food I eat, choosing healthier options in the process.  I've also been involved in a lot of running activities, even tried gyms for a while.  Now, while that may have worked for me, others may find that too challenging or too hard to sustain.  Even I need some outside push once in a while.  There were times I simply backslide without resistance hahaha!  

I know it can be frustrating and sometimes, willpower alone does not suffice.  Sometimes, we need professional help and guidance as well. 

(Note: The following is a sponsored promotional article for Natur House)

May 17, 2014

Is It A Hidden Melanoma?

As far as I could remember, it was probably December last year when I developed this discoloration on my left toenail. It was a white spot on the leftmost part of the toenail. I thought I'd just let it grow out and cut it off eventually. But though that first white spot reached the edge, I noticed that the white-yellowish spot is spreading and until just a month ago, it has covered about 95% of the nail bed.  

The sick toenail

Mar 24, 2014

Back to Swimming at YWCA

I can't believe it's almost a year now since I last dipped in a pool. That was sometime in May of last year when we finished our basic swimming lessons at YWCA.  Last Saturday, we put ourselves to the test, to see if we still know how to swim.  We got there at past 2pm and the pool was deserted.  So it was just the two of us, me and Cecil who would be using the entire pool.  The good thing is no one's going to see us if we made a fool of ourselves.  The bad thing is, since both of us are newbies in swimming, the other one can't save the other when one drowns (lol!).  We each made boundaries for ourselves, never to go in the deep part, or if we dare, we should never let go of the gutter.  

Mar 15, 2014

Ready for Run United 2014

Looks like we're all set for the first leg of Run United 2014 tomorrow, March 16.  See what the cat dragged in yesterday.  Well, actually, it's one of my running buddies who claimed our race kits for the four of us runners.  I guess this is hard to miss because of the color.  Last year, they give out the loot goodies after the run.  This year, they decided to give it already together with the singlet and race bib.  I wonder if there will still be other giveaways after the run.  Well, we will just have to see tomorrow.

Loot bag

Mar 6, 2014

At Forty and Beyond

Woman Jumping @ freedigitalphotos.net
Where did the time go?  One time I was just twenty and now, twenty years has gone by already!  Oh yes, I have officially joined the so-called midlife, but hopefully not the crisis commonly associated with it.  And while many women (and men maybe?) would cringe at the thought of admitting their real age, I'm proud to say I've lived four decades already and I feel simply blessed.