Genuinely Authentic

How do you define authenticity? You all, I am sitting in my favorite spot right now (top floor stairwell), being intentional in my writing. Do you all think there is power in being genuinely authentic? I’m talking about not being afraid to show our vulnerabilities, weaknesses, how deeply we love, how limited our knowledge of…

Invisible Kindness

I’m pretty sure a lot of you have seen the animated movie Klaus, even before I did. But, I am surprised that nobody talked much about it. Perhaps, it’s because it’s just a children’s movie and an animated one at that. We have so so much to learn in this movie. How much we, adults…

Just A David Amongst The Goliaths

While looking at my Instagram feed last night, I was slapped with the truth. I’m just a David finding my way in a field full of Goliaths. This is how I find myself amongst a group of known and published authors. My inner self, asked me. Charina, are you sure about this? An unknown writer,…

If The Shoe Fits

Which shoes you wear the best? I don’t know about you, I wear a lot of shoes that sometimes I don’t know which fits me the best. During the day, I wear the shoes of a housekeeper. When I wear this shoes, there are times that I feel invisible. But it’s not always like that….

I Am Broken. Someone Broke Me.

“No one broke my heart. I broke it myself by staying in a situation where my energy and time was no longer needed/wanted.” I saw this quote flashing before my eyes while I was scrolling mindlessly through my newsfeed. But instead of continuing what I’m doing like I normally do, I stared at it with…

What’s In A Crossroad?

Growing up in a small town in the Philippines, I grew up as a school-home-school kid. I seldom go out or socialize. If ever I do, it will be with a small group of cousins. This same pattern went on until I was in college and I would say up to now. My life revolves…

Dream Catcher

“Don’t let someone else catch your dreams. You be the dream catcher.” I am always fascinated with dream catchers. I also believe in their purpose. It could be this fascination with it, that made me a magnet for having connective dreams. When I say connective, I mean dreaming about people whom I haven’t seen or…

What’s Your Feel Good Story?

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” Leo Buscaglia This morning, a lady co-worker who’s been out for a while due to surgery, told me…

In His Likeness

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them Genesis 1:27 ESV God created man and woman in His own image and likeness… When God created man and woman in His own image and likeness, I believe we were born with a…

My Easy Is Not Your Easy

Can you believe we are just four days away until we begin the new year? New beginnings. Renewed hope. Greater possibilities. Perhaps, a deeper understanding of pains, failures, disappointment and everything that is not easy. A few weeks ago, I read a post about how people compare our pains to theirs or theirs to others….