Workout Journal #1 (January 7, 2019)

First Workout of 2019 After a 15-day break during the holidays, I somehow managed to get myself back to the gym today.  That was the hard part.  Even more difficult than the workout itself. Always remember that the first day back is always the hardest. So push through and you will soon reap the rewardsContinue reading “Workout Journal #1 (January 7, 2019)”

The Gift of Motivation

A couple of days ago, I was asked by a good friend if there were exercises that could “motivate people to do the things that they need to do.” Sadly, I replied, “There isn’t any.” When it comes to matters involving motivation, I believe that the limitation of every psychologist extends to their patient’s intrinsicContinue reading “The Gift of Motivation”

A Lesson from Alexander The Great

I don’t normally have posts like this but there was really no doubt in my mind that I should share this one.  Many thanks to my mom for showing me the following story. The last three wishes of Alexander the Great Just before he died, Alexander convened his generals and told them his last threeContinue reading “A Lesson from Alexander The Great”

Career Talk at DLSU

An invitation by De La Salle University-Manila (DLSU) Professor Marybeth Nave to give a career talk to her Personal Effectiveness 2 (PERSEF2) class the other week has allowed me the opportunity to reflect on a number lessons and challenges that I have learned in my academic/professional journey. So far, it’s been an interesting ride andContinue reading “Career Talk at DLSU”

Psychtunities: A career talk with BS Psychology students of the Makati Medical Center College of Nursing

The Makati Medical Center College of Nursing (MMCCN) has invited me to give an inspirational message to their freshmen BS Psychology students during their Orientation Program on June 16, 2012 (8:00-10:00 AM) at the Makati Medical Center (MMC) Auditorium. Entitled “Psychtunities,” I will be sharing with students some pointers on how they can best navigateContinue reading “Psychtunities: A career talk with BS Psychology students of the Makati Medical Center College of Nursing”

That period called Adultescence

An eyeopener written by Ms. Vanessa Valenzuela of Health.Care Magazine. Review to follow. FOREVER A CHILD:  A NEW SOCIAL SYNDROME? Vanessa Valenzuela Health.Care Magazine Meet Betty, a single 32-year-old account executive from Makati who recently broke up with her boyfriend of 3 months. During free time she loves listening to the latest club music whileContinue reading “That period called Adultescence”

The Bamboo has a different purpose than the Fern

The Bamboo Story One day I decided to quit my job, relationship, spirituality, and my life. But I decided to have one last conversation with God. The Lord asked me, “Give me one good reason not to quit?’ And He continued, “Look all around, do you see the  fern and the bamboo?” “Yes,” I replied. ‘WhenContinue reading “The Bamboo has a different purpose than the Fern”