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Shadow Work: Embrace the Dark Side of Self Love

Before therapy, I was so hard on myself and strived to be "successful." The younger, less self-aware me shunned parts ...
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My Rookie Hiking Mistakes at Mt. Ulap

As a new hiker, I've learned so much from traversing Mt. Ulap and witnessing its breathtaking views. Yes, I did ...
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Blu Serenity Resort: hidden gem near UPLB

Sometimes, not being in a prime location is what makes a secluded resort more appealing. My friends and I had ...
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Overcome Writer’s block

Ahh, the dreaded writer's block. Every creative's worst nightmare. The blank, white page has never been more frightening than when ...
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Vintage Thrifting: fab alternative to fast fashion

Timeless charm, inexpensive, rare and eco-friendly. Vintage thrifting is delightfully tempting in more ways than one. Why go alternative? Let's ...
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5 Zesty Cocktail Recipes

To celebrate this year's Vitamin C Day, here are five easy Simon Difford recipes for citrus-infused cocktail recipes, because... why ...
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How tech can improve your cooking

Cooking is one of the most worthwhile life skills you can ever learn. For one thing, being able to prepare ...
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5 diet tips for a happy tummy

Eating a proper diet can be very challenging as we keep up with our modern, fast-paced lifestyle. But we don't ...
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Signs of depression & suicide prevention

Know more about signs that depression may lead to suicide — and what you can do to prevent it. Suicide ...
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Keeping a Digital Journal

One of the changes I've made coming into 2022 was shifting from using a physical to a digital planner/journal via ...
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Modern-day Edna Modes

For some, influencers typically look like the young, skinny, scantily-clad people on instagram and tiktok. But let's turn the spotlight ...
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A Logical Approach to Spirituality

Isn't it challenging to wrap our heads around something as intangible as spirituality? I find that it works best to ...
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Why email marketing is a business essential

Social media might be the more popular and easier way to promote your brand. But if you really mean business, ...
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Chasers of the light: poems from the typewriter (T. K. Gregson)

We don't always have the time or patience to read long, dragging novels. Coffee table books are just the thing ...
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These cupcakes are just divine

Oozing with yumminess and colorful designs, these cupcakes from Cielin's Cakehouse are so dainty and cute. Here's a firsthand review!  ...
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The whole is greater than its part. - Euclid's Common Notion 5

Quote fact or fiction? The whole is greater than the sum of its parts

This quote about systems thinking is commonly used, even by scientists. But it can be daunting to realize how off ...
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8 credit card tips to stay sane as you swipe

Do you have a credit card or are considering getting one? Here are some simple tips to help you use ...
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Latigo (whip): a poem in Lila

My dear friend, Tita Beauty (Dr. Diana Agbayani) gifted me with one of her intriguing books entitled Lila: Mga Tula ...
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Pandemic coping advice from an international leadership guru

"I do not endorse positive thinking," says Ever Miranda, international leadership coach and Founder of Successful Living Summit. Why not? ...
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Institutional Diagnostics Toolkit

We need to be better stewards of the environment right now. Here's a 12 minute walk through video on how ...
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Lyrical Dive into Control by Halsey

Have you ever felt misunderstood, crazy and out of control? Perhaps even shunned as an outcast? Embrace it, go creative ...
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EAT-Lancet Commission's flexitarian diet or Planetary Health Diet

Can flexitarians really save the environment?

Are you ready to ditch being a meat-lover and become a plant-eating flexitarian in the future? The EAT-Lancet Commission recommends ...
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How do we know what we know? Intro to Epistemology

I was once asked, "Can science exist without technology, and vice versa?" Seemingly a basic question, but as they say ...
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Classic hits: dance & pop rock of yester-years

Revivals and cover songs are endless for a reason -- we just can't get enough of these classic hits!!! Here's ...
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Luscious Mind recommends Trello app for productivity

Basic bitch’s best free productivity apps in 2020

Managing tasks and automation is ultimately essential to the modern go-getter's lifestyle. A yuppy's journey often includes juggling business dreams, ...
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Boost your psychological immune system with these tools

Let's face it, there's always going to be someone nasty or something toxic lurking about. We can't control everything, but ...
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How a prissy shih tzu helped me get over a breakup

You know how an ugly breakup can make you do things, like get a drastic haircut? In the throes of ...
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Ofoc! A beginner’s guide to Dungeons and Dragons

The Dungeon Master summoned us -- five smart, brave and powerful comrades -- to fight side by side against the ...
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Learn and burn with a Les Mills hip hop workout

Work your luscious mind and body with dance. Here's one of my fave hip hop workouts by international dancer and ...
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Animals in stamps from across the globe

I was a toddler in Australia when my parents first introduced me to stamp collecting in the '90s. We went ...
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5 ways to effectively sell online with marketing comm.

Attention is the new currency in business, and it is extremely scarce (Beck & Davenport, 2001). As multi-tasking, entrepreneurial yuppies ...
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Medusa Air Plant

How to take care of Medusa – the plant, not the she-monster

Not the Greek mythical creature, but just as magical, the medusa plant grows in air!! No soil, give it a ...
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Windy Romance Playlist

Subdued, wistful, melancholic... these are three words that best describe this music playlist. This selection is carefully curated from artists ...
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South of the Border, West of the Sun by Haruki Murakami

Murakami’s South of the Border, West of the Sun

Summary (no spoilers, don't worry) The story begins with Hajime (guy) and Shimamoto's (girl) elementary school days as childhood sweethearts ...
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Sir Dodong's Lechon

Award-winning Lechon

Crunchy, delectable and juicy - you have got to try Sir Dodong's Lechon! ...
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Watery Rose Apple (Tambis)

Allow me to introduce you to one of our backyard fruit darlings - the Watery Rose Apple. In the Philippines, ...
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Caribbean Hip Hop Music Playlist

Dancehall Playlist

Feeling the scorching heat, but can't hit the waves just yet? Surf the soundwaves instead with these Caribbean-inspired hip hop ...
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The Queen’s Road

Free verse poem This woman's story is open-ended. Beyond death, her existence will linger and breath new life as the ...
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Quarantine Blues

Wanderlust remedies for quarantine blues

The COVID-19 pandemic has been hard on us all regardless of where we are on the globe. During quarantine, the ...
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Fitness Marshall on Luscious Mind

20-min pop dance workout

Hate boring workouts? Me too. I need pizazz and a little spunk every now and then when I do cardio ...
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