Nature provides…

As I was looking at fresh vegetables at All Fresh, my favorite fruit store in Jakarta, I overheard two women talking about their health issues. My curiosity was piqued by what one of them was saying, “It’s a good thing you told me so I don’t have to buy that —- which costs a lot.”…

Mitigating the Risk of the Spread of COVID-19 with Local Spices & VCO

We are not powerless in facing COVID-19. We can boost our immune system by incorporating local spices and virgin coconut oil in our diet; reduce intake of carbohydrates and sugar; eat healthy food and be physically active; get positive vibes from our loving family and friends; enjoy our work and get enough sleep; and most of all be happy by worrying less.

‘Tis the Season of HOPE & JOY

Carolyn: Christmas came early to Joy with her 55th Surprise Birthday Celebration by SMA Batch ‘81 Joy: It was a great surprise birthday celebration.  I feel the love from all of you. The joy is overflowing… hehehe my knees were shaking for a while, Car.  Johnson was persistent in asking me what my plans were for…

How do you live your life to the fullest – Part IV

There is no such thing as too late when it comes to taking care of yourself! Lessons from Ma. Rita Joy Pastor Rubillos in PICTURES   Cooking and eating healthy food   Having lunch out with good company – classmates, family, and Grail friends Doing good – Visiting parents of our classmates and serving as Godparents…

How do you live your life to the fullest?

“How do you live your life to the fullest?” A profound question was thrown to me by my childhood friend and “adopted sister”, elementary and high school classmate, Grail mate, and confidante. Joy was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2017 and underwent chemotherapy. She got well and continued with her work as the Secretary to…

Juice first thing in the morning

One good habit that we can start is drinking juice first thing in the morning. For busy moms and dads, you may pare and/or cut up fruits in small pieces, then store them in the refrigerator the night before you need to drink your juice. If you want to prepare for a week, you may freeze…

Exercise and VCO for physical and mental health

If you remember, the first blog I shared on this website was my turning point on eliminating sugar from my diet and I also started to be more active, like walking to the bus station and taking the public transportation. Actually, I have already started my regular exercise on cross trainer and have been pulling…

Rainbow-colored meals

Sharing with you some pictures of colorful food you can prepare for yourself or your family. I just visited Jacob Olesen’s website, Color-Meanings.com, and got the following information regarding the benefits that we can get from eating colorful fruits and vegetables. Red fruits and vegetables contain lycopene and it’s a powerful antioxidant being investigated for…