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Wellness Wednesday: Becoming a Nutrition and Lifestyle Coach

Thursday, 28 August 2014  |  Health + Wellness

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Note: Wellness Wednesday is a new regular column on TBR where, as the name suggest, I’ll be posting articles on nutrition, health, and wellness every Wednesday.  Expect articles on eating clean, recipes on healthy meals (yes, I cook healthy food now!) and green smoothies, work-life balance, positivity, and anything nutrition and wellness!  

One of my life’s mantras is this: Keep on learning.  I don’t have those three words tacked unto my office bulletin board nor do I have to jot it down as an annual New Year’s resolution, it’s just engraved on my mind and blended in with my soul.  I just live it.

So, last year, I took a huge leap of faith and went back to school at the age of 37.  Nutrition school, that is. (more…)

Avon Pink War: Walk & Run Against Breast Cancer on 12 Oct 2014

Wednesday, 27 August 2014  |  Race Announcements

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For this year, Avon Philippines invites you all to wage WAR!  W.A.R. or Walk And Run against Breast Cancer, that is.  (How clever is that?!)  The run will be held on October 12, 2014 in SM Mall of Asia with a walk, 5k, and 10k distance. (more…)

Road to Chicago: Longest Week’s Run…Ever!

Wednesday, 27 August 2014  |  Running + Triathlon

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7 Weeks to Chicago Marathon!

Last week was a fantastic for me. Okay, that’s an understatement, it was a milestone week! I hit my highest mileage ever in one week! (more…)

Run for Heroes on 24 August

Wednesday, 20 August 2014  |  Race Announcements

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August 25 is National Heroes Day in the Philippines.  It is a national public holiday, held every last Monday of August, to honor and remember the country’s National heroes, men and women in Philippine history whose acts of courage enabled the Philippines to grow as a nation. Our known national heroes are:  Jose Rizal, Andres Bonifacio,Emilio Aguinaldo, Apolinario Mabini, Marcelo H. del Pilar, Sultan Dipatuan Kudarat, Juan Luna, Melchora Aquino, Gabriela Silang.

During National Heroes Day, honor and salute are also given to those unknown heroes whose lives were given up for our peace and democracy.  Although there are commemorations and parades and wreath laying at shrines, etc., many of our youth no longer appreciate or know the significance of this day. Hence, HERO Foundation, through its upcoming activities, in cooperation with the Armed Forces of the Philippines, hopes to draw attention back to the importance of this day, to celebrate, with gratitude, for all our heroes. (more…)

Wellness Wednesday: Stress (and How to Cope)

Wednesday, 20 August 2014  |  Health + Wellness

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Note: Starting this week, I’m launching a regular column on TBR called “Wellness Wednesday.”  As the name suggests, I’ll be posting articles on Wellness every Wednesday.  As most of you know, I’ve just earned my certification as a Nutrition and Lifestyle Coach so it’s only natural that I share with you what I learn and know in the field of wellness.  

“I am stressed!”  I think I say that word at least once a month. I said it twice a day (while I was pulling all my hair out) when I was preparing for All Woman Race!

For most of us, the word “stress” always connotes something negative. We use it when we feel that there’s just too much on our plate, when we have little time for our endless to do list, or when we just can’t cope with the pressure around us.

Truth is, stress isn’t all that bad. According to Psychology Today, stress is “simply a reaction to a stimulus that disturbs our physical or mental equilibrium. In other words, it’s an omnipresent part of life.” Don’t try to escape it because you can’t.  And, hey, sometimes a bit of stress can be good for you. (more…)