• Health and Fitness,  Mental Health

    Living With Parkinsons Disease

    The post is developed in partnership with BetterHelp. Mental health is an essential aspect of overall well-being, including emotional, psychological and social factors.  For people living with Parkinson’s disease, understanding its effect on mental health is crucial.  Just as Parkinson’s symptoms vary from person to person, so do mental health challenges. Many people with Parkinson’s disease experience no significant mental health concerns, while others may struggle with depression, anxiety, psychosis or cognitive issues.  Mental health conditions often show up as non-motor symptoms and can affect…

  • Health and Fitness,  Mental Health

    How To Know If You Need Therapy

    The post is developed in partnership with BetterHelp. Life throws us curveballs – stress, anxiety, mood swings – that can knock us off balance. While most of us manage to bounce back, there are times when we might need extra support. Recognizing when to seek therapy can be the first step toward protecting your mental well-being. But how do you know when it’s time to consider therapy?  Let’s explore some key signs and steps to help you make that decision. Here’s what you need to…

  • Health and Fitness,  Mental Health

    Empowering Yourself To Manage Your Stress

    The post is developed in partnership with BetterHelp. If you’ve ever felt like your life is rushing by, and you’re merely a spectator, you’re certainly not alone.  In fact, many of us sometimes feel we’re just going with the flow in our lives, with no real say in how the future pans out. We’re just hanging on, pushing through one stressful encounter to the next. But you can change that. Taking controlTaking ownership of your life is more than just a nice, pretty phrase –…

  • Health and Fitness,  Mental Health

    Supporting Mental Health In The LGBTQ+ Community

    The post is developed in partnership with BetterHelp. People who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ+) face unique mental health challenges that often are more pronounced than those of the general population.  But why is this the case? Let’s delve into the factors at play here. Exploring unique life experiencesMany LGBTQ+ individuals have experienced situations that left them feeling uncomfortable or unwelcome. Whether it’s facing discrimination, sexism or violence, these experiences can take a toll on mental well-being.  Imagine being constantly surrounded…

  • Health and Fitness,  Mental Health

    How To Survive Infidelity With Your Mental Health Intact

    The post is developed in partnership with BetterHelp. When one romantic partner breaches the trust of the other, it sends shockwaves through the relationship, causing instability and emotional turmoil. Infidelity is a betrayal that cuts deep, leaving wounds that can be slow to heal. And, unfortunately, it occurs all too often – by some estimates, between 20 and 25 percent of marriages and up to 75 percent of dating relationships are touched by infidelity. The emotional fallout from discovering a partner’s cheating can be overwhelming,…

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    REVIEW: Loop Quiet – noise reducing earplugs (finally, sleep!)

    REVIEW Loop Quiet - noise cancelling earplugs (27 dB)

    Hello everyone! Today, I would like to share with you one of my best Lazada purchases this year: the LOOP Quiet Earplugs. Thanks to these earbuds, I can finally sleep well, as I don’t hear the chickens crowing every morning anymore (in addition to the bipolar medications prescribed by my doctor). These earbuds are perfect if you have noisy neighbours, dogs, or someone who likes to sing karaoke next door, if your apartment is near a noisy road, etc. The Loop Quiet Earplugs cost 1,095…

  • Health and Fitness

    PLDT Home pushes proactive care with the mWell health pass

     there’s one helpful lesson that the pandemic has helped reinforce on a bigger, more alarming scale, it’s that people should be more cautious of their health no matter the season. Even in the post-pandemic era, people should constantly get themselves checked and track their health in all aspects. A recent study by research institute Capstone-Intel Corp., however, found that only 40% of Filipinos go to the doctor to get checked regularly, and 33% only do so when they fall ill. This rate doesn’t bode well…

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    Lavender Oil and Sleep: Does It Help?

    Many people struggle to get a good night’s sleep. With busy lifestyles and stressful days, it’s understandable why so many of us find it difficult to relax and drift off. However, there are ways to promote a night of healthy sleep, and Nikura has the perfect solution – lavender oil. This widely renowned essential oil, known for its calming and soothing properties, has stood the test of time and has been cherished for centuries as a natural remedy for sleep and relaxation. But how effective…

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