I have a confession — I hate being on stage except when I’m singing with a band. I always feel anxious and TERRIFIED every time I’m on stage or even speaking in small groups! I remember when I was in college that I was good at speech presentations but I lost my confidence 15 years ago when I embarrassed myself after committing too many errors as a host of a mall show. Read more

I discovered an overnight oats recipe and its benefits after reading a copy of a defunct running magazine several years ago. But I only started preparing it in 2018 when I desperately needed a quick yet healthy breakfast before going to work. There are millions of ways to prepare overnight oats and since we’re all in quarantine, I came up with my version of overnight oats with ingredients available in my kitchen.

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened soy milk
  • 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • 3 tbsp raisins or dried cranberries

Optional:

  • Frozen berries of your choice
  • Honey

Combine rolled oats, chia seeds, and raisins in a mason jar or glass container. In my case, I used an airtight BPA-free Tupperware and shook all the ingredients in the container. Then pour the soy milk and stir it a few times before sealing the container. Let the mixture sit in the fridge overnight. The oats are ready to eat the next morning. You can garnish it with frozen berries and some honey to taste.

There you have it, you now have a protein and fiber-rich breakfast. It is also best served with brewed coffee.

COVID-19 brought a lot of uncertainty to millions of people worldwide. Since we’re ordered by the Philippine Government to stay at home to prevent the spread of the virus, we tend to get bored and eventually compromise our livelihood and mental health because of cabin fever.

Cabin Fever refers to the irritability or restlessness experienced by a person who is stuck at an isolated location or in confined quarters for an extended period of time.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought fear and uncertainty to people all over the world. Here in the Philippines, the national government imposed a Luzon-wide enhanced quarantine (including Metro Manila) to prevent the spread of the virus. As a result, many running enthusiasts can’t enjoy running outdoors because of the lockdown.

Being safe at home is our priority. But our cardio training is compromised since gyms are closed and not everyone owns a treadmill at home. Here are a few tips to maintain an optimum running shape while on lockdown. Hope this helps!

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I’m turning 42 on March 28. After years of dealing with insecurity and trials in life, I am proud to say that I am wiser and stronger than I was several years ago. Let me share with you a few important things I learned as a 40-something to my younger self as well as to you especially, to men under the age of 30.

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