Being high-functioning has ingrained in me a sense of responsibility, but I wasn’t always like that.
I wrote this because I feel that in the conversation on mental health, we should also be including the support system—friends and family of those who have been diagnosed, or who are undergoing mental health problems. The conversation is focused on the sufferers of mental illness, which is good because it lessens the stigma and […]
A few months ago, I had been contemplating getting a new cat. My psychiatrist said that if it’ll give me a renewed sense of purpose, I should go ahead; still, I held back because I was worried I wouldn’t be able to take care of one more cat. Also, if I’m being totally honest, I […]
Last January, I made a life-changing decision: I signed up for a membership at Gold’s Gym, and sessions with a personal trainer. The first few sessions were exhausting, to say the least. Every muscle in my body ached, and I was walking so stiffly that even getting out of a car sent waves of pain […]
Up until recently, I stopped reading the news. I used to be a bit of a news junkie, thanks to the Flipboard app. I selected a bunch of topics that I wanted to see on my feed: global events, news from the Philippines, civil rights (feminism, LGBTQ+, racism), and mental health, among others. I devoured […]