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Google launches 'Digital Wellbeing' apps to help manage life with technology

Oct 24, 2019 - 7:48 PM

Google shares a set of new apps that are meant to help users find balance and order in using mobile phones and technologies in their lives

Image from Google

Anger, worry, sadness increased worldwide in 2018, says Gallup report

Apr 29, 2019 - 2:28 PM

While overall stress levels have slightly dropped, other negative emotions have increased

Bounce: Stress management through expressive arts

Oct 07, 2015 - 11:51 AM

Create space for yourself with mindfulness at work Learn how to use the arts for wellbeing

Why join a triathlon?

Oct 10, 2013 - 3:19 PM

One sport is hard enough — but 3? For the athlete bored of the usual pavement or laps a triathlon may just be what you need

WHY A TRIATHLON? For those looking for a new challenge and are bored of running, cycling or swimming, a triathlon may just be the thing you need. Photo from Safeguard

Natural beauty remedies in your kitchen

Sep 18, 2013 - 10:00 PM

Need a beauty treatment but you don t have the budget? We have solutions for you

WITHIN ARM'S REACH. Fancy a beauty ritual? Check your kitchen.

Understanding the C-word: Cancer

Sep 18, 2013 - 5:00 PM

Cancer is the 3rd leading cause of death in the country but many only go to a doctor when they’re suffering from it Here’s what you need to know

PH TOPS LIST. 'We have the number one incidence of breast cancer among Asian countries'

4 reasons to eat brown rice

Sep 18, 2013 - 12:43 PM

This additional food supply will help decrease the Philippines’ importation of rice from other countries and help our country to become more rice sufficient

GOOD FOR THE BODY, ENVIRONMENT, COUNTRY. Eating brown rice not only has health benefits but also environmental and economic benefits. Photo by Rhea Claire Madarang

Unlicensed Chinese lipsticks may contain lead - PH

Sep 09, 2013 - 7:20 AM

The lipsticks carry the labels Baolishi Miss Beauty Shijing Ling Mei and Heng Fang

CAREFUL WHERE YOU BUY. The FDA says lipstick brands with lead are sold widely on the streets

AntiGravity Yoga: Defying gravity

Sep 04, 2013 - 12:00 PM

Have fun while flying and doing yoga

DEFYING GRAVITY. AntiGravity Yoga involves suspensions, inversions and more poses with the help of a silk hammock. All photos by Rhea Claire Madarang

Fresh fruit deters diabetes, juice boosts risk

Aug 30, 2013 - 7:06 AM

Those who consumed one or more servings of fruit juice each day saw their risk of the disease increase by as much as 21

BENEFICIAL TO HEALTH. Even if the nutritional values of whole fruit and fruit juice are similar, the form in which they are ingested makes a world of difference

Counselors, breastfeeding moms: The A-team

Aug 28, 2013 - 5:01 PM

Breastfeeding isn’t instinctive It’s a learned skill that requires practice observation and support

SUPPORT SYSTEM? CHECK. Contrary to what most people think, breastfeeding is not easy. Counselors are there to teach and support.

Prevention vs cure: What is preventive medicine?

Aug 28, 2013 - 9:37 AM

Don t wait for illness before you pay attention to your health

IT'S IN YOUR HANDS. How will you stay healthy and keep sickness at bay? It's up to you.

Make the most of your flooded holiday

Aug 20, 2013 - 4:32 PM

Stranded? Here are suggestions on how to make the most of your [wet] idle time

STRANDED? Worry not: here are ways for you to enjoy the wait

The day moms came together to breastfeed

Aug 14, 2013 - 10:16 AM

Behind the scenes of Hakab Na 2013

ACROSS THE SEA. Breastfeeding Pinays in Singapore during Hakab Na! 2013. Photo from Escie Sebastian

Why a big breakfast can be unhealthy

Aug 14, 2013 - 8:00 AM

Is breakfast overrated? We debunk the big myths

BREAKFAST MISCONCEPTION. Eating the typical heavy breakfast may actually do your health more harm than good. Photo by Mabel Leaf via Flickr Creative Commons

Healthy comfort food for rainy days

Aug 07, 2013 - 3:11 PM

To make sure you get the most comfort from your comfort food choose the healthy options

SOOTHING, COMFORTING. Fish tinola is not only hot and soothing for a rainy day; it is also healthy. Photo by Rhea Claire Madarang

Feel-good food to beat rainy day blues

Jul 31, 2013 - 10:00 AM

Shoo seasonal disorders away with these superfood

BEAT THE BLUES. Here are delicious and natural ways

Myanmar monasteries: Bootcamp for the spirit

Jul 31, 2013 - 8:00 AM

People who talk about self knowledge they need to come and do some Vipassana meditation in Myanmar

MUCH-NEEDED MEDITATION. 'It's more or less essential for anybody who wants to understand how their own mind functions'

Powerhouse remedies for cough, cold, flu

Jul 24, 2013 - 4:58 PM

Fight rainy season illnesses the spicy way

HOT AND COLD. Now that the season is sunny and rainy, be ready to fight diseases by taking the spice route. Photos by Rhea Claire Madarang

Conquer beliefs that hold you back

Jul 20, 2013 - 3:58 PM

Sometimes it just takes one simple step to bring you to a new level

INSIDE YOUR HEAD. No matter how much potential one can hold inside, if you don’t believe it’s possible, it’s not

Make breastfeeding work for you

Jul 17, 2013 - 8:54 PM

Successful breastfeeding is a continuous effort

BEST FOR BABY. Almost all moms hope to breastfeed their child, but it does not always come easy

Meditation made fast and simple

Jul 10, 2013 - 9:41 AM

Don’t have time to meditate? Here s what you can do

MEDITATIVE MIND. Meditation need not be difficult

A natural wellness route for the family

Jul 03, 2013 - 8:08 PM

Rappler reviews a natural based Filipino personal care brand

AU NATUREL. Zenutrients offers a whole range of wellness products that do the job, from skin saving, to mosquito repelling, to stress busting. All photos by Candice Lopez-Quimpo

A gym that can accommodate everyone

Jul 03, 2013 - 4:04 PM

Got a sports related injury? Looking to get over your workout plateau? A more personalized ethical approach might just help you get over that hurdle

FITNESS IS FOR EVERYONE. Paolo Cabalfin of Focus Athletics quotes a mentor: 'You’re an athlete in the game of life.' All photos by Peter Imbong

Fight dengue, a mosquito at a time

Jun 26, 2013 - 4:08 PM

These are early days for what may yet be an innovative solution but these scientists have proof that their method holds much promise

PROF SCOTT O'NEILL, LEAD SCIENTIST, THE ELIMINATE DENGUE PROGRAM: 'The Wolbachia method by itself may not be the answer to eliminating dengue, but we hope may be a tool that will contribute to that end.' Photo by Dinna Louise C. Dayao

How sound can heal you

Jun 26, 2013 - 1:42 PM

Here s how sound can be good for your health

SOUND HEALING. Music we listen to affects our health as much as our diet and exercise do

Surefire, all-season home remedies

Jun 23, 2013 - 3:01 PM

I’ve used these for 17 years and other mom friends have repeatedly asked me for the recipes

BEAT VIRUS THE NATURAL WAY. Mom Susan Quimpo shares her recipes for natural home remedies

Spring cleaning: De-cluttering your life

Jun 22, 2013 - 5:04 PM

When we let go of our old futile attachments we create the space to breathe in the new

MAKE SPACE FOR HAPPINESS. De-cluttering physical mess also de-clutters your mind so you can smile like this again

Relax and recharge in minutes

Jun 19, 2013 - 11:55 AM

Energy dropping? Here are quick healthy fixes

RECHARGE IN MINUTES. Yes, there are ways. Photo by Deeped Strandh via Flickr Creative Commons

Dear Diary: The importance of keeping a journal

Jun 15, 2013 - 7:10 PM

You have the authority and freedom to decide what you want your life to look like

WHAT'S YOUR STORY? It's time to write -- or type -- it down. All photos by Victoria Herrera

The timeless echoes of freedom

Jun 12, 2013 - 3:44 PM

As we look deeper into the human spirit we will realize that real freedom is only possible when the human mind has become free from the limits of I and mine

FREEDOM TO DO GOOD. Freedom only becomes a value when it is balanced with responsibility

Health Dept launches ‘Go4Health’ campaign

Jun 06, 2013 - 10:36 PM

The movement encourages Pinoys to stop smoking eat healthy exercise and go slow on the beer

GO FOR HEALTH. The Department of Health launches a healthy lifestyle information campaign and movement. Image from 'Pilipinas Go4Health' Facebook page

Quick, healthy food for back to school

Jun 05, 2013 - 2:37 PM

This back to school season there is a way to choose healthy meal options without — or at least less — the hassle

VIVID AND VIBRANT. Adding ingredients with bright colors like this can make a dish more appetizing. All photos by Rhea Claire Madarang

7 ways to stay healthy this rainy season

Jun 05, 2013 - 12:49 PM

Wearing rain boots drinking tea and washing your hands are ways to stay healthy this rainy season

RAINY DAY BLUES. The monsoon season brings with it diseases and bacteria we need to guard against

Don't just talk: Change the conversation

May 18, 2013 - 10:24 AM

I learned one very important lesson: if we didn’t like the direction the conversation was going we could change it

CONVERSATION CHANGER. Victoria on board 'The Dollhouse' with Sarah Meier. Photo by Maj Liwanag

Thich Nhat Hanh: 'Peace is every breath'

May 15, 2013 - 11:32 AM

Our spiritual practice can be there at any moment as we cultivate the energy of mindfulness and concentration

PEACE IS EVERY BREATH. Thich Nhat Hanh's meditative calligraphy. Image courtesy of Rina Angela Corpus

Your dominant hand affects your health

May 15, 2013 - 11:18 AM

Right or left handed? Here are do s and don’ts for your health

TRUE NORTH. Right-handed people are more energized when oriented to the north, while for left-handed people, it is the south. Photo by Steve Snodgrass, Flicker, Creative Commons

The practice of mindful eating

May 15, 2013 - 11:05 AM

Many things are lost in distracted meal times Only the stomach is satisfied but the soul is not enriched by the physical nourishment our bodies receive

TEA CEREMONY. A demonstration of the ritual of making tea. Photos by Ime Morales

'Never lose your happiness'

May 11, 2013 - 4:57 PM

Whatever is happening is good whatever has happened is good what is to happen will be good

REAL HAPPINESS. The author in front of Om Shanti Bhawan at Mount Abu, Rajasthan, India. Photo by Agnes Roque

The spirit of Flores de Mayo

May 01, 2013 - 10:25 PM

One person can be a ripple in the pond that can turn the tide of things

LIKE A FLOWER. Peace, purity, power, love, truth, and happiness are the main 'petals' that make up the human spirit. Photo by Norly Grace

6 summer myths you’re better off ignoring

May 01, 2013 - 4:58 PM

You better not believe these when you hear them

NO, THEY WON’T GROW. Watermelon seeds will just pass through your body if you swallow them. All photos by Rhea Claire Madarang

Letting go: Attachment and ego

Apr 24, 2013 - 1:20 PM

Attachments weigh us down and hold us back

BE FREE FROM ATTACHMENTS AND SMILE BIG. 'What the ego designs as anchors become shackles, though we are not aware of them as such.' Image courtesy of Nima Manila. Photo by Dom Dycaico. Makeup by William Yap Montojo. Modeled by Alyssa Lapid

Earth Day and the ecology of consciousness

Apr 22, 2013 - 2:57 PM

Our capacity to change ecosystems is proportional to our capacity to change our own consciousness

IT STARTS IN YOU. The wellness of ecology begins within each of us. Photo from the Inner Space Manila Facebook page

Teaching your children to meditate

Apr 10, 2013 - 12:04 PM

With Instagram Twitter Facebook and a plethora of gaming apps to choose from it is inevitable that our children s minds will be overstimulated

MEANING AND MINDFULNESS. How can we help our children to disconnect from FB, Twitter, and Instagram while teaching them to be more mindful? Teach them to meditate. All photos by Michelle Aventajado

Remi Santiago-Bautista: Soul food

Mar 28, 2013 - 12:00 PM

The woman who healed herself now heals others

INNER PEACE, INNER HARMONY. Remi Santiago-Bautista believes in the importance of mental and emotional health. All photos courtesy of Rhea Claire Madarang