The Situation and not the Attitude that defines the actions of a person

Guesting with a group that provides support for OFWs

The government has just extended quarantine from April 15 to May 15. And, people are naturally anxious for their family and friends. In the homefront, family members are frequently at each other’s nerves as tensions then to escalate quickly. It is the collective anxiety that adds to our own tension. Many families ask me if their spouse is really the horrid person to bickered because of a minor ruffle on the table cloth; who became demanding when the veggies weren’t cooked well enough. The answer is ‘NO”. Everyone is reacting to the stress of the situation. Simply put, they are not nasty people. they are people placed in a nasty situation. Listen more on this topic at my webinar


Supporting the OFW in time of Crisis

Many of the seafarers fear for their families given the corona virus crisis. They worry about their ability to provide, the health of their families, being away from their loved ones at this crucial time.

This effort gives them some tips on how to stay positive and able in these trying times.

Woman Up Episode 1: In Time of Quarantine

Today, we launch our new segment. A show called "Woman Up" for our women in the maritime industry; And due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we decided to do it virtual style! At least for now!Join our lovely crew LIVE!

Posted by Tinig ng Marino Digi TV on Wednesday, 18 March 2020
Episode 1: Tinig Marino. A digits support for the OFWs

Success Playbook

All these books on strategies can be condensed into 5 points: 1) you don’t know everything so be open to new ideas; 2) start with a resourced state: you will never have everything, so make the best with what you have; 3) work hard. There is simply no substitute to putting in the hours; 4) stay positive and keep everyone else around you positive even when things don’t seem to go your way; 5) take care of your relationships. They are really who this is all for and who matter, making every sacrifice worthwhile


Pedal to the Metal

“Going through the grind’ or ‘toiling the soil’ —- thats how many professionals talk about going to work.. That mindset just sets you up for a tough day — body feeling sluggish, head beginning to pound. Its what you say to yourself that will spur you on to perform to your peak. How about a reframe —‘ Work is fun because I can create it to be?” With that mindset, project can get done by combining the heavy weight tasks with fun stuff using resources you already have. If you want to write that business plan, combine the research, number crunching, and budgeting with talking to potential business partners over coffee, or reading / watching a fun Tedtalk on creative business programs. More fun, less work

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Women and Depression

Studies worldwide indicate that women are at the greatest risk of developing depressive disorders in their 40s. The vulnerable state, hormonal fluctuations, role-stress, victimization, sex specific socialization, internalized coping style and disadvantaged social status have been documented to increased vulnerability.

Whist the disorder is prevalent, spotting the symptoms are extremely challenging. Women manifest depression by talking about heightened emotions –they verbalize readily emotional distress, sharing about their guilt and shame; they try make themselves invisible so that people will ignore them.

Women with depression tend to conceal the condition because of shame, stigma, fear. Listening attentively to our women friends and noticing changes in their behaviors will help us catch depression at its earlier stages.


Self-care is as critical a studying or shadowing to being a good mental health practitioner. Dragon roll sushi mid-day, mid week. Only a private practice has these perks. A good well balanced roll is the perfect bite. Happy day ahead

Work-life Balance

Mid-day, mid-week and am having some freshly made moron and suman at Quiapo church. It’s a cool morning and since Quiapo and Divisoria have cleaned up and the corona virus scare is abound, no one is around. I had just come from the daily mass and was feeling quite mellow. Everyone and everything seemed to slow down that day so I had time to watch the people as they streamed from the church. And, between the streams, I saw this beautiful sculpture of a beggar boy squat down center of the church. What must he think of his life? Does he beg thinking to fund his future? Does he still hope?

This morning, I was taking a break to get some balance in time for a rough week ahead. Is work-life balance even a concept a young beggar child has? Would it be defined as taking snippets of time to relax or is more coarse having time to pray for a miracle in between the begging hours?


People are People

Yesterday it was working with intellectually talented people whose aim was to create better versions of themselves. Today, I worked with OFW families who seek for the happiness of their children. No matter the topic, tools, framework I use, it all boils down to the same thing. People who want to love the best they can and will do anything—- stretch beyond themselves into the discomfort Zone to reach out and to love. Love, respect for the other and commitment—- those are the pillars that hold us up, make life worth living

You don’t need lots and lots of support. A couple of strong pillars do the job just fine

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