The Rabbit Listened

The Rabbit Listened

A couple of years ago, I got an unexpected call while I was at work. I remember rushing into the supply closet to take the call and answered to my mom sharing the news that our Lola (‘grandmother’ in the Filipino language) was at the hospital nearing the end of her...
Health at Every Size

Health at Every Size

Throughout my adolescence, our family moved around a lot. Each new town brought the anxiety of meeting a whole new class and group of people. I imagine for any new kid in the class, so many thoughts are running through their mind. For me, those thoughts surrounded how...
Befriending Fear

Befriending Fear

Ask any member of my family or any of my friends and they’ll know…I am afraid of everything. Even from my earliest memories, I recall myself as always being jumpy and scared of a lot. As a child I feared insects, monsters under my bed, losing grip of my mom’s...
Surviving the Season

Surviving the Season

The holiday season is quickly approaching. Some may cheerfully approach this time with family traditions and quality time. Others may find anticipation and dread for what this season may bring for various reasons. Depending on the family, this anticipation can...