Handwritten notes and other small gestures that should be back in style

Here are some small, sweet, and totally free things you can do for others that’s a level up from common human decency

In defense of touristy spots—as a proud tourist

Beyond the kitschy souvenirs, long lines, and crowded areas, tourist hotspots are still an experience worth enjoying

We need to destigmatize our view of psychiatric medication

There are a lot of misconceptions about taking prescription medication to address mental illness. It’s time we talk about it

There is no finish line when it comes to loving yourself

We need to start looking at self love like a skill to practice instead of a race to win

Revisiting romance: Messy, painful, and beautiful lessons on love

Lessons on love are difficult to learn. Like most people, my early 20s were filled…

You’re allowed to have sad feelings toward work

Why you’re still being told to love your work by people who don’t even know what “work” means for you

The ultimate guide to surviving family during the holidays

Filipino family dynamics can be—in a word—complicated. Adding Christmas to the mix can take things even further

There’s a huge difference between being polite and being fake

Uncomfortable situations can prompt you to act in a certain way which can be misconstrued as “fake.” But what is being “fake,” really?

Recovering from depression made me excited to turn 60

Some people with depression don’t think they’ll live to a ripe old age. When they recover, though, aging becomes a tangible reality

The exciting, subtle defiance of drinking alone

Drinking alone isn’t for everyone, but there can be some joy and empowerment to be found in it when done the right way