What You Don't Expect When You're Expecting [GUEST POST]

    Empowerment, Wellness

    For Mental Health Awareness Month, we are premiering the very first GUEST POST on this site. It's incredibly humbling to be able to share the story of a new mother and her mental health journey with Postpartum Depression. She shares her honest and raw thoughts of going through her first pregnancy and what came unexpectedly in the moments after giving birth. She also happens to be my little sister and I couldn't be more proud of her to share her journey with you all.

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    Biggest Myths of Your 20's to Unlearn

    Empowerment, Opinion

    Today I enter the last year of my 20's. My 20's had a whole lot of changes and a lot of things that I thought were identity that turned out were toxic. I had a lot of burn out and growth, and now that I'm reaching the 29 I'm starting to feel like the 30's are really going to be my prime. Not what you thought you'd hear from someone finishing her 20's? I'm here to bust some myths you may have heard about this decade of your life.

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    Plane Podcasts: Barcelona Edition

    Lifestyle, Places

    Article image for podcasts listened to on the plane to and from Barcelona

    I recently had vacation in Barcelona, Spain and my flight consisted mostly of listening to podcasts! If you've been following me for a while on this site, Twitter, or Instagram you know that podcasts are my thing. Since I had marathon listening sessions on my 9-hour flights I thought I'd try something a little different and give you a run-down of all of them and how I rate them. Check 'em out, and let me know if you've listened to any of these too.

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    Thoughts On Not-A-Motherhood

    Empowerment, Opinion

    As a 28-going-on-29-year-old woman, there are two things society puts a lot of pressure on having in my life: marriage and kids. From social media FOMO, living in a neighborhood surrounded by families, and most recently becoming a Tita (aunt, in the Philippines) it's really easy to feel that I am missing out on what I've been conditioned to think is an essential component of womanhood. In today's article, I unpack my (potentially problematic) thoughts on not-a-motherhood.

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    Growing Up Asian-American Tag

    Empowerment, Opinion

    May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and for today's post I share about a large part of my identity: growing up Filipina American. This post was inspired by a YouTube channel I recently discovered, Vagabond Youth. She posted her video growing up as a Korean American and created a "Growing Up Asian American" Tag with set questions. It spoke so much to where I am now trying to bring the Asian part of my identity out from hibernation.

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