Passing Through Arizona and Celebrating Victories

I don’t have travel bucket lists. When I look at people’s pictures online, I marvel at the sights, and take a good note of it but I don’t really have a list I go by. So when my friend told me we were going to squeeze in a day in Arizona before I headed back … Continue reading Passing Through Arizona and Celebrating Victories

Gravity by Sara Bareilles: On Addictive Relationships

I first heard this song in the show So You Think You Can Dance and I fell in love with it immediately. Entitled, Addiction the choreography by Mia Michaels talked about drugs with Kapuno as heroine and Kayla as the victim, drawn to it. It was dark. It was pure. It was strong. Years later, … Continue reading Gravity by Sara Bareilles: On Addictive Relationships

Enduring the Pain that Comes After Death

Death is never easy. When you receive the news, the whole world will start spinning and you will be suspended in that moment where everything feels heavy. The pain will be excruciating, and the noises in your head will be too deafening--and so you scream to be heard. I know this because when I received … Continue reading Enduring the Pain that Comes After Death

There Are Days

Time can pass like this without my moving in still surrender in chaotic silence in painful grief Time can pass like thisstaring at nothingeyes transfixedat the distantunknown Time can pass like this pain has numbed me so I endure it I welcome it with open arms Time can pass like this because I let it … Continue reading There Are Days

Motherhood: A Measure of Value for Women

Today I wanted to punch a man in the face, but I stopped myself. I was sitting in my room, in the clinic, and he comes in looking smug with all his weight loss gains, too evident in his oversized coat, and he says to me, “Nag-anak ka ba ulit Doc?” (Did you just give … Continue reading Motherhood: A Measure of Value for Women