​The Purpose of Life

For whom do you live? What’s your life’s purpose? For whom do you wake up everyday? 

We all wake up every day to continue what we have done yesterday; continue the tasks we’ve left at our workplace, continue with yesterday’s lessons at school, etc. But, there’s a common denominator for all that we do – we wake up to continue living, to continue our lives. Whether yesterday was a failure or a success, we need to continue living. Not just for ourselves but also for our family – our kids, husband and wife, mom and dad.

So if ever you’re having a difficult time right now, just think that some of the best days of your life has not happened yet. Keep in mind that you can get through whatever challenges you’re facing right now. Remember, that every problem has a solution. If it doesn’t have a solution, then it’s not a problem, but rather, a truth that needs to be accepted. Think of the moments and the people who made you smile.  Don’t live to please other people. Do what makes you happy and be with those who you make you smile. Don’t forget to pray because God will always make a way. 🙂

Live your life …  on purpose.

Are You a People-Pleaser?



“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” ~ Oscar Wilde


This is one of the most relatable topic that I really want to create a post about since 2014. So, why since 2014? It’s because I have read the book ‘Backbone Power The Science of Saying No‘ which talks about having the integrity and backbone in making the right decisions for yourself to help you be more successful. It is about being your authentic self and learning to say NO without feeling guilty. Sometimes, we really find it hard to say ‘NO’ to the things that we don’t want to because we’re afraid that the person who’s asking for the favor will get mad. In other words, we live our lives thinking what other people say about us. Which is a big NO-NO. We should live our lives doing the things that makes us happy and not doing the things that causes us stress, anxiety, and even depression.

People-pleasing is a very relatable topic to me because unfortunately, one of the dearest people in my life has this behavior. People who have this behavior are called ‘People-pleasers’. They yearn for outside validation. They often feel like they have to say ‘yes’ when someone asks for their help. People pleasers are the nicest and most helpful people you may know. They (most of the times) never say “no.”

One of my family members have this. Whenever one of our relatives ask for help, he always find a way to help them. I know there’s nothing wrong with helping people but when people are abusing you, then that’s another story. You should set healthy boundaries. Know your self-worth and love yourself first. Don’t give all because even your shadow leaves you when you are in darkness. Setting healthy boundaries means that you love and you respect yourself.

Now, ask yourself, ‘Do people like you because you do things for them? Or because you’re YOU? Share your answers by leaving a comment below.

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“Life is about balance. Be kind, but don’t let people abuse you. Trust, but don’t be deceived. Be content, but never stop improving yourself.” Zig Ziglar

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After 27 Years: No Deaths from Vitamins, 3 Million from Prescription Drugs

Reposted by Joan Cabras

By Anthony Gucciardi – Natural Society

Over the past 27 years — the complete timeframe that the data has been available —  there have been 0 deaths as a result of vitamins andover 3 million deaths related to prescription drug use in the USA alone. In fact, going back 54 ye

ars there have only been 11 claims of vitamin-related death, all of which provided no substantial evidence to link vitamins to the cause of death. The news comes after a recent statistically analysis found that pharmaceutical drug deaths now outnumber traffic fatalities in the US.

In 2009, drugs exceeded the amount of traffic-related deaths, killing at least 37,485 people nationwide.

The findings go against the claims of mainstream medical ‘experts’  and mainstream media outlets who often push the idea that multivitamins are detrimental to your health, and that prescription drugs are the only science-backed option to improving your health. While essential nutrients like vitamin D are continually being shown to slash your risk of disease such as diabetes and cancer, prescription pharmaceuticals are continually being linked to such conditions. In fact, the top-selling therapeutic class pharmaceutical drug has been tied to the development of diabetes and even suicide, and whistleblowers are just now starting to speak out despite studies as far back as the 80s highlighting the risks.

Mainstream medical health officials were recently forced to speak out over the danger of antipsychotic drugs, which millions of children have been prescribed since 2009. U.S. pediatric health advisers blew the whistle over the fact thatthese pharmaceuticals can lead to diabetes and even suicide, the very thing they aim to prevent. What is even more troubling is that half of all Americans will be diagnosed with a mental condition during their lifetime thanks to lack of diagnosis guidelines currently set by the medical establishment, of which many cases will lead to the prescription of antipsychotics and other similar medications.

Covering up the side effects

In order to protect sales, the link between suicide and antipsychotic drugs was completely covered up by Eli Lilly & Co, the makers of Prozac. Despite research stretching as far back as the 1980s finding that Prozac actually leads to suicide, the company managed to hide the evidence until a Harvard psychiatrist leaked the information into the press. The psychiatrist, Martin Teicher, stated that the American people were being treated like guinea pigs in a massive pharmaceutical experiment.

Greedy and oftentimes prescription-happy doctors are handing out antipsychotic medication like candy to adults and young children alike. In 2008, antipsychotics became the top-selling therapeutic class prescription drug in the United States and grossing over $14 billion in sales.

Antipsychotic drugs are not the only dangerous pharmaceuticals. The average drug label contains 70 side effects, though many popular pharmaceuticals have been found to contain 100 to 125. Some drugs, prescribed by doctors to supposedly improve your health, come with over 525 negative reactions.

Ritalin, for example, has been linked to conditions including:

  • Increased blood pressure
  • Increased heart rate
  • Increased body temperature
  • Increased alertness
  • Suppressed appetite

Perhaps the hundreds of negative side effects is part of the reason why the FDA announced last year that it is pulling more than 500 cold and allergy off the market due to health concerns. Prescription drugs kill more people than traffic accidents, and come with up to 525 negative side effects. Avoiding these drugs and utilizing high quality organic alternatives like whole food-based multivitamins and green superfoods will lead to a total health transformation without harsh side effects and an exponentially increased death risk.


Most recent year: Bronstein AC, Spyker DA, Cantilena LR Jr, Green JL, Rumack BH, Giffin SL. 2009 Annual Report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers’ National Poison Data System (NPDS): 27th Annual Report. Clinical Toxicology (2010). 48, 979-1178. The full text article is available for free download at http://www.aapcc.org/dnn/Portals/0/2009%20AR.pdf


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