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You Shouldn’t Hide Forever

You Shouldn’t Hide Forever

To you whoever is reading this:

You are worthy.

You are a beautiful soul.

Take charge of your life, stand up for yourself (and for your kids).

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Posted by Clarisse Javier in Blog, Health, Others
Try These Awesome Gift Ideas For Adults

Try These Awesome Gift Ideas For Adults

I celebrated my birthday last week and I was thinking – For someone my age (29), what would be the best gifts to receive?

Nope. This isn’t a selfish post because I honestly think people who already graduated from toys and clothes want to receive gifts that can broaden their experience. With that in mind, here are some of the my ideas. Continue reading →

Posted by Berniz Isla in Blog
The Choice Between Centralized and Decentralized Digital Currency

The Choice Between Centralized and Decentralized Digital Currency

Yesterday, there was a rumor that Telegram will launch an ICO to fund their version of a cryptocurrency to be used inside the app and will launch the service in 2019. It is an attempt by Telegram of course to finally monetize their services and users, considering that Telegram today have no monetization possibilities.

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Posted by Ian Vernon in Blog, 0 comments
Throw Away Your Stuff? – What Minimalism Is All About

Throw Away Your Stuff? – What Minimalism Is All About

A colleague just started a ‘minimalist’ lifestyle. While I know a thing or two about it, I realized – I need to understand it further. If you want to have a change of lifestyle, you might need to have a deeper look at this concept.

What is NOT true about Minimalism 

It’s not about throwing EVERYTHING! It’s about learning what’s important to you.

You can’t buy new things. You can, of course! It’s just that, you are replacing the old ones and not just adding up.

It happens overnight. Different people will have a different approach and getting there isn’t a race.

Minimalists are all vegan. NOPE!

You cannot sustain a minimalist lifestyle. Really? Why not?

Minimalists are not stylish. They have their own style. They just don’t follow the trends. That doesn’t mean they are not stylish.

What to throw away!

Starting a new lifestyle but could not figure out what needs to be thrown away? Maybe this list can help you.

  • Tons of buttons
  • Window bill envelopes
  • Expired canned goods
  • Unused wires
  • Unused utensils
  • Old gadgets
  • Unused notepads
  • Dollar store items without any use
  • Tiny nails and screws
  • Wedding souvenirs
  • Wine bottles
  • Alarm clock (because you have your phone)
  • Extra pencil sharpeners
  • Paperweights
  • Unused vases
  • Bad linens
  • Tons of scratch papers
  • Promotional shirts that do not fit
  • Loads of bubble wrap
  • Dried glues
  • Boxes from gadgets and other electronics
  • Extra belts
  • Extra scarves
  • A lot of chopsticks

Also, you might want to try out this cool app that is perfect for minimalists. We have PeN, an all in one app that lets you do so many things without eating so much space on your phone.

Posted by Berniz Isla in Blog
The World Needs Brahma Kumaris

The World Needs Brahma Kumaris

Om Shanti.

I am a peaceful soul.

As you busily ponder outside on how to make things right this year, a more compelling influence is probably waiting to be discovered to help you with your future journey.

Your soul- the ultimate answer to every discerningly twisted thought that affects you everyday.

Making peace with your soul this year could start a magical opportunity for you to flourish.

To simply realize that your are a soul creates more space for enlightenment, forgiveness and acceptance.

Brahma Kumaris  could be the answer for what you and the world need now- Peace.

An institution that originated in India being practiced for almost a century now, Brahma Kumaris helps anyone connect with their inner self to help it find its true meaning.

It is easy to see conflicts and distractions these days nitpicking for fussy tiny details; focused mainly on the material wealth in this world resulting to pride, only to covet more power.

Practicing mainly Raj Yoga to satisfy one’s soul and spirituality is Brahma Kumaris’ approach to help anyone who wants to find comfort and clarity of mind.

Focusing these days is intimidating. With lots of distractions, clucking screens and noises here and there brought by high-technology, it is just comforting to know that there is a better way to help ease out when the mind seems to overflow with concerns.

Brahma Kumaris, through Raj Yoga, will let you experience to float in your thoughts amidst the presence of burdening responsibilities.

Learn to meditate this year when things get tough.

Have a peaceful New Year, PeN Pals!

Namaste. 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by Clarisse Javier in Blog, Others
How To Forgive Those Who Have Wronged You – Start The Year Right!

How To Forgive Those Who Have Wronged You – Start The Year Right!

At some point in our lives, people will hurt us, the same way that we have hurt others (intentional or unintentional). If you are someone who can apologize easily, that’s good because you know how to acknowledge your mistakes. However, forgiving can be a bit challenging and it depends on the gravity of the pain. Nevertheless, we all should learn how to forgive. If you will hold onto your grudge, you are just hurting yourself even more.

Finding it hard to forgive? Here are some tips to help you

  • Accept that past is past and there is nothing you can do about it.
  • Try to write down ‘what you could have done’ in that same situation that lit up a fire in your heart. This will give you the assurance that you have learned from the mistake.
  • Always take the high – way and choose the right thing to do.
  • Look at the brighter side of life.

Below are some ideas I got from here.

  • Look at your future and imagine yourself not suffering from any pain.
  • Pray or improve your spiritual life.
  • Don’t go to sleep angry.
  • Stop the blame and try to be more understanding.
  • Always think that you can control how you respond to things.
  • Stop controlling other people’s reactions and feelings.
  • Let GO!

Let them know that you forgave them by sending a message or calling through PeN.

 

Posted by Berniz Isla in Blog
Changing Yourself One Step At  A Time!

Changing Yourself One Step At A Time!

It’s New Year and as cliché as this may sound, it’s the perfect time to change your old ways. However, I know that it is easier said than done. The good news is – it is not IMPOSSIBLE. You just have to be determined on the changes that you will do with your life.

I personally looked for ways on how we can successfully change our bad habits and I will share some of those that I might apply.

  • Write down your positive attitudes and the not so good ones. In short, assess yourself.
  • Check out your ‘not so good’ list and identify which ones you need to change. Remember, you have to take one step at a time. Change shouldn’t be drastic. You can pick at least 2 or 3 and work on those instead of trying to change everything from your list. Doing everything all at once might get you exhausted and you will fail to complete the ‘change’.
  • Reward yourself. If you think you are on the right path, you can treat yourself once in a while.
  • Always think about the sole reason why you need to change. This tip is recommended most especially if you are tempted to go back to your old ways. For example, you are trying to quit smoking and failed on your 10th day. Don’t get frustrated and just always try your best to get back.
  • Tell your loved ones and friends about your plans. This is so they can remind you and you will be forced to achieve that change.
  • Evaluate yourself from time to time. It is also good if you check on yourself once in a while. See your progress and take note of it.

And speaking of change, you might need to also try something new. For example, using an app that lets you do a number of amazing things. I am talking about PeN and you should try it out for yourself.

 

Posted by Berniz Isla in Blog
How Did You Spend your New Year?

How Did You Spend your New Year?

Hello there PeN Pals!

I’m just checking how did you spend the first days of the year? Most of us would like to jump start it the best way possible, right? So, I’ve gathered some of the most common things that people do for New Year and let us know if yours is included.

What do we do for New Year?

  • We create New Year’s Resolution – and break it after!
  • We prepare a feast and celebrate with our loved ones.
  • We follow traditions. Which reminds me, we have few traditions here in the Philippines that make little sense in the modern days but nevertheless, fun! It includes wearing polka dot clothes, preparing fruits (must be circle), opening of wallets (to have a prosperous new year), jumping up and down to add height, and making loud noises. 
  • Out of town trips or staycation in a hotel.
  • Cleaning up the entire room or house.
  • Going to church.
  • Some people would also call up their foes or enemies to iron out things and to apologize. I think this has got to be one of my favorites. I mean, you have to start your year clean and without grudges.

Speaking of which, if you have friends and families which you need to call to, you can use PeN and save a lot on phone call charges. 

If you are tired of following traditions, I have seen a post about how you can celebrate New Year, and let me summarize my favorites.

  • Go and see a free concert, or theater play for that matter.
  • Watch an awesome movie either at home or in a movie house.
  • Go bowling or billiards (set up a competition with your families and friends).
  • Or how about visiting an escape room?
  • Dance like you’ve got loads of energy in a club. And it doesn’t matter if you are 20 or 70. Just rock it!

Do you have more ideas to add? Let us know and maybe we can do that for next year. 

Posted by Berniz Isla in Blog