As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.” -Henry David Thoreau I just came from Camiguin, to visit my husband’s 97-year-old grandmother.  If there is one thing to learn about this trip, it’s that simple living, in […]


Homeopathic Remedies

I’ve been fortunate to have found a doctor who practices homeopathy and natural medicine.  My children are yet to take antibiotics, and their bodies have almost always naturally healed without conventional medicine.  Oatmeal for rashes on my three month old baby, water for the cough of my two year old (“that’s the first thing we […]


Local v. Organic

I was just at the weekly market at the Jaime Velasquez Park (Salcedo Market).  As always, the stall with the most people were the Organic Fruits and Vegetables stalls (well, ironically, aside from Ineng’s PORK barbeque.)  I just realized that with the hype on Organic produce today, everyone’s rushing to buy anything labeled “organic.”  But […]