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Self

How Not Letting Go Harms Us

Letting go could be hard, but holding on could also harm us. Like a handful sand, the more you try to grasp it, the harder it is to maintain it. Better to just let the tides take them back to where they belong to.

So why do we hold on to things that do not serve us, memories that unearth our pain and fantasies we keep replaying in our heads?

What can I let go of today?

This is how we cope. We think it makes our lives easier. In reality, it keeps us prisoned in a blanket of safety, a blanket that’s familiar, a blanket of hope. These blankets are just illusions. They may make us feel safe but they actually turn our gaze from accepting the cold hard truth that these blankets do not exist.

The only remedy is to see the things, situations and people as what and who they really are. We have to see so that we know exactly what things we are making space for. Once the veil of illusion is lifted, we start to unravel parts of us that are attached to the past.

The hardest part is the sense of loss. When we sit within the void, we may be able to notice the things we want to bring within us, the things that can nurture us.

Take this moment to write down 1-3 things that you think you can let go of- things, relationships, or habits. Don’t overthink it, jot whatever comes to your mind. Write them down and set them free.

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Productivity & Organization

Easiest Way to Donate Your Stuff (online!)

Imagine this: You have so many different items lying around the house, unused and collecting dust. Suddenly, you have this strong urge to give them away. But, how do you actually donate your stuff?

Usually donation drives need a minimum number of items or specific items for donation, not to mention the documentation for it. You may opt to go to the donation sites like Segunda Mana and Goodwill, but boxing bulk items and organizing them can be a whole ordeal.

You start to think if there’s an easier alternative like “Here’s my stuff, you can take them.” Well, here’s how:


Facebook Decluttering Groups

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There are a lot of decluttering groups on Facebook. You post the items that you want to donate, and wait if there are people who want to “adopt” the items you no longer need. Most of the times, the items that I find negligible turns out to be a big thing for others.

You can donate any kinds of stuff, from vacuum cleaners, to barely-used make up, school supplies, clothes, you can even donate food. You can also post in a “Looking For” thread, in which you ask for a specific item, and see if someone is willing to donate theirs.

Here’s a list of Facebook groups that I have used to declutter my items:

IMPORTANT TIPS for decluttering via Facebook groups:

  • Only donate items that are still functioning and useable

I know you want to lessen the burden of material things you have, but make sure that the person receiving the items will enjoy the things you donate. That means if the items are broken and unsalvageable, it’s not for donation- it’s for disposal.

There are still lots of people who are taking advantage of people’s generosity. Some Facebook groups have the option of posting anonymously, so you as the donor can protect your privacy. Never share any personal information that are not relevant to the donation process. As an added safety measure, you can look up the recipient’s name and check if there are any “scammer alert” posts before you proceed with the donation.

  • Be polite and accommodating

Just because you are in a position to give away things that does not entitle you to be condescending. Always treat people with respect.

  • Remember that the donee must shoulder the delivery fees

It’s common practice for the recipient to shoulder (and arrange) the delivery of the donated items (You can book using Grab, Lalamove or Mr. Speedy). Most decluttering groups will discourage that the donor cover the delivery expenses. Hence, it’s advisable to choose the recipient that is nearest your location.

  • Always give with a happy heart

The feeling of giving something makes you feel just as much joy as receiving something. Check-in with yourself if your intentions for donating comes from a place of generosity.

That’s it! Let me know in the comments how your donation experience has been. If you have questions feel free to comment or connect with me on social media.

Happy donating!

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Lifestyle

Art Galleries You Need to Visit in Makati City

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Makati City is most known for its central business district, but it also offers an interesting variety of art galleries. We have visited some this 2021 despite the pandemic!


Since the listed galleries below are all located near one another, you can visit them all within a day. This is not an all-inclusive list and we may do another series of visits to different galleries within the city. (There are many more galleries to visit in the area!)


Disclaimer: Before going to the galleries, please check local guidelines for social distancing. Better yet, check in with the galleries via social media if you can book an appointment for viewing.

  • Art Galleries Makati City Frelan Gonzaga Sketch Pen Paper
  • The Philosophy of Color - Modeka Art Lizbethzaguirre.com
  • Art Gallery Makati Modeka Villanueva
  • Art Galleries Makati City Televised
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  • Art Galleries Makati City Vov
  • Art Galleries Makati City Vinyl on Vinyl
  • Art Galleries Makati City Vinyl on Vinyl
  • Art Galleries Makati City Vov Klaris Art
  • Solo exhibit Art Galleries Makati City Vov Klaris Art
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  • Art Gallery Makati - FinaleArtFile Kim Oliveros Angono Rizal
  • Art Gallery Makati - FinaleArtFile Kim Oliveros
  • Art Gallery Makati - FinaleArtFile Kim Oliveros
  • Art Gallery Makati - FinaleArtFile
  • Art Gallery Makati - White Walls Gallery Kim Santiago
  • Art Gallery Makati - White Walls Gallery Anne Lacaba Genavee Lazaro
  •  Art Gallery Makati - White Walls Gallery
  • Art Gallery Makati - White Walls Gallery Kim Santiago

  • Art Gallery Makati - Silverlens Gallery Chati Coronel
  • Art Gallery Makati - Silverlens Gallery Gary-Ross Pastrana
  • Art Gallery Makati - Silverlens Gallery Gary-Ross Pastrana
  • Art Gallery Makati - Silverlens Gallery Chati Coronel
  • Art Gallery Makati - Silverlens Gallery Gary-Ross Pastrana
  • Art Gallery Makati - Silverlens Gallery Micaela Benedicto
  • Art Gallery Makati - Silverlens Gallery Gary-Ross Pastrana
  • Art Gallery Makati - Silverlens Gallery Gary-Ross Pastrana
  • Art Gallery Makati - Silverlens Gallery Gary-Ross Pastrana
  • Art Gallery Makati - Silverlens Gallery Chati Coronel
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  • Art Gallery Makati - Art Cube Gallery PJ Cabanalan
  • Art Gallery Makati - Art Cube Gallery JAPS Antido
  • Art Gallery Makati - Art Cube Gallery Michael Delmo

  • Art Gallery Makati - Art Informal Gallery Geraldine Javier
  • Art Gallery Makati - Art Informal Gallery Geraldine Javier
  • Art Gallery Makati - Art Informal Gallery Geraldine Javier
  • Art Gallery Makati - Art Informal Gallery Geraldine Javier
  • Art Gallery Makati - Art Informal Gallery Geraldine Javier
  • Art Gallery Makati - Art Informal Gallery Geraldine Javier
  • Art Gallery Makati - Art Informal Gallery Geraldine Javier
  • Art Gallery Makati - Art Informal Gallery Geraldine Javier
  • Art Gallery Makati - Art Informal Gallery Geraldine Javier

All galleries are located in Don Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City. See map below:

Let me know in the comments if you have already done this! If you have questions, feel free to email me or connect with me on Instagram.

Have fun and stay safe!