Category Archives: Women’s Health

The Soap Collection 

Late last December, my cousins gave me some specialty soaps for the Holidays. It turns out that this project was long overdue. My aunt, Thelma V. Leelin, their mother, had spent most of her life a revered dermatologist in Manila. … Continue reading

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Praise For President Carter, Boo for Hobby Lobby

I listened to an NPR interview of past US President Jimmy Carter on his most recent publication, “A Call To Action.”  In this book, he dares to take on the worldwide injustice towards women.  By far, the most discriminated group, … Continue reading

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A Dalliance, A Brush, A Flirtation

This morning, I felt the cold pull at my bones and gnaw at my fingers.  I had woken up early for my appointment today. After spending ten minutes checking a few emails, I reluctantly threw my covers to the side … Continue reading

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What Not To Say

I noticed the past 3 years or so, I’ve had friends and family who have taken ill with a serious health problem or some, have passed away after a protracted illness.  Ever since I was young, I’ve always wondered about … Continue reading

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Angie’s Confession

People like Angelina Jolie will always elicit a reaction, whether positive or negative, from just about everyone.  It’s hard to ignore her kind.  Extremely attractive, to say the least. (Yes, this can backfire when people choose to be ruled by … Continue reading

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