Emotionally Connected “For Life”

Did you ever experience a time that you’ve just talked to someone and you already feel connected and comfortable? There is something between the two of you that is happening in that moment and you are enjoying every minute of it. Then you wonder, that was what?  I can say it is what we called “Emotional Connection”

I believe that emotional connection is one of the most important foundation of a lasting relationship. Everyone wants to feel loved by their partner. When we are emotionally connected everything goes naturally, no pretentions, no hesitations and no stress and no drama. Being emotionally connected, we build a foundation of trust and respect.

Maintaining this connection in a relationship will promote forgiveness, understanding, engagement, less emotional issues and disruptions.

Emotional connection happens naturally, we cannot forge it or neither can’t we create it. If we fake it then everything in your relation is fake! And will never last!

When you are emotionally connected with your partner then I must congratulate you, lucky to be one of the luckiest people in the world of relationship.

You are enjoying the benefits of being emotionally connected and truly loved by your partner. Here are few benefits that you will enjoy when you are truly emotionally connected with your partner:

  • Love making is going to be out of this world. Enjoying the simplest way of intimacy, such as holding hands deepens the romantic connection, one kiss and you feel like heaven.
  • You are valued and respected in any way
  • Having an amazing conversation together. How amazing it is to be able to share your life with someone and you are always in-tune whatever topic you are discussing together, from the craziest to the most serious thoughts.
  • When you have a deep emotional connection, it is so easy to communicate what you wants and needs. You are not scared to argue together, instead you are able to communicate clearly knowing that whatever the issue is, that both of you will understand and compromise.
  • Knowing that someone is always there for you no matter what is indeed the most wonderful feeling you could ever have.
  • When you truly emotionally connected with someone in an intimate relationship, your body release the mood enhancing hormone – (I forgot what is that hormone called 🙂 What I know is that this hormone enhance our sense of trust, optimism and triggers the part of our brain that forms that connection. Example it boost good mood, orgasm etc
  • You have more fun together
  • Never stop talking – future, common interest, past experiences, goals – these strengthen relationship.

Uhmm this seems to be heaven … so when you find that emotional connection try your best to keep it, maintain it “for life” 🙂

Thanks for dropping by.

Sambong | Herbal Medicine

Sambong is used as herbal medicine and is a shrub that grows wild in the tropical climate countries such as Philippines, India, Africa and found even in eastern Himalayas. Sambong is widely used in the Philippines as herbal medicine. Sambong leaves are known for its ngai or Blumea camphor that is used as herbal medicine to treat kidney stones, wounds and cuts, rheumatism, anti-diarrhea, anti spasms, colds and coughs and hypertension.

Sambong Mechanism of action in disease prevention

Sambong as diuretic for hypertension and fluid retention. Sambong herbal tea is used as a diuretic for fluid retention and hypertension conditions. Sambong herbal tea incites the body to urinate thereby removing excess body fluids and sodium. Clinical studies have shown that high levels of sodium in the blood is a major cause of hypertension.

Sambong delay or averts renal failure . The Philippine National Kidney and Transplant Institute recommends taking sambong herbal medicine for patients with renal problems. Favorable results were noted that sambong may help to delay or avert dialysis or even kidney transplant.

Sambong for the Dissolution of Kidney Stones. The Philippine Department of Health (DOH) has been promoting Sambong herbal tea and tablets as a diuretic and for the dissolution of kidney stones. Sambong has been recently registered in the Bureau of Foods and Drugs as medicine.

Sambong as Anticancer: Sambong contains methanolic extract that has been found to have therapeutic activity against hepatocellular carcinoma cells. A study of sambong (balsamifera) extract inhibits the activity in rat and human hepatocellular carcinoma cells without cytotoxicity. This study suggest a possible therapeutic effect of sambong extracts (balsamifera) in the treatment of hepatoma cancer patients.

Sambong as Antibacterial and Antifungi: A Phytochemical study indicates that sambong leaves contains the chemicals icthyothereol acetate, cyptomeridiol, lutein and ß-carotene that has been found to have positive activity against microbes such as A niger, T mentagrophytes and C albicans. Results also showed activity against P aeruginosa, S aureus, B subtilis and E coli.


Sambong Warnings and Side Effects

  • Use of topical Sambong is not associated with significant side effects.
  • Sambong even when taken internally is generally considered safe.
  • Special Precautions & Warnings: Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of sambong during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
  • Sambong can cause allergic reaction for people sensitive to ragweed plants and its relatives. Side effects may include itching and skin irritation.




What is Moringa and why is it so powerful?

Moringa oleifera, also known as horseradish tree, ben tree, or drumstick tree, is a small tree from India, Pakistan, and Nepal that has been used for generations in Eastern countries to treat and prevent diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, anemia, arthritis, liver disease, and respiratory, skin, and digestive disorders.

Moringa Oleifera is “the most nutrient dense plant ever discovered.”


The Benefits of Moringa

Discovery Channel and Fox News reported that, “Beyond the flavor and nutrition, Moringa offers healing benefits. Virtually all parts of the plant are used to treat inflammation, infectious disorders, and various problems of the cardiovascular and digestive organs, while improving liver function and enhancing milk flow in nursing mothers. The uses of moringa are well documented in ancient healing systems.”
For food, overcoming malnutrition or improving overall health, Moringa leaf powder provides extreme nourishment to the human body. Moringa leaves are one of the few things in the plant kingdom that supplies all amino acids that sustain human life. Simply eat the leaves and seeds.



The simple answer is: EVERYONE! Moringa contains a wide range of nutrients and Ayurvedic properties that are relevant for a wide range of people: athletes, less active people, older people, adults, children, men, women, those with special eating habits, those with a hectic lifestyle, pregnant women, people with diabetes – it is even great for animals!

1.) Athletes particularly enjoy the high content (28%), as well as high value of the Protein contained within Moringa. As all essential amino acids, including branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) are contained, Moringa leaf powder is great if you are exercising and trying to achieve muscle growth. Additionally, Moringa leaf powder contains a wide range of minerals that help replace the electrolytes we lose. Further, a unique combination of anti-inflammatory compounds, minerals and antioxidants helps our muscles recover faster!

2.) Adding just a little sprinkle of Moringa to any meal is a great way to add an extra boost of nutrients to your child’s meal and trick them into eating a little bit healthier.

3.) Vegans, vegetarians, raw-foodists, those on a gluten-free or paleo diet all enjoy adding dried Moringa leaf powder to their diet as it is fully in line with their dietary requirements and greatly helps fulfil all the nutritional needs of the human body. In particular the high protein content, as well as high iron content is something that vegans and vegetarians are often looking to add to their diet.

4.) Some of our older customers have given us the feedback that Moringa has greatly helped to raise their energy levels and helped with a range of small issues throughout their body. Generally, the wide range of Ayurvedic properties found in Moringa are good for everyone and help us all stay healthy. In particular, we however found that the anti-inflammatory properties contained in Moringa are very effective in reducing small inflammations throughout our bodies and thus greatly help reduce ailments such as arthritis amongst others.

5.) Generally, Moringa is great for everyone who is trying to stay healthy. Moringa’s nutritional spectrum helps every user fulfil his or her nutritional needs, contributing to our general well-being. Further, a combination of vitamins, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds helps us stay healthy all year round! Additionally, scientific research has revealed that Moringa oleifera has very powerful anti-cancerous properties.


The following instructions are recommendations only, based on our own past experiences. Your experiences with Moringa may differ. Whenever introducing something new into your diet, we recommend listening to your body and adjusting the required dosage accordingly, as every body is different.

Moringa oleifera leaf powder does not contain any nutrients or compounds which are harmful to the human body. However, as it is such a powerful nutritional source, it can lead to an unsettled stomach if taken in too large quantities, as our body struggles to absorb all the nutrients contained. L’Organics Moringa oleifera leaf powder has been processed with great care to ensure that no nutrients are lost in the process. This also means that you do not need to take as much of our leaf powder as you might need to take of lesser quality Moringa.

1.) When you are beginning to take Moringa, we recommend that you start with 1/2 tsp a day in combination with a meal.

2.) Once you have taken Moringa for a week at lower dosages, you can decide if you wish to remain with your current dosage or if you would like to increase it. You may also decide to increase your intake of Moringa by taking it a couple of times a day, rather than only once.

3.) Once you have taken Moringa regularly for a while you will be able to take greater quantities of Moringa. As Moringa has no negative nutritional properties, you can freely experiment with different quantities to suit your needs.

Generally, we recommend to never chug drinks you made with Moringa, but rather drink them slowly, as this greatly helps to minimise any side effects you may experience.


The following instructions are recommendations only, based on our own past experiences. Your experiences may differ. As every body is different we recommend experimenting with your intake of Moringa to see how you can get the most out of it.

Moringa has a wide range of health benefits, which are largely preventative, thus long-term. However it has also ascribed different short to medium term effects, which are experienced differently depending on when we take it.

1.) Taking Moringa in the morning:

Most people prefer to take Moringa in the morning to give them a long-lasting boost of energy. Some even say that Moringa gives them a clearer mind and helps them focus.

2.) Taking Moringa with lunch:

Some people find that they have no problems with energy in the morning, but feel their energy dipping around lunch. For those people we recommend taking Moringa during lunch time.

3.) Taking Moringa with dinner:

Some people prefer to take Moringa in the evening. This helps to get a nice restful sleep and to wake up refreshed the next. This is particularly useful when our schedule only allows us limited time for sleep. Taking Moringa in the evening can also help with digestive issues.

4.) Taking Moringa with everything:

A great way to take Moringa is to add a sprinkle to every meal you eat. The simplest way to do this is to simply put some Moringa powder into a pepper shaker and add a small sprinkle to every meal.

5.) Moringa for the sporadic user:

Some people do not take Moringa on a daily basis, but rather when they feel the need for it.

A good time to start taking Moringa is when you are suffering from a cold or feel a cold coming on. Moringa’s unique composition of Vitamins and anti-inflammatory compounds make it a very efficient remedy against colds and smaller illnesses. Moringa is however not a medicine, so please visit a doctor for more serious issues.

We also recommend the use of Moringa before or after exercising (in particular for endurance athletes). Moringa’s high content of protein, minerals and antioxidants make it highly efficient in supporting muscle growth, as well as the prevention and curing of sore muscles and cramps.


The more care has been taken in processing the Moringa, the less nutrients will have been lost and the more potent your powder will be. An easy way to see if you are getting a high-quality product is by simply assessing the colour of your Moringa. If it is of a bright, green colour, such as africrops! Moringa, it is of a high quality. If your Moringa has a bit more of a brownish colour, the quality is not very high.

How to be You

“How to be you?” Few times I heard this question from some girls and I am flattered of course, just this morning:

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Thank you so much for this comment, It gave me energy and idea to write today!

How to be someone is impossible that is for sure, one time a pretty lady said to me I wish I have your face, your hair, your skin your body hahahaha what is this Marlou Arizala 🙂 “Goodbye Old Face” hehe https://pinaypowerblog.com/2017/10/02/goodbye-old-face/

It is good to copy someone’s good behaviour that will help us a lot. But cloning someone’s face and identity is something diverse. Everyone is unique, we have our own way of presenting ourselves, our own style of approaching others and different features given to us by the creator. Practically enhance what we have and that for sure makes a big difference.

Let’s talk about enhancing our look, if we want to look good and achieve something better we need to invest time, money and effort. There is no magic in maintaining our own beauty and to look good all the time. It require time management, motivation and most especially we enjoy doing it. But not excessively do it! To look elegant doesn’t necessarily need a huge amount of money, there are many simple and cheaper ways to look and feel better. Be creative, research and don’t be fooled by commercialized products and services. Of course, since I preferred using all naturals and  organic skincare products then I would like to suggest to please try to avoid chemicals as much as possible in feeding your skin.

Sometimes when we admire someone we are wishing to be in their place. But we are not aware of what exactly is going on in his/her life, we have no idea of their struggles, conflicts, heartache, problems, risk and many more. Just like “don’t judge the book by it’s cover” we judge by it’s cover, we do admire by it’s cover too, until we get to know each pages of the book and maybe surprisingly find out that our life are far better and peaceful.

All are beautiful, all are pretty, all are sexy it’s just so happen not all are the same in demonstrating these qualities. Confidently carry yourself and boost your aura! No negative or any bad feeling in any of your part. Feel beautiful do not degrade yourself, be optimistic, and appreciate all the bits and pieces of your body as the greatest gift that you’ve got! So take good care of these gifts and enjoy.

Let’s feel good to ourselves all the time!




We can save life by knowing what is AED

I just finished my “Heartsaver First Aid AED course” from American Heart Association with a very professional trainer Mr. Reghel (Thank you).

While it is still fresh in my mind I wanted to share it with you guys. The most interesting part of the course for me was the AED. I was amazed of this medical equipment that I am not aware that it exist and available in all the public places here in UAE, like Metro station, malls and schools. By using AED together with high quality CPR we can give a higher chance of saving one’s life!

CPR – Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation – which most of us are familiar with. However, combining CPR & AED is a very new thing to me. I am really glad that I was in this training.

Ok let’s now talk about what AED stands for, take note it is not Dirham 🙂


AED stands for Automated External Defibrillator it is a portable electronic device that automatically diagnoses the life-threatening cardiac arrest in a patient, and is able to treat them through defibrillation or by reviving the proper heart beat, the application of electrical therapy which correct the rhythm of the heart. Isn’t amazing! While waiting for the ambulance to arrive we can do something effective in restoring patient’s heart signal.

AED is a very portable device and friendly user, all the instructions are being provided thru simple audio and visual commands once you turned it on, so that anyone even without training can use it. It is better of course that someone with proper training will use it, but if no other trained person is present in the scene, anyone who can read and follow simple instruction can use this device and provide a big chance to save life.


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Awareness can save life, so please if you don’t have a first aid training yet it is very useful to attend or other option is use the power of internet for first aid awareness and on how to use the AED.

Keep well 🙂


Goodbye Old Face

Let’s not bash people just because of imperfection; we have no idea of the effect of bashing someone, we might push them to do something drastic.

Yesterday, one of my clients was showing me this viral photo on facebook. It has gone viral, it’s a shocking changed isn’t? we both asked – Is it real?!

People are curious, including me of course! Whether it is true or not, still it catches our attention!

Marlou Arizala rose to fame because of his former dance group , Hasht5. Theye were popular on social media but on a negative note. Netizens constantly bashed them for their looks especially Arizala’s. His imperfections, such as his acne, were often pointed out by others. He was even named, “one man pants” because he was spotted wearing the same pants in different video”

Let’s not bash people just because of imperfection; we have no idea of the effect of bashing someone, we might push them to do something drastic. If they did something optimistic in return that is good but what if something drastic and harmful and we have no idea that we have contributed to push someone to get into unwanted situation. So better stop judging and mind our own business.

There are so many funny comments on facebook like “only face has changed not his genes” so his new face will not benefit his child to be 🙂 funny but very true. However, if we have the opportunity and capability of doing things better than what we have right now why not? It is our choice, It is our life, if that choice will add value as a person then give it a shot! Don’t mind what others will say or think, as long as we are happy doing it and we are not disturbing anyone just to get what we want then that is fine.

Being accepted and admired by the society is really uplifting but being different is something that is fearless. Whatever kind of changes has been made by anyone, let’s not judge them, for sure there are reasons behind it and somehow public enjoy it and learn something from new exposures.

Ideally, improving the look is really important, it boost our confidence and we feel great when we are complimented. We gained respect by the way we present ourselves. That is why we maintain our physical look, we invest in our hair, skin, face, perfume and clothes etc…

A balance and practical maintenance is more than enough to look good and feel better. Do not overly focused on the look rather develop a great attitude and people around you will accept you for real.

By the way, I cannot alter any face; I can only improve skin texture and diminish the acne lol 🙂

Reference: https://www.tnp.ph/2017/10/02/marlou-transformation-xander-ford/

Keep well xoxo


A piece of award is priceless

Here, I just wanted to emphasize how much investment a parent is putting on to support a competing child. When I said investment, it is not only the money that we spent in paying their training, buying their equipment, following essential nutrition but more over is our time, patience and understanding of being a parent of a young athlete. Being a sport’s parent is very challenging. I have learned a lot of things not only my children are learning here, me too! The first thing that I have noticed that I’ve adopted and I actually required myself to practice is my control! I need timing when to speak, what to speak and not what to say. Control is power as I am always saying from my previous blogs.


We support our children to acquire the proper skills from their academy and from their coaches, eventually from regular training they will improve that is for sure. However, attitude and injecting the right mind setting to our children is the most challenging part here. Yes, it is! I believe the easiest way to do that is to act by example. Discipline and the right attitude must be seen from us and they will spontaneously practice that as well. It’s not easy isn’t? We don’t compete but we are very much part of the preparation.

I just realize how valuable a piece of award is. No matter how small or how big it is, it is priceless!

I will tell you an example of what is happening from a typical tournament.

From the moment the event is announced, the parent, coaches and the player are starting to plan and prepare. More trainings will be imposed. Plan ahead the schedule, cancel some important event just to be available during the event. Parent’s schedule as well – sometimes cancelling some travels, appointments etc.

Days before the event, we need to watch the activities, food, sleep, mind setting and some other important aspects that we think can help.

On the day of the event – we need to prepare all the equipment that we need to bring – comfortable clothes, shoes, socks, enough rackets, appropriate food, what to eat and what not to eat etc. Then prepare to be in the venue at least 2 hours before the match, considering the location, traffic, transportation, weather and the mood of both parent and the player. Normally, we stay in the venue minimum 7 to 8 hours. In the recent event I was there from Friday 12nn to 10pm and Saturday from 12nn to 10:30pm. This is an example of how much time we are investing in one event.

Matches, example for my son’s boys single U15 – a total of 35 players to compete and only one winner, 1 runner up and 2 semi-finalist. This is a knock out system – meaning when you lost then it’s the end – no more chance of winning anymore. My son has reached the semi-finals (2nd runner up).

Here, I am just sighting how hard it is to be someone from a bunch of good players.

Further, I am not forgetting all the tensions, happiness, excitement, mixed emotions, conflicts, issues and many more that I cannot explain well further. All these factors that the parents, players and coaches are encountering during the matches and the event.

One award is full of memories to cherish.

Kudos to all the Parents, Players & Coaches!


Cheers xoxo