Disaster Preparedness

Based on the World Risk Index 2012, the Philippines is the third among 173 countries most vulnerable to disaster risk and natural hazards; we experience an average of 20 tropical cyclones each year and other climatic and extreme weather aberrations such as the El Niño phenomenon. These disasters strain government funds, with an average of… Continue reading Disaster Preparedness

Best Time to Meditate

A regular meditation practice can provide a lot of benefits, including less anxiety and more self-awareness. Setting aside time to meditate is the first step in developing a practice that will help you manage stress and improve your overall well-being. But you may wonder when you should meditate for the best results. Should you meditate in the morning, before… Continue reading Best Time to Meditate

The power of acceptance

Should, could and would: these seemingly innocent words are pervasive in our thoughts and conversations. While it is natural to reflect on how a certain situation might be different in hindsight, getting stuck on these thoughts can negatively impact our mental health. Ruminating on how we think past events ought to have been — particularly… Continue reading The power of acceptance

The importance and benefits of giving back to your community

Volunteering your time to support a cause you are passionate about is something you will never regret. It will enrich your life, familiarize you with your community, and connect you to people and ideas that will positively impact your perspective for the rest of your life. Helping your community is an opportunity for you to… Continue reading The importance and benefits of giving back to your community

14 Things Every Successful Person Has In Common

I’m constantly interviewing successful people here at Forbes. Since 2007, I’ve spoken to over 1,200 CEOs, celebrities, authors, politicians and even an astronaut. When speaking to these individuals, I always notice common traits that they all have, which lend to their success. I’ve boiled all of these into the top 14 things that all of… Continue reading 14 Things Every Successful Person Has In Common