Be A Helper

If you have always been the type of person who loves helping people, you might find that becoming a spiritual counselor is the best career choice. Essentially, you will help people on their spiritual growth path by giving advice on overcoming obstacles and finding their purpose in life.

Because the path is different for everyone, you will represent different concepts of spirituality. Being open minded and a good listener are just two of the attributes that can help you be successful.

What is Spiritual Counseling?

Spiritual beliefs are not only very important to many people, but these beliefs also determine how they choose to live their lives. Some researchers now agree that a person’s well-being is closely linked to their mental and emotional health. How the mind and soul perceives things can have a tremendous impact on the body. This might explain why a spiritual crisis can cause an upheaval that affects other areas of a person’s life.

Focusing on a person’s spiritual side is what you would do as a counselor to help them through the crisis. Seeking out this type of counseling might help them explore their belief systems or perhaps solidify those beliefs.

Educational Requirements

Before you can begin counseling someone in spiritual matters, you will need to complete rigorous schooling. Typically, you should obtain a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and possibly complete a doctorate program.

Formal education training in human services, health care or religion is useful. Many courses are offered online, but you should be cautious in selecting a program. It is important that the coursework and program itself will meet the requirements of your state to become certified and licensed.

In addition to the educational degrees, receiving a certification and license is also necessary. All counselors are subject to state laws. Therefore, you will be expected to operate within the methodologies within the scope of duty that those laws dictate.

Be the One to Fill a Void

The need for people to counsel others on spiritual matters is clear for those with the heart of wanting to help others improve their lives. Feelings of lost spirituality or confusing spiritual beliefs can lead to fractured decisions and unhappiness.

Being the one who helps people with spiritual and faith matters can be rewarding. Where mental health counselors are bound by limiting scientific systems, you might be able to reach emotional spaces that would otherwise not be uncovered.

Top Tips for Aging Skin

  1. Aging isn’t something that anybody really looks forward to. While you might get smarter with age, it’s the physical aspects of that higher number that gets most people worried. Whether you’re male or female, your skin is likely to suffer as you get older.

While there’s nothing wrong with looking your age, you obviously want to look like the best version of your age that you can, right? You don’t need to go under the knife and spend a small fortune on plastic surgery. What you need is to start getting serious about your skin care routine right now.

Use this guide to learn more about caring for your skin as you get older so you look your best for years to come.

Stop Washing So Much
It might sound crazy when somebody tells you that you’re washing your skin too much, but when it comes to your face, that could very well be the case. Some people over wash with the best of intentions, but it can do a lot more harm than good.

When you wash your face regularly, you strip the natural oils that your body makes to keep your skin supple, radiant and healthy looking. That doesn’t mean that you should wash your face at all.

If you have a normal skin type, meaning not too dry or oily, you should likely only be washing your face once per day and after you sweat during exercise. For most people, washing before bed is the best bet.

If you feel you need to give your face a wash in the morning, try doing it with plain water instead. You’ll still have that fresh feeling, but you won’t strip the oils you need from your skin.

Moisturizer is Your Best Friend

A lot of people who are getting older look to a skin care routine that involves lots of complicated creams and expensive products. For many people, simply following a routine of using moisturizer can help a great deal.

Using moisturizer or a neck skin tightening creme is something you should do in the morning and again in the evening before bed. During the day, a moisturizer with SPF protection can help reduce your risk of sun damage.

In the evening, add specific types of moisturizer like neck skin tightening cream to target trouble areas. Simply doing these basic things can take years off the apparent age of your skin.

Milo and FC Barcelona kick off a 4 year partnership program

Milo and FC Barcelona kick off a 4 year partnership program that will help build the dream of future champion. The purpose driven partnership happen last Aug. 16, 2017 at the F1 Hotel where in media, VIP and guest were present to witness the momentous event.

The purpose of the partnership is to enhance the quality of life of children through a more healthy and active lifestyle.

Thus, FC Barcelona and Milo Philippines join together to build the dreams of kids by providing them access to world class coaching and venues, and inspiring them to be physically active and healthy through sports. The global partnership was first announced in Nov. 2016 and MILO has since become the official cocoa malt beverage of FC Barcelona. Both parties will continue to grow and support its grassroots sports program while leveraging on the culture and values unique to the club

For this year, Milo Philippines will be sending a team of 10 kids to participate in an international training camp to be held in Camp Nou, FC Barcelona’s home stadium. More than the skill, the players will also be chosen according to MILO and FC Barcelona values they exemplify. The selection criteria put importance the right mix of values and skills exhibited by these young athletes through the sports.

During the local selection camp happening on sept 2 to 3 at the Mckinley Hill Stadium in Taguig City, a pool of invited participants from different football communities in and around Metro Manila will undergo an extensive training to be included in the official short list. Two deserving members of the team will be granted an all-expense paid trip in recognition of the skills and values they espouse.

An expert of pane compose of executives and officials from MILO Philippines, the Philippines Football Federation, IGNITE Sports Group and the visiting FC Barcelona Spanish coaches will deliberate on the most deserving young footballers in the invitational camp. The selected group will be representing the country during the MILO-FCB camp in Barcelona happening this October. The four day program in Camp Nou is highlighted by the Escola Football clinic, Camp Nou classroom sessions and museum visit, city tour and interactions with the FC Barcelona coaches and teams from participating MILO countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and Colombia, among others

Over the next four years, there will be key initiatives from the brand and football club to energize kids both locally and globally. Tournaments, special training and merchandising efforts are among the many plans store for the different MILO market worldwide.


In just a day, a number of different things can happen, whether it’s things like the weather and traffic, or to things we’re able to control like one’s plans and one’s appearance. There’s one thing though we Filipinas wish could have full control of –- and that’s soft and fragrant hair, all day, everyday.


New Hana Soft & Smooth Shampoo delivers just that even after a long and eventful day. With natural moisturizers and fresh new fragrances, Hana is able to keep one’s hair looking and smelling like it’s freshly washed all day – parang bagong shampoo – which is an ideal every Filipina wishes for as they go through their day. With such effortlessly manageable and fragrant hair, even in the midst of a busy day, you can still look and feel your best no matter the situation.


Figuratively a new day has come as well for Hana Shampoo, with its relaunched line of Soft and Smooth variants available in three wonderful fragrances — Pink Roses and Berries, Spring Flowers and Apples, and Garden Blooms and Lychees. Hana combines the alluring fragrance of flowers and the freshness of fruits in each of those variants, guaranteed to provide long-lasting fragrance on hair all day. Moreover, each bottle now comes with artistically rendered designs meant to visualize the wonderful nature-inspired fragrance notes one can enjoy upon each use of Hana shampoo.


The new Hana Shampoo TV commercial features the always beautiful Marian Rivera, who has bloomed even more as a wife and mother. In the commercial, she turns heads as she walks the streets from daytime to evening. Just like all other Filipinas, everyday she is exposed to the sun, heat and pollution but with her soft, fragrant and lovely hair, passers-by can’t help themselves but be drawn to her effortless beauty and hair that’s parang bagong shampoo always.

Ian Veneracion takes on new role an Ace For Conzace

The multi-talented actor recently signed up as the brand ambassador of Conzace

United Laboratories, Inc. (UNILAB) officially welcomes multifaceted celebrity Ian Veneracion as the newest addition to their roster of brand ambassadors. Veneracion, who currently stars as the male lead in ABS-CBN’s primetime show ‘A Love to Last,’ has been chosen to advocate for Conzace, the number one prescribed brand for multivitamin plus minerals by general practitioners and dermatologists in the country.

 “It is an honor and privilege to be part of the UNILAB family for its multivitamin brand, Conzace,” proclaims Veneracion while adding, “I am grateful for this opportunity, and I strongly believe that the product can be beneficial to millions of Filipinos as it has been beneficial to me.” 

According to Conzace assistant product manager Mike Jimenez, the addition of Veneracion is a perfect match for the brand. “Ian is the epitome of superior immunity and good looks,” he says.

 Jimenez elaborates on the actor and the product’s connection. “Conzace’s clinically-proven ZACE formulation, an acronym for Zinc, Vitamins A, C, and E, makes it the number one multivitamin and minerals product prescribed by General Practitioners and Dermatologists. The same can be said about our brand ambassador, Ian, whose credibility allows him to ace his craft with one successful teleserye and movie after another.”


 People born in the late ‘70s would remember Veneracion as the cute and charming Jeffrey Laperal, the son of Joey de Leon in the 1982 sitcom ‘Joey and Son.’ From then on, he went to appear in more television projects while simultaneously making films that range from comedy to drama to action. Among his most recent work is the internationally acclaimed psychological thriller, ‘Bliss,’ and a Filipino independent supernatural horror film, ‘Ilawod.’

Now at 42, Veneracion has again endeared himself to today’s generation as Engineer Antonio “Anton” Noble IV, the dashing, separated with three kids guy who falls in love with another broken soul. And of course before, as Eduardo Buenavista in the 2015 remake of ‘Pangako Sa Yo,’ the role that regained Veneracion’s fame and his career to leading man stature.

 And then there’s that totally different side of Veneracion that is separate from showbusiness. Apart from being an actor, he is also a painter, an athlete, a pilot, a chef, and a family man—the last being his favorite role to play.

But to be all that, Veneracion needs a multivitamin and minerals that will help him cope, not just with his busy schedule, but with the different roles that he has to play in life. “I need strong immunity as well as healthy skin and hair, I cannot afford to get sick, and look stressed—I am glad I have Conzace to give me all that and more.”


 Compared to other multivitamins, Conzace has the highest levels of ZACE combined. All these elements play different roles in one’s well-being. “This unique formulation in Conzace creates a synergistic effect that is clinically proven to help boost immunity, promote healthy skin and hair, and assist in wound healing as it speeds up skin regeneration,” says Jimenez.

Veneracion, speaking from experience, explains it better: “It’s the little things that we don’t normally notice, like for example, stronger resistance against colds and flu, better and clearer skin, shinier and healthier hair. It will do amazing things; you can do more and be more for yourself, for your family, for your work without being disrupted.

“I believe that if you are healthy inside, it just comes out. It reflects physically—in your hair and in your skin. And in the line of job that I am in, it is quite important that I don’t just don’t look good but really be healthy,” Veneracion concludes.

Hello Kitty Run 2017

Hi there, Hello Kitty fans! Are you ready to spread love and have fun with Hello Kitty? After visiting Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia, Hello Kitty is coming to the Philippines through the first ever Hello Kitty Run Manila 2017 happening on October 21, 2017! Let’s have fun with family and friends with the fun run’s theme, “Link Love Together!”

Our beloved Hello Kitty will inspire love and share happiness with everyone in the 5km fun run at the SM By the Bay, SM MOA Complex. To show her excitement to meet all participants, she prepared an exclusive edition Hello Kitty Run Manila 2017 race kit consisting of themed race tee and race bib, with lots of special gifts from sponsors, all in a very cute exclusive Hello Kitty Run Manila 2017 drawstring bag! Everyone who will cross the finish line will also receive a very cute special edition Hello Kitty Run finisher’s medal for their effort!

Hello Kitty herself will meet-and-greet friends and fans at a special stage program during the event! There will also be lots of activities and booths where you can get exclusive and limited edition souvenirs and merchandise.

Early bird tickets has been selling from July 1 until August 15; Standard tickets from August 16 to September 15; and Last minute tickets from September 16 to October 15. Register now at !

Hello Kitty Run Manila 2017 is organized by Tokyo Gets Ltd and Ten:22 Business Solutions in partnership with CHERIFER Syrup, along with its official venue partner, SM By the Bay, official media partners; ETC and 2nd Avenue, Manila Bulletin, Philippine Star, Business Mirror and Otaku Asia, major partners Pocari Sweat and Crystal Clear, Toy Kingdom, Skin White, Rizal Park Hotel, Golden Phoenix Hotel, Pascual Creamy Delight, Skechers, Devant, and marketing partners Salonpas, Acer, Banana Peel, Fujifilm Instax, Softex and Healthy Innovations. This event is supported by JLOP (Japan’s Ministry of Economy and Industry, Contents Division).

New Neighborhood Means New Doctors

New Neighborhood Means New Doctors

Moving t a new home can be fun and exciting, and most things you need will be easy to find. Searching for the best grocery store, gas station, or local diner can be challenging, but it isn’t all that stressful. It is when you find yourself with a sick child that it hits you. You’re in a strange new land with no familiar doctors to turn to. Don’t wait until you need them. Begin your search now. Continue reading »

Top Tips On Preserving Your Mental Health

It is hardly a secret that modern times bring unprecedented stresses that not everyone is quite equipped to deal with. However, there are some easy ways to help prevent mental breakdown and ensure that your mental health is as strong as it can be. According to many studies devoted to psychiatric research, here are the top ways to make this happen.

1. Know the value in yourself. Try to avoid dangerous acts of self-criticism and take the time to enjoy the hobbies which bring you happiness. Many people find relaxation in the pursuit of broadening their horizons. Libraries are a great way to learn about new things with no monetary investment whatsoever.

2. Treat your body as the temple which it is. Eat healthy foods, try to avoid tobacco consumption and excess alcohol consumption. Remember, water is the fluid of life, so drink plenty of it. Even low-impact moderate exercise has been shown to have many health benefits, one of the foremost being supporting good mental health.

3. Practice coping skills daily to help deal with stress. No matter how much we do not want it to be true, stress is a normal part of life. Learn how to cultivate the positives in stress and bend it to empower you instead of letting it beat you down.

4. Set aside some time on a daily basis where the mind can be cleared. Whether this consists of meditating or just quietly sitting on the porch and watching the clouds go by, this quiet time enables the mind, and thus, the body, to reset itself and re-energize.

5. Set small realistic goals for yourself. Make sure that the goals are challenging so that you can grow from them but not overwhelming so that you feel drowned by daily activities which must be done.

By following these simple tips, you can revel in life’s small victories and lessen the burden of daily stress which are just the by-products of modern life. Remember to always smile and try to find the humor in any situation, no matter how tough it may seem.

Donita Rose Visits Philippine Heart Center for Cardiac Rehabilitation Week

Jolly Heart Mate Ambassador Visits Philippine Heart Center for Cardiac Rehabilitation Week

The Philippine Heart Center (PHC), cardiac rehabilitation section, recently celebrated the National Cardiac Rehabilitation week, June 19 – 27, to educate its patients and staff to improve their hearts’ health and well-being. PHC is the pioneer in the field of Cardiac Rehabilitation in the country and it also champions in the prevention of cardiac diseases and quick recovery of heart disease patients.


The week-long activities, in partnership with Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil, included lifestyle and healthy tips from various dieticians and nutritionists. Jolly Heart Mate resident chef DJ Santos from CCA-Manila also conducted a cooking demo to teach recipes that are heart-friendly and healthy.


Jolly Heart Mate Ambassador Chef Donita Rose made a surprise appearance during the celebration where she happily took selfies with the patients and doctors in the hospital. She also gave a talk that emphasized on the value of giving attention to healthy eating.


“We must always be conscious that the ingredients we use should be good for the heart, like Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil which contains the lowest amount of bad fats (saturated fats) but packs in the good kind like omega 3 and 6,” Chef Donita shared.


?Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil also offered free nutrition counselling and body mass index check during the celebration for PHC’s out patients. “We are very honored to take part in this noble cause of the Philippine Heart Center, section of cardiac rehabilitation, in educating Filipinos on how to take care of their hearts. We believe that little lifestyle upgrades, like choosing healthy cooking ingredients, especially in their cooking oil, will make a big difference in improving one’s health,” concluded Fly Ace Corporation Group Category Manager for Oils Zen Prudentino.

Moonstar88 and Jensen and the Flips make new music at Coke Studio

Different generations often find icons to represent themselves, and Coke Studio has brought the voices from two different generations together. The blending of genres and sounds from the past and present shows music’s constant evolution as well as the possibility of even newer and fresher sounds. 

In the early 2000s, Moonstar88 skyrocketed to fame with the release of their single Torete which became an iconic song that dictated the distinct sound of their era.

Jensen and the Flips is one of the hottest artists today, rising to the OPM scene with a funky and sexy sound of their own.


This collaboration, being the only pairing of two bands in Coke Studio, was initially met with some apprehension. “I don’t know if we can even fit all their instruments into the studio!” said Coke Studio host Raymund Marasigan jokingly when asked about the interesting match-up. Even Jensen and the Flips front man, Jensen Gomez, admitted that he was skeptic and nervous about being paired with the veteran band. “Totoo ba? Could this be really happening? Of course, we were so pressured! But then we also knew that we had to put on our game face, and not think about that pressure,” he shared.


The collaboration disproved their apprehensions and surprised the two bands and spectators with an easy and smooth blend. “There was no polarizing at all. Everyone really came up with a good song,” said Herbert Hernandez, lead guitarist of Moonstar88. “Genres can really blend well.”


When asked about their collaboration, Moonstar88 vocalist, Mayshelle Baay likened it to that of a constellation – “There are many stars all shining on their own, but still in the same formation in the sky,” she added. The analogy was only fitting for these artists who have proven themselves stars of the OPM scene. 


Watch these icons of the past and the present come together to bring the music of the future at Coke Studio. Catch it on August 12, Saturday at 7 p.m. on TV5 or on