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Travel not just for leisure but for
the greater purpose of discovery,
change and development.
#CAPIZ, you captured my heart! <3
SERANADE locally known in the Philippine culture as HARANA. A traditional way for a man to pursue his love interest by visiting her house and singing a song at night. If the lady is interested, she will open the window and bring out a lamp as she listen to the rest of the songs.
Hilom : Experience Wellness and Farm Tourism at Terra Verde Heritage Farm in Iloilo Province
Terra Verde Heritage Farm is a working farm where guests can observe and choose to experience farm life. And for those who loves serenity and a refreshing sense of calmness, I highly recommend their lakeside where you can practice gentle yoga and meditation.
We all need and desire for #HEALING in one way or another at some point in our lives.
Yes, just like our dreams and love, healing takes time but most importantly it needs our commitment and internal motivation.
Healing needs "inner work" and not just wishful thinking.
Take a moment to be still, to be silent.
By taking a time-out for a self-discovery journey, you deepen your #selfAwareness and understanding.
Be healed from what or who consciously and/or unconsciously hurted you.
Heal from the things you do not talk about.
Forgive yourself. Forgive others who may have wronged you.
Sow and nurture #compassion in your heart.
Be the light and in time, you will feel lite.
Be intentional in your personal healing...
embrace the process and just breatheeeeee...
One day you will just realized that
you are truly HEALED.
Join me in my upcoming Sole Searching Soul activities
#SSSoulfulRetreat x #SoulfulTrip with GETS Travel this 2022. PM me for details.
Your "ALLY" in mental health & wellbeing,
#Tourism4SDGs #SDG3 #GoodHealthAndWellBeing
Drone footage of my lakeside #GentleYoga meditation courtesy of DJI Philippines Brand Ambassador Joshua Chua during the Philippine Tourism Influencers Program #PTIPPanay tour at Tierra Verde Heritage Farm by Tourism Promotions Board Philippines.
Breatheeeeeee... inhale.... exhale...
Stand strong and tall like a tree. Enjoy the fresh air and relaxing scenery when you visit Bulusan Lake in Sorsogon. It's rejuvenating!
#ExcitingRESTart and recreation at #BulusanLake with Tourism Promotions Board Philippines and DOT-V Exciting Bicol #ExcitingBicol tour package sellers.
We capped the official activities of the 9th Regional Trade Fair organized by #TPBgovPH in partnership with #DOTBicol and Sorsogon Provincial Tourism Office with a Day Tour around key tourist sites around #Sorsogon.
#BulusanLake is highly recommend not only for nature trip & sight-seeing but also for #wellnessjourney especially for those who love to practice #Pranayama and #GentleYoga.
#WiTCircle by #WomenInTourismXYZ aims to raise awareness about #Tourism4SDGs and accelerate the local actions & adaptations of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)
1. INCLUSIVE RECOVERY GUIDE for Women
2. Gender Mainstreaming in Businesses
Sign-up on www.womenintourism.xyz to receive invitation to our upcoming #WItCircleMeetUp and activities.
CONNECT with us!
Watch the Recording of the webinar hosted by Tourism Promotions Board Philippines on their FB Page or check DOT-V Exciting Bicol for my #TAAPtalk on "WiTty Ka Ba?! Gender and Development: Challenges and Opportunities for Women in Tourism"
Doreen Foo of GETS Travel is one of the #WiTCircle member from #ExcitingBicol.
Contact her for personalized tour packages and travel services. #GoEnjoyTravelShare
Women in Tourism XYZ
#RTF2022 #RTFSorsogon #ExcitingRestart #ItsMoreFuninthePhilippines
#PHashion accessories handmade in #Sorsogon #Bicol :
#Avictus PILI shell dangling earrings and multi-purpose belt used as Headband
CARE-free at 33!
I'm grateful for all the experiences I've been through and people I met along the way. It helped me become better at knowing myself... setting healthy boundaries and respecting it too.
At this age, I am learning about BALANCE and BOUNDARIES.
To know when to care and when to be carefree because that's the only way for me to grow maturely and RESPONSIBLY...
To understand that not everything is within my control and not everyone will care as much as I do.
I just need to focus and center my energy and resources to what and who truly matters.
So here's to me learning to flow and be carefree!!!
Help us Find Filipino Seed Savers and Share their #Seeds4Sustainability Stories
Do you know of seed savers in your community?
As part of the team of Bicolano communicators, called Bicol Umalohokan, I am using my platform and network to look for farmers who save seeds. It may be the seed of a rice variety, a vegetable, a staple crop (besides rice), a native tree, or even a mangrove species, and whatnot.
Bicol Umalohokan will feature the seed savers in their campaign, as one of the teams of Umalohokan Fellows with Oscar M. Lopez Center, an organization in the Philippines that has been organizing climate action campaigns through the Balangay Media Project.
Like the town criers (news bearers) of the past, the Umalohokan Fellows put front and center climate actions and solutions. In the 2021 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, it's clear that human activities involving global gas emissions "unequivocally" caused this unprecedented warming of the planet. So are its impacts— from more severe typhoons and droughts, making life harder for the most vulnerable (farmers included) to climate change.
Team Bicol Umalohokan's campaign is about the practice of saving seeds in the Philippines, as a scalable climate solution.
Global food production contributes a quarter of the world's greenhouse gas emissions, with crop production for direct human consumption accounts for 21 percent of food emissions, according to Our World In Data summary report which is based on the 2018 study by Joseph Poore and Thomas Nemecek published in Science.
This means tackling climate change beyond clean energy solutions is just as important. As the recent IPCC report reiterates, every degree of warming avoided saves lives.
Help our group find the seed savers in the Philippines by sending a message via our official Facebook page, Bicol Umalohokan (www.facebook.com/bicolumaholokan).
#Seeds4Sustainability featuring stories of different Filipino seed savers will be curated and published on www.bicolumaholokan.com, a dedicated platform for local SDG news and updates.
ABOUT US : The Bicol Umaholokan team is composed of Solutions Journalism practitioner Mavic Conde, sustainable tourism consultant Rome Candaza, and Sustainable Development Goals #SDG2030 accelerator Apple Allison.
When the The World Tourism Day 2021 theme was released, I was really pumped up! It is something about 2 areas I truly care about ---- tourism for inclusive growth.
It reflects the #YCCShareResponsibly's core value and mission--- to accelerate inclusive growth through empowering education and digital transformation for the local youth to be highly involved in the tourism industry.
That's why this year, as we celebrate the #WTD2021 and observe the Philippine National Tourism Week, we are conducting a series of #YCCShareResponsibly virtual gathering and learning sessions in partnership with different LGUs and DOT regional offices.
WE ARE OPEN FOR COLLABORATORS!
Do you want to organize and host a #YCCShareResponsibly activity in your area? PM me and let's discuss how your community can benefit from this sustainable partnership to achieve your goals.
#YCCShareResponsibly is now on our third year of sparking inspired social action. Hooraayyyyyyyy!!!
We look forward partnering with you.
Your ALLY for #tourism4SDGs,
Loving-Kindness Talk Therapy and Breathwork Meditation on World Suicide Prevention Day 2021
DID YOU KNOW one in every 100 deaths worldwide
is the result of suicide?!
It can affect every one of us. According to the website of International Association of Suicide Prevention, we can reduce instances of suicide around the world by raising awareness. We can reduce the stigma around suicide and encourage well-informed action in our community and among our circle of friends.
A decade ago, we lost my friend's sister due to suicide. The family didn't really talked about it and we respected the silence.
During my college years, one of my closest friends also confided on me that she had thoughts of self-harm. "Gusto ko ng mamatay!" she said when she dropped by my office while I was working. I stopped everything I was doing and we continued our conversation in the university chapel where I listened to her emotional distress and reassured her that she's not alone.
As a peer counselor, I was fortunate to have training in counselling and crisis debriefing. It helped me personally as well as it comes very useful to tough situations like those.
Over the years, I also learned different therapeutic ways to cope with mental health and vulnerability issues most especially during my #SoleSearchingSoulinCyberjaya journey. Living in Malaysia was instrumental in my growth and experience as a peer counsellor as well as a human being with capacity to provide psychological first aid.
Recently, my former college guidance counsellor and I exchanged a few messages. She told me there's a significant surge in number of mental health cases brought by this pandemic not only in the university but even for those outside the community. That gave me an idea that maybe there's something I can do about it and contribute in my little way. That is why I am blogging about #WSPD2021 and also hosting this #SSSoulful activity with Pescadores Seaview Suites in Moalboal, Cebu.
World Suicide Prevention Day is an opportunity to raise awareness of suicide and to promote action through proven means that will reduce the number of suicides and suicide attempts globally.
If you're feeling low and tired, maybe it's time for a heart-warming recharge!!!
Travel to #Moalboal this and STAY at Pescadores Seaview Suites to participate in this #SSSoulfulRetreat.
PM @PescadoresCebu for special room rates this weekend! www.pescadorescebu.com
This #SoleSearchingSoul LOVING-KINDNESS Talk Therapy and #Breathwork Meditation session is part of our support to #WorldSuicidePreventionDay2021 #WSPD2021 #Tourism4SDGs #SDG3 GOOD HEALTH AND WELLBEING.
Sending you some love and healing,
Sole Searching Soul by Apple Allison
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