wellness | eats and drinks: gf df mexican tacos

I’m sharing the taco recipe and sources used for my Mexican taco night at home. This was first tried at my parents’ house, when my sister Chesca decided to have taco night. She knew of someone selling purely corn tacos, and from there looked up the recipe for sauces like the salsa verde. I tried to recreate it on my own (warning–it entails a lot of prep, best to get help!), but also changed it up a bit. There are no portions because I just estimated all ingredients on my own and tasted it as I prepped. Read through if you want to give it a shot.

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little things no. 1

There’s a lot about self-care going around, more rampant now especially during the pandemic. Things like meditating, yoga, pamper sessions, and eating well are just some of those that I’ve commonly seen—even I’ve shared a lot about these. But today I wanted to share other little things that I feel can contribute to self-care that aren’t usually discussed in articles. I call these little things because you don’t usually think they play a part of everyday stressors or add to the load of what you take in, but they do.

I’ve applied and have been practicing these for a while now, and I can say that they’ve really helped in reducing unnecessary stress and noise. Sometimes you just have to look into the little things of your everyday, prioritize and decide on what matters, and learn to let go of those that don’t add value. Sometimes you just need to organize the little things to change your perspective and disposition. These can make unexpected, major changes in your everyday that you’d never expect, because as far as you’re concerned, they were just little things.

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the wellness journey, so far

It has been a year and a half since I got diagnosed as an autoimmune patient. During this time, I’ve experienced a lot of ups and downs, physically and emotionally, as I expected to do so coming back to “normal life” after being sick. I am lucky to be surrounded by family and friends that have been the most supportive. I am lucky to have been supplied all the help–doctors, medication, books, guidance, you name it. Everything I need to get better, I got. And the fact that things seem to have gone back to normal for me is something I am forever grateful for. God has truly been the greatest guide and teacher, and it is through Him and what He has provided for me that I am where I am today.

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11th year’s a charm

We were celebrating 11 years together (12 if you include our first year high school totoy love affair). Anton and I were stressed that week. It was the second week of December 2019, which meant for me that there was much to be rushed before the company-wide holiday shutdown, and for Anton, a string of construction problems he had to deal with, which was normal in his line of work.

Like many years before, an anniversary to me was always an opportunity to pop the question. Who wouldn’t have that in mind, when you’ve been together for several years? The 2019 anniversary was no different. But just like the previous years, there were also no signs of it possibly happening.

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