Sunday, May 27, 2018

Filipino Author Launched Another Amazon Bestseller

Inspirational author Teresa Gumap-as Dumadag released the Kindle version of her book, From Career Woman to SAHM, WAHM then Businessmom: Lessons from My Transitions which landed Top 3 on the Amazon Bestsellers list under the Women and Business Category and Top 4 under the Home-based Businesses category.

Lifestyle Content Writer Anne V of Stretch Your Peso says, ”Times have changed, you don't need to leave your home to start a career. And your family doesn't need to take the back seat in order for you to earn a living. I highly recommend this eBook to other mothers, belonging to the group of SAHM turned WAHM, like myself. This is perfect for us who want to earn at home without sacrificing time with our family. You will find a lot of insight and valuable tips on how to accomplish what the author has. "

Teresa Gumap-as Dumadag believes that through the lessons and tips that she shared, mothers could be spared from costly mistakes, heartaches or wasted resources. This book can guide them and prevent them from going through trial and error because the lessons and tips she shared can serve as their compass.

The author writes in a language that is conversational and easy-to-understand. The result is a book that is relatable, the message being readily grasped by the reader,” said Ivan Jose, Blogger at Mr & Mrs. Jose.  "While the book is primarily written for mothers who are planning or are currently going through a career transition but do not have the courage to leave their jobs or do not know how to make a career change successfully, it is also a great read for anyone who is planning to make a career shift."

According to Maricar Baylon-Cerrero, “This book is an answered prayer. I have waited for this ever since Ms. Teresa shared the cover page of the book in one of her articles. At last, the wait is over. This book is worthy of our precious time because it is a reflection of the author's heart and soul and a source of enlightenment and encouragement. A must read indeed."

From Career Woman to SAHM, WAHM then Businessmom: Lessons from My Transitions can be downloaded for free by Amazon Prime members in the U.S. and can be purchased for $2.99 by regular customers.

For more information about the book, please email

About Teresa Gumap-as Dumadag

TERESA GUMAP-AS DUMADAG is a Filipino mom who shares inspiration and wisdom through her books, articles, blogs (Hands-On Parent while Earning and Mommy Bares All), trainings and workshops. From Career Woman to SAHM, WAHM then Businessmom (Lessons from My Transitions) is her fifth book. She is the President and Founder of Full Life Cube Publishing and Events Services (, through which she inspires and equips her clients to succeed in their businesses/careers while living out their priorities and life purpose. She does all these while homeschooling her three kids. Follow @TeresaGDumadag on Twitter and  @teresadumadag on Instagram.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Sitting is the new smoking

The simplest guideline for all of us would have to be, “Sit less and move more, ”  according to close to 2,000-member Philippine Heart Association (PHA) and  the  husband and wife tandem of  fitness gurus,  Jim and Toni Saret.

Yes, there’s a direct relationship between time spent sitting and your risk of early mortality of any cause. As your total sitting time increases, so does your risk of an early death.

Sitting  for around eight hours a day at the workplace increases the risk of contracting heart disease, cancer and diabetes by 40 percent. Actually, it can cause killer legs, too.

Majority of the world population is in the working age-group. This group are always on the computer.  Glued on their seats for eight hours, they lead sedentary lifestyles, while facing different kinds of stress which leads to unhealthy eating (stress eating) and lifestyle. Most of them are unable to engage in appropriate physical activities for their physical and mental well-being. And in worse cases, some do not have the means to cope with stress and maintain mental health.

Eating healthy, exercising regularly, maintaining a healthy weight, and avoiding vices like alcohol and cigarettes are ways of preventing major lifestyle diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancers as well as other risk factors such as raise blood pressure, raise blood sugar level and  obesity. However, awareness and practices of these healthy benefits are still low among the working population
The Philippine Heart Association (PHA), a non-stock, non-profit organization of 1,780 Filipino cardiologists is committed to foster exceptional cardiovascular education and primary care for everyone. Living up to its mission, the PHA aims to do its share on the awareness on preventive and management of heart diseases. The initiative encourages employees to improve their physical and mental well-being, and effectively address sedentary lifestyles by launching a campaign called “Sneakers Friday.”

“Sneakers Friday” capitalizes on promoting physical activity. It is meant to promote workplace health and wellness where personnel are encouraged to wear sneakers, casual top and pants every Friday as a “dress down day.”

The PHA’s “Sneakers Friday” campaign builds on the perspective that individuals have the ability to adopt healthy lifestyles when supported by a conducive workplace environment that promotes “healthy eating, healthy habits and physical and mental fitness.”

In order to obtain a healthy lifestyle, it is important to incorporate wellness in all aspects of one’s life, including the workplace. Corporate wellness generates many positive outcomes for their employees as well as the company itself. Even a simple activity such as walking (or brisk walking, with100 steps per minute) has so many powerful health benefits. When done correctly and regularly, it can be the key to losing weight, lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, and boosting your memory as well as reducing your risk for developing heart disease, diabetes, cancer and more. Walking could be done effortlessly without interrupting corporate work. One can also choose to take the stairs rather than ride the elevator or when one parks the car, choose the farthest end so you’d have more time to walk.

The “Sneakers Friday” initial campaign got off the ground spearheaded by medical professionals and cardiovascular experts themselves in November of 2017 with the Makati Medical Center as its launching site, followed by The Medical City where every last weekday was officially declared as “Sneakers Friday.”

Today, May 22, 2018, The “Sneakers Friday” campaign is officially launched. This ultimate goal of this campaign is to encourage the corporate sector to integrate more physical activity into their hectic pace and to make them aware that the corporate sector is the paragon of good health.

The benefits of incorporating a wellness program like “Sneakers Friday” in your workplace:
Aside from promoting a healthy lifestyle, it relieves employee stress, and it also promotes employee camaraderie. Setting time aside for employees to exercise can help reduce stress and overall sitting time. It also releases endorphins (happy hormones) and in the process creating happier and more energized employees. With a better mood and more energy comes more productivity!

Incorporating the Sneakers Friday campaign is great for promoting employee fitness and health. Partaking in physical fitness activities is proven to lower one’s chances of getting sick, which in return will ultimately lower health care costs for employees and the company. In addition, there’s an increase productivity as employees take fewer sick days too.

Employees get to know fellow employees outside of work. With a great group activity that allows co-workers to get to know each other better, employees will get the benefits of physical activity and the socialization that comes along with the group exercise.

With the “Sneakers Friday” campaign, coupled with healthy habits and lifestyle, the PHA looks forward to seeing happier and heart healthier Filipinos.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Feature: Diana Stalder cafe

Diana Stalder by Dermaline doesn't only promote skincare but also healthy diet. They have their cafe in the Gateway branch and SM Megamall branch. While waiting for your turn you may eat at affordable prices. According to Ms. Diana herself it is only around P200. Massage services should be availed before eating.

The ingredients they use in the cafe are from their farm in Laguna so the ingredients are guaranteed organic and fresh.

They also sell calamansi juice and guyabano juice.
About The Company

As skincare centers continuously proliferate in our local market, most may consequently find it difficult to discern one from the other, as almost everyone generally hype about similar beautiful skin advocacies, leaving consumers with no perceived differentiating values. Not wanting to short-change clients with basic expectations, Diana Stalder, goes way beyond the promise of delivering beautiful skin through aesthetic means, as it innovatively incorporates the science of dietary nourishment to guarantee better results.
Such concept of holistic skincare was borne from the dynamic vision of Diana Stalder’s President & CEO, Dina Stalder, who empathically values healthy diet supplementation in better addressing various skin issues. By combining both methods, more clients can now experience more positive results, since most skin concerns are not exclusively triggered by external factors, but adverse internal conditions of the body, as well.
Since the holistic system could not be effectively conducted within the limited confines of a typical skincare center, Ms Stalder then established the dS Cafe to comprehensively serve as a nutritional diet haven for Diana Stalder patrons.
With its establishment, the dS Cafe had now gained prominence as a healthy food and beverage hub, offering a variety of low-calorie, skin-friendly food, consisting mainly of organic greens, protein-rich dishes with fibrous brown rice, zesty healthy sandwiches, and fresh fruit juices. It is, in fact, the only skincare center in the country that offers a distinctive health refreshment lounge to give clients utmost comfort and skincare boost.
Diana Stalder’s Cafe also provides an opportunity to showcase Ms Stalder’s exclusive IP Weight Loss Program, which combines methods from the Ideal Protein products of Canada, with her personally developed diet regimen that utilizes precisely measured alternative food sources, customized to clients’ profiles and lifestyles, to effectively help them shed unwanted pounds in just a few days or weeks. Several industry professionals proudly attest to this program’s positive results, and is no wonder why she also earned the monicker, “Coach Dina”, from satisfied clients.
Furthermore, with Ms Stalder’s devotion to alternative healing methods, she is set to include an organic juice bar, in partnership with Cebu’s famed Healing Present & Wellness Center, which utilizes nature’s organic produce in preparing healthy juices that detoxify and cleanse the body. These so-called “Healing Juices” were proven to have cured numerous people suffering from various health disorders, including serious conditions like cancer and kidney disease, while also helping eliminate the need for maintenance medications. Simply said, Diana Stalder clients will not only look great but definitely, feel great as well.
With Diana Stalder’s holistic mission, one will not only savour better looking skin, but reap the add-on benefits of a healthier skin and body, consequently, living up to its promise of a better you.

Saint Teresa of Calcutta Awards opens call for nominations: A tribute to 31 years of Saintly Selflessness

The Saint Teresa of Calcutta Awards (STCA), formerly known as the Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Awards, opens call for nominations for its 31st year.

The award is open to any living individual, regardless of age, gender, race, and religion, who has dedicated himself fully and selflessly to humanitarian work among underprivileged Filipinos for at least 25 years. In addition, nominees will be likened to the degree in which they follow the example of Saint Teresa, both in integrity and in the simplicity of their lifestyle.

Established in 1983 by the A.Y. Foundation (AYF), Inc. and the Junior Chamber International (JCI) Manila, the STCA took inspiration from the life and works of Saint Teresa, a Nobel Peace Prize awardee who showed compassion for the poor and has inspired many to follow the same path.

The award-giving body aims to encourage the public to refocus on the importance of helping others by recognizing individuals who have dedicated a portion of their lives serving the “poorest of the poor” just like Saint Teresa. The winner will receive a cash grant of One Million Pesos (PHP1,000,000.00), at least half of which will be donated to the winner’s charitable institution of choice."

As we celebrate the organization’s 31st year, we’d like to inspire more people, especially the youth, to be more involved in their community through honoring the selfless individuals who have dedicated most of their lives by serving the poorest of the poor.” says Patrick Chua, 2018 Chairman of the Saint Teresa of Calcutta Award. Nomination forms may be downloaded from their Facebook Page ( Only completed nomination forms shall be accepted. The full list of rules and regulations can be found at the back of the nomination form.

Deadline for nomination forms is June 30, 2018

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Protecting your family and home from burglars

Prevention is better than cure. This phrase is also true for home security. It is better to take safety measures to protect our home and family before a burglary happens. Even the best home security is not 100% reliable, but at least it will deter would be burglars from targeting our home and family. Thieves do not want to waste time trying to break through layers of defences to enter our homes.

The multilayers of defences will help deter and discourage intruders and burglars from breaking into your home. Here are some simple tips to protect your home and defend your family against burglars.

·        Make sure all doors and windows are secured with good quality grills. When the windows are opened in the day for fresh air, the grill will prevent intruders from coming through. Always make sure that all doors and windows are locked especially at night.

·        Invest in good quality solid wood doors complete with decent locks to delay and prevent easy access for the intruders.

·        Install a motion sensor spy camera for home if your house do not have a home security alarm system. These self-installed spy camera systems are affordable and they are effective to detect and inform you if an intruder is trying to break through a window, the external door, or any of the areas you have protected, including your front porch areas and gate.

·        Do not hang any house keys or car keys that can be easily seen and hooked through an opening in the window.

·        If you love dogs, get a loud barking dog to sound the alarm and keep intruders away day and night.

·        Place weapons for self defense at strategic places where you can easily reach for in times of need. If you have little kids, make sure that these devices are place beyond their reach. No one wants to have a confrontation with a burglar inside your house. As far as possible we try our best to avoid it. Be prepared in case if one managed to break through the safety defences and gained access into your home. Make sure that you know how to use the weapons or devices and not waste time figuring out how to use them in times of emergency.

-        A taser to temporary stun the intruder from a safe distance to give you time to knock him out unconscious or flee to the next room to give you time to call for help. There are many types of tasers for sale online and these are non-lethal weapons.

-        Always make sure that your mobile is fully charged and placed within easy reach when you sleep.

-        A baseball bat can be used to protect yourself or can be used to knock an intruder unconscious.

-        An aerosol spray to temporary blind the intruder.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

WM Production 1st Anniversary Gig | Saving Grace

WM Productions, a non-profit organization whose been fundraising events such as, benefit gigs and hike for-a-cause to help out chosen beneficiary with financial needs and medical bills.
This month, WM Productions is coming back with a bang to celebrate their 1st Year Anniversary entitled “Saving Grace”, co-presented with Red Ninja Production together with the media partners, Support Local Indie Scene, Bandwagon, OPM Memes and Indie Manila. The event will take place at Flare Bar, Metrowalk, Ortigas on Tuesday, May 15,2018 and will feature 8 OPM indie bands in Manila.
Event Place: Flare Bar, Metrowalk, Ortigas
Date: May 15, 2018 (Tuesday)
Bands: 8 OPM indie bands in Manila
Ticket price: P350 (Please message us on Facebook for the tickets – WM ProductionsVisit Manila PhilippinesPia Bernaldo)
All proceeds from this event will go through the financial needs, medical bills and chemotherapy of our beneficiary, Grace who battles against breast cancer stage II at a young age of 26 years old.
The WM Productions Anniversary Gig will feature bands such as, Vicente Coleur, Coeli, With the Fellas, Over October and more bands to come as they post their final poster within the week.
“What a blessing how certain events turns out to be the most appreciative lesson for all of us. I hope this gig’s lesson for all of us is sharing happiness, being an inspiration and making an impact to other people’s lives.” says WM Productions Founder, An Layug.

WM Productions started on May 2017 when a group of individuals decided to do a hike-for-a-cause event for Amber, who was battling against leukemia. Realizing it was a good way to help a friend, on the same month, Benefit Gig for Amber happened.
WM has a deeper meaning which stands for “Walang Mahina” – a phrase that one of the organizer said when he sprained his ankle, a phrase that the group chanted while finishing the trail and it was also the same phrase that sparks up to continue what they started and soon, became an advocacy  to everyone, to never give up, be resilient and that someday they’ll finish the trail of pain and worries, and will reach the summit of healing and success.
WM Productions previous successful events in 2017 were “A Benefit Gig for Amber” and “Gig para kay Tita” both held at Skinny Mikes which attracted over 200-250 people who bought tickets and watched the gig. Beneficiaries for both events were now cancer-free patients. They also organized a “Hike-for-a-cause for the Hope Advance Kids” of Severina, ParaƱaque, held at Mt. Arayat.

“The main act for this gig is not just the music, but the influence on how we can change lives for the better” shares Dexter Bulatao, WM Productions Event lead
Tickets will be sold at 350 pesos with free drink. You may contact WM Productions for ticket inquiries to Dexter  0998 581 1346 / An 0917 438 7995.

 This event will not be possible without the following sponsors:
  • Wolfpack Exotics
  • IV Trifusion
  • Sportscut Barbershop
  • Birada Coffee
  • Standard Insurance
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Sunday, May 6, 2018

Buy wholesale fashion sunglasses for better profit

We all are shoppers and we know that when we buy in bulk, the cost will be lower than if we buy a single unit of the same product. That is why those doing business are buying their goods in bulk at a much lower cost and selling them at lower price that their competitors to get more profit. There are many factors contributing to a successful business, and one of the factors is buying wholesale for better profit.

If we are interested, there are many ways to earn some extra cash. Some people are holding 2 jobs such as working part time during the weekends, or working as cashiers or security guards in the evenings after their normal nine-to-five job. Others may use their register website to sell all kinds of products such as health products, beauty products, kitchenware and household products, and many others.

Many may not be confident about doing business on their own and some may not have enough money to come up with the capital to invest in the goods they want to sell. If that is the case, you can always team up with some good friends who have the same desire. Each one can contribute towards a central pool and use the money to buy a varieties of good to sell online.

First, choose the goods to sell e.g. summer apparel, beauty products, or even sunglasses. There is a wide selection of wholesale fashion products such as women’s clothing, cosmetics, fragrances, handbags, and also wholesale fashion sunglasses, reading glasses, or driving glasses. You can post pictures of these items on your website for your customers to view and to order. As the goods are being sold, the money generated can be used to buy more new goods to sell.

There are many types of sunglasses that you can buy from wholesalers online. Besides the sunglasses, you can also buy some vintage glasses frames wholesale to add to your collection. Not many websites are featuring vintage glasses frames and it is a good thing to offer these to those who are only interested in buying the frames.

Many have started off as a small scale business, just to earn some extra pocket money but have benefitted from these online business. Selling sunglasses is one such online business that has good business prospect. Choose a wholesaler that receives good reviews from their buyers.