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Building health
by BREATHING SPACE By Panjee Tapales Lopez - August 13, 2006 - 12:00am
I am in the process of building what I hope will be my forever home and am fortunate to have my sister and brother-in-law in town to give soul-spiritual input on the process. Sarri is a designer whose focus...
Building health
by BREATHING SPACE By Panjee Tapales Lopez - August 13, 2006 - 12:00am
I am in the process of building what I hope will be my forever home and am fortunate to have my sister and brother-in-law in town to give soul-spiritual input on the process. Sarri is a designer whose focus...
Objective compassion
by BREATHING SPACE By Panjee Tapales Lopez - August 6, 2006 - 12:00am
Objective compassion. This phrase was brought up several times during the Kolisko Conference last April. It was spoken of in the context of helping others to heal. Everyone I know seems to be in pain lately,...
Consecrated space
by BREATHING SPACE By Panjee Tapales Lopez - July 9, 2006 - 12:00am
I went to my usual Sunday market last week and was dismayed that Mass was being said in the parking lot, barely a stone’s throw away from the vendors who seemed unsure of how to proceed – sell, not sell,...
Anthro-what?
by BREATHING SPACE By Panjee Tapales Lopez - July 2, 2006 - 12:00am
When I gave birth to my firstborn almost nine years ago, my life changed, not just because I became a mother, but because everything I had wanted and expected went the other way. I wanted a natural, peaceful, anesthesia-free...
Inner bounty
by BREATHING SPACE By Panjee Tapales Lopez - June 25, 2006 - 12:00am
Yesterday was St. John’s Tide, or the Festival of St. John. We celebrate this in the Steiner schools with a story about John, some songs, and a meal of fruit, nuts and honey. In our church, The Christian Community,...
Free
by BREATHING SPACE By Panjee Tapales Lopez - June 11, 2006 - 12:00am
In the discharge of my responsibility as President of the Republic, I moved the observance of the anniversary of our independence to this day because a nation is born into freedom on the day when such a people, molded...
Free
by BREATHING SPACE By Panjee Tapales Lopez - June 11, 2006 - 12:00am
In the discharge of my responsibility as President of the Republic, I moved the observance of the anniversary of our independence to this day because a nation is born into freedom on the day when such a people, molded...
Burn
by BREATHING SPACE By Panjee Tapales Lopez - June 4, 2006 - 12:00am
I wasn’t going to write about it anymore because I thought the moment had passed, but, when I saw a photo of the great Dan Brown bonfire, I felt I had to. I read The Da Vinci Code before it became the huge...
Service
by BREATHING SPACE By Panjee Tapales Lopez - May 14, 2006 - 12:00am
I read a feature on a celebrity who proudly said he paid his children to do their chores. He also said this gave his children the chance to save money to buy the toys and things they wanted. I’m sure...
More space clearing
by BREATHING SPACE By Panjee Tapales Lopez - December 11, 2005 - 12:00am
Last week, I wrote about clearing the clutter out of our lives. I’m still amazed by the letters and stories people have shared since. A friend said her junk really made her sick and she didn’t sleep well...
The other Philippines
by BREATHING SPACE By Panjee Tapales Lopez - November 20, 2005 - 12:00am
No matter how I cringe at the sight of Christmas trees in early November, I can’t deny that the end of another year is upon us. It has been a trying time for all and the battle for truth rages on. So, it is...
Freedom
by BREATHING SPACE By Panjee Tapales Lopez - November 6, 2005 - 12:00am
I received a letter last week that carried many disturbing insights. In it, the writer said that I could worry about morality because I’m materially blessed; he needs to survive. The writer told the sad tale...
Inner wellness
by BREATHING SPACE By Panjee Tapales Lopez - October 16, 2005 - 12:00am
On a recent talk show, a guest said that the call for inner change as the basis for societal change is too abstract. That reaction, echoed by many, speaks of a very real dissonance between our inner and outer life....
Planting the seed
by BREATHING SPACE By Panjee Tapales Lopez - October 9, 2005 - 12:00am
A friend and I were talking about parenting, observing that we are so much more involved in our children’s school life than our parents were with ours. Today, we take our kids to school and pick them up daily....
Planting the seed
by BREATHING SPACE By Panjee Tapales Lopez - October 9, 2005 - 12:00am
A friend and I were talking about parenting, observing that we are so much more involved in our children’s school life than our parents were with ours. Today, we take our kids to school and pick them up daily....
A better place
by BREATHING SPACE By Panjee Tapales Lopez - October 2, 2005 - 12:00am
I saw The Constant Gardener last weekend. One scene was particularly poignant for me. On the way home from the hospital after losing her baby, the activist wife asked her diplomat husband to stop and give a family...
As simple as that
by BREATHING SPACE By Panjee Tapales Lopez - September 11, 2005 - 12:00am
An actress recently announced that she was finally leaving her notoriously unfaithful husband. Last week, her father-in-law told reporters he wished she would be more patient with his son because one day "Magsasawa...
Brotherhood
by BREATHING SPACE By Panjee Tapales Lopez - September 8, 2005 - 12:00am
I’m not an artist. I coaxed the title "Line and Wash" out of a bookshelf recently, thinking it was an ode to my household chore of choice. I pushed it back into its niche – not without a twinge...
A healing space
by BREATHING SPACE By Panjee Tapales Lopez - August 28, 2005 - 12:00am
It was a day of healing, truth telling, and hope. Last Sunday, Aug. 21, over a thousand people from all walks of life convened at the People Power Monument to celebrate the light of hope.
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