Shining Their Light: Loren Gill on Seeking Help and Becoming a Psychologist

Shining Their Light: Loren Gill on Seeking Help and Becoming a Psychologist

Loren Gill describes herself as a “low key” individual who “isn’t exactly adventurous but [who enjoys going] on adventures”. Having finished her Masters in Counseling Psychology, Loren has had several years of experience honing her skills in psychotherapy as she has worked with both adolescents and adults to help address their concerns. She is also the newest Psychologist to join the team at Healing Minds PH.

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Shining Their Light: Van Tan Invites Us into the World of Reiki Healing

Shining Their Light: Van Tan Invites Us into the World of Reiki Healing

Van Tan describes herself as an entrepreneur and advocate of Philippine indigenous materials. In 2003, Van started an export business catering to countries in Europe and the United States, designing fashion accessories and native handbags.  She has always had a passion for crafts and has recently ventured into jewelry and crystals, which took her deep into the world of pranic healing and reiki. Today, Van practices an assortment of energy healing modalities from Pranic to ThetaHealing, Reiki,  the Millenium Method, space clearing and dowsing. Since meeting Van in 2014, my personal healing journey has been filled with so much more life and color. I wanted Van to tell me more about the world of healing that she has found herself in, and being the warm and enthusiastic person that she is, she was more than happy to take me into this world as you will soon discover in our conversation.

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Shining Their Light: Rachel Kelly Davis and Her Relationship with Words through the Healing Journey

Shining Their Light: Rachel Kelly Davis and Her Relationship with Words through the Healing Journey

Rachel Kelly Davis describes herself as "a digital marketer, a mother, a friend, a frustrated musician, and a terrible photographer". But, at the core of it all, she says, "I am a writer". Rachel and I met at an art gallery when I stopped her in her tracks to tell me who she was and why I felt like I knew her. It turns out we had never been introduced, but there began an unlikely friendship that has grown by leaps and bounds ever since. The two things we had in common? Healing and words. 

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Shining Their Light: Marika "Maka" Melgar and Her Passion for Psychology

Shining Their Light: Marika "Maka" Melgar and Her Passion for Psychology

Maka Melgar was a literature major before she decided to go into the field of Psychology. "I [have always been] fascinated with storied lives", she said, "be it through books, film, art, or music." Having worked as a research analyst soon after university, she realized that business stories were not the kind that she wanted to understand. Her mom suggested that she enroll in a hypnosis workshop under the late Fr. Jaime Bulatao, S.J. in Ateneo as she tried to figure out her next steps. This is where her journey with Psychology began.  

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Shining Their Light: Jenn Rivera and Her Path to Kundalini Yoga

Jenn Rivera was a corporate executive with 10 years experience in publication, mainstream advertising and event coordination, when she one day decided to just call it all quits and go on a healing journey that would change her life. 

She described her life as being "consistently busy", but at some point, she says, "the busy-ness and stress [became part of a] standard lifestyle". A lifestyle she described as having gotten trickier to manage each time.  "I was committed [to work]", she said, but described herself as "a competitive and borderline workaholic". Jenn, like most of us who have been through corporate jobs, had dreams of moving up the ranks. Her highest intention as an employee was to grow the agency's DNA in order to "maintain  the quality and efficiency of work, create standards and motivate others." But in 2015, after 10 long years of having gone the traditional route of corporate work, she began to feel a disconnect.  She found herself in an unhealthy environment that started to take a toll on her body. Most of all, she no longer felt aligned with her personal values and standards, and that's where her journey into healing began. I asked Jenn to walk me through her journey and here is where our conversation took us:

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Shining Their Light: Christina "Goldie" Poblador on the art of scent

Each and everyone one of us is taken on a healing journey that encourages us to find the elements that would best resonate with our psyche. Goldie Poblador, is one such artist who has found healing in the work that she has chosen to create and share with all of us. Focusing on glass, Goldie mixes the art of scent and its properties to invigorate the senses of her audience. I decided to write to Goldie to ask her more about her work and the healing properties of scent when used in art. Here's where our conversation took us:

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Shining Their Light: Nick Daez on his healing journey

Nick Daez is a director for television shows and commercials. He owns a video production company called Seabiscuit Films which specializes in food, travel, and lifestyle bespoke films. Having known him for a little more than a decade, I have gotten glimpses into his journey as he grew mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. I wanted to discuss this journey with him little further,  here's where our conversation took us...

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Shining Their Light: Bam Santiago on being a life coach and his latest project - "LifeKite"

Bam Santiago describes himself as "someone who loves helping people in the area of personal growth, healing and restoration of relationships", and I believe him. When I met Bam - thanks to the Good Vibes Only Movement community on Facebook - we immediately hit it off. It turns out that we had both joined the OCCI coaching workshops long ago and had that as our common interest. I began following Bam's career and his live coaching videos on Facebook, where he really took the time to answer life's problems and thought to myself, "wow!" I just knew that it was time to sit him down and talk about his mission as a lightworker.

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Shining Their Light: Malou Del Castillo and The Career Road Map

Malou Del Castillo is the author of The Career Road Map  a workbook that was developed for anyone who might feel like they need help finding their way through their career. The 140-page book is packed with wisdom that even people comfortable in their jobs or careers might find interesting. I wanted Malou to talk about herself and her latest baby a little more, so I sat down with her to further discuss.

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Shining Their Light: Tina Lebron and the most talked about "healing house"

I first met Tina Lebron in 2009. I had come for healing to treat cysts in my ovaries (which cleared if you were wondering). She and a few other lightworkers were gathered in the house of the late Carmen delos Reyes, offering pranic and crystal healing. My mother, a firm believer in all things natural, insisted that I try alternative ways to heal instead of using "all these chemicals". Eight years later, I've continued to return to what everyone now calls The Healing House -  a space where many of us have gathered, exchanged stories, and experienced a kind of growth that only a healing house like this could ever truly bring to a community. Curious to learn more about the history of the house and what inspired Tita Tina to create such a meaningful space, I decided to write to her, and let this lightworker tell me more about how it all began.

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