The Courageous over The Doubter.

What must we follow, the orders of our mind or the calling of our heart? Intellectuals would prefer to follow what their brain is telling them, while compassionate individuals tend to follow the plea of their hearts. But what should we consider the heart that pleads or the brain that controls? Technically, the two are, inseparable, they co-exist with each other. The heart providing blood to the brain and the brain regulating the function of the heart in return. In scientific sense, the brain is the central controlling unit and the heart is just a muscle that supplies and regulates the flow of blood in our system. Without the brain, we die. Without the heart we perish! So who do we consider? Is it Mr. Brain or Mr. Heart?

People; tend to reason out that we should follow the mind, for God put it above the heart. But have we considered the fact that the heart was put in its place to be protected? Yes, I also believed in that before, we should follow the mind because it’s above, it’s the master, it controls! But a simple song, struck me so badly, that I reconsidered what I believed in. The song says, “Sometimes you wanna run away, Aint got no patience for the pain, and if you don’t believe you look into your heart the beat goes on.”

A simple question came running through my mind, who among the brain and the heart easily gives up? -the brain. It is our brain, telling us to give up when we are in the midst of obstacles. It is the brain that questions “are we going to overcome this seemingly insurmountable problem?” It is the brain that doubts, it doubts what are we capable of. It is the brain that easily gives up! And what does our heart do? It still pumps blood. It still beats reminding us, that, “hey! We are still functioning, the other parts of your body, so, you’re still alive! C’mon why don’t you try overcoming your obstacles when you still can?” And that is the time when your brain reconsiders everything, “the heart tells me I’m still alive, I still can!” But most often than not, people give into what the doubting brain tells them.

I think we should start reconsidering, what must we follow, is it the doubting brain or the courageous heart? I’m not saying to follow your heart all the time, or your brain all the time also, but we should weigh and reconsider.

It is one of the many mysteries we can’t even decipher, we don’t know why God put our brains above our hearts and why God positioned our hearts in its rightful place. It is a mystery whether to follow the controlling and the doubting brain or the will of a courageous heart. It is for you to reconsider…


We Call It Healthseeking Behavior.

The sad truth is this, people of my kind usually waits till the severity of a certain disease inflict them so hard that they seek medical attention.

Yes. It is the saddest truth here in the Philippines, its a sad truth here in our province how much more in those far flung hard to reach areas?!

I just got home from work, and we were just done with dinner when a neighbor came by our house and asked me to check the blood pressure of his mother.

As a nurse, a medical professional, and a health advocate it would not be appropriate to refuse a task you ought to do. So I gave him a nod and followed him to their house.

His mother apparently, experienced dizziness about 4:00 this afternoon. Her Blood pressure was checked about 5:00pm and was 150/90mmHg. They self-prescribed her with Catapress 75mg and an hour later Neobloc 50mg.

I was dismayed with the turn of events. Its a common practice here, if Im taking this medication and it feels fine then I can freely suggest it to another, especially a family member. No! everything is wrong.

In my head things were running like, why have you not gone to a hospital instead and see a physician. why self-medicate? Why wait till its 7:00 to have me checked on her when our neighborhood is not distant from a hospital. With a BP like that?

But as always, we are grace under pressure so I greeted her and asked her how she’s feeling. She was lying on the bed and said that she feels a little bit better than before. Okay, so her self prescribed medications helped her somehow. And when I checked her BP, 130/80mmhg. So no harm done. The medications were right. They managed to lower her rising BP after all.

So whats my point anyway?

Its that healthseeking behavior. Its so hard to find it here! Only a few bears this behavior.

Why do most of my kind seem to be afraid of seeing a physician? Why do we wait till a disease cripple us up until we seek medical attention?

Health is a basic right. we should all be well. But we must make efforts to be well. We should seek health and wellness all the time, not until it’s too late for us to try!

Who am I and Why am I really Here?

I’m Rey Aves Alido and I think I’ve got the shortest name ever. I often find myself insecure to those with long names that usually consists a first name and a second name. So much for that! I’m a registered nurse here in the Philippines but I work on a pharmacy, as a pharmacy assistant. I’m one of the many nurses here that are not working as nurses, but nonetheless I still am a considerable part of the health care team.
So as a healthcare professional I should then write about health and wellness, how to promote it, how to combat diseases, our life as professional health workers, etc. But I fall short on doing so. My previous blog posts never talks about health. haha! I must be very confused. Maybe I will be writing topics that will really matter to me. So for the moment, I’m still unsure if it will really be confined on a singular topic alone.
Why am I blogging publicly and why I’m here really, is for me to enhance my ability, if I really have one. I’m still doubtful on that! (Hahahah! )And I needed something to vent out my feelings of extremes and writing is very good deal for it.
If my blog will be successful next year and the years to come I hope to accomplish a sense of fulfillment!I hope to read one of my blog on a magazine or a newspaper or that kind of sort. Well anyway I’m very much hoping to enjoy all the way through.

The Break-Up And the Moving on.


Okay. So I had a few drinks with an old acquaintance that marched all the way to my house just so that he and I could have that shots he longs to have.

This is what I hate about old companions who you meet once again, they ask you questions about your history, about your shared time and your shared memories.

Then he asked me about You. Then I remembered you and how I’m intoxicated hearing myself from you.

Then I went home with still that memory of you that lingers on my mind for quite some time. Then a cascade of events happens. I checked your profile on Facebook, and of course by now I have known that you’ve deleted me from your list of friends and somehow managed to blocked me too.

But yeah, we still have friends in common so I still got that the chance of browsing your shared posts with them.

The first question is, WHY am I even bothering to check your timeline? Was the inquiry about how we ended this way earlier so annoying that it left me questioning myself, “How are you anyway?”

Back then you must have cursed me because I could feel this feeling of remorse and all the bad things I could imagine just thinking how I ended up a relationship so strong and a feeling so hard to reciprocate.

I’m in pieces seeing you so happy right now. I’m shattered seeing him, when it could have been me instead! I feel so insecure because I look more a lot like him and I feel sorry for not giving you the best that I could back then.

I’m depressed.

No I’m more than that!

When will I be released from your seemingly inescapable grip that always lead me to this!

I always thought that I really moved on but all I feel is regret. Regret that I let go of once a love so real.

Crap. Alcohol must have been on my system for some time now! So then I must sleep.

Searching for That One Great Book

I never considered myself a bookworm. I haven’t read many books. But I considered reading as a form of life. A satisfaction.

I’ve read Charlotte’s web early on childhood, and The Harry Potter series never fail to fascinate me. I find Chronicles of Narnia series amazing. And Mitch Albom’s For One More Day left me crying a river. That was to mention a few.

This past few years after reading The witch Of Portobello, I haven’t set my hands on another book. It was like a year ago. Then suddenly I felt like I wasn’t living anymore. I could have died because of a monotonous life. I never really loved travelling. I’m not a fan of escapades, trekking, hiking and the likes. But it hit me! like a scorching fire on my face! I’m no longer living! I need to have a life.

So the time has come for me to buy new books. To explore and exploit a figment of imagination of a certain person. I need to explore new horizons through reading. And I’m gonna do that by leaving home in search for that one great book.

Yes the time has come to live again! 🙂

My View On Equality

Often do we hear the words, “Life is unfair.” People always mock the life they have when situation gets worst, when the turn of events isn’t the way we want it to be, when things go wrong, when obstacles seem insurmountable, and when we desire things which we know we could not have. But we seem to forget that GOD created the whole universe in utmost fairness and equality. Little do we realize that GOD created things for the better, not for the worst, that GOD is a fair GOD, that He created everyone equally!
Is it fair that other people are spending more just for their self-gratification, while others are scampering hard just to have a single meal for a day? Is it fair that some selfish government officials get the life they have ever imagined while most of their dominions are suffering? Is it fair that some are better in Mathematics while others are totally a wrath for Math? Is it fair that others seem to be good at everything while you are good in doing almost nothing? Is it??
It is.
You may be financially unstable right now, but at least you have your family and friends, the greatest possession you can ever have! You may not own a lot of material wealth but you own a lot of hearts, to love you, guide you and protect you. The rich might have it all, but do they have a family that sticks complete together? Do they have friends that support them through thick and thin? Do they ever feel contented? The government officials might have everything they ever wanted but do they ever feel complete? You may not be good at something but there are other aspects you can focus upon. You are good at something somehow! A Mathematician is created a mathematician not a linguist! Same is true with an artist, he is created an artist not a singer. So quit mocking the life you have and avoid being envious, for it leads to bitterness. Instead start thanking GOD for what you do have. You possess a great and unique ability designed specially within you. God created you to become a Somebody for his glory not just a someone!
Life is fair, and the whole universe rests in equality. If today you are picking up the grapes, tomorrow you’ll be drinking the wine…

On Friends and Alcohol

I don’t  know but I’m a health advocate and I should be the one promoting wellness. But when it comes to alcohol its a different kind of story. Yes there are some disadvantages that alcohol can offer. It can add up to your caloric intake. It can give you the high risk of having a heart attack and stroke. It can lead you to have an elevated serum cholesterol and all that. But a weekend without it is as dry as the Sahara can offer.

I’m not saying to be an alcoholic, what I’m saying is that sometimes you just have to get loose. When you’re with your friends offer yourself wholeheartedly!. It’s with alcohol that you can do just the thing. I’m not saying that you consume what is beyond your limits. All I’m saying is that let loose of yourself and break free.

It’s with alcohol that friends open up a whole bunch of emotions waiting for you to be heard. It’s with alcohol that you can truly give yourself to another. Yes, you could at least have a coffee and talk things over, but alcohol gives you a different thing. It will surely limit your inhibitions.

It’s with alcohol that will give a different kind of thing to what you are talking about. I don’t know if I’m drunk or what, but for me with alcohol I gained a whole bunch of friends. But be sure to know your limits! Intoxication kills! If when used properly it can be a thing for peace! 🙂