Struggling to Save Money? Here are 3 Tips to Help You | Beyond Small Talk

Struggling to Save Money? Here are 3 Tips to Help You | Beyond Small Talk

What prevents you from saving? Is it because you don’t have money left to save? Or you feel like you’re still too young to save and think of the future? Whatever your reasons are, step back and assess because you may be just using those as excuses. According to a survey of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas in 2014 cited in […]

Tips To Overcome Post-Holiday Depression – Beyond Small Talk

Tips To Overcome Post-Holiday Depression – Beyond Small Talk

The Christmas trees are down, the streets are silent, and there are no more parties to look forward to. The holidays are officially over.  How are you feeling?  Perhaps, you’re one of those who are lonely and depressed because, now, you have to face the reality after celebrating with your family and friends.   How do you overcome post-holiday depression?     Beyond Small Talk hosts have helpful tips to answer that. Check them out below.  1. Do not deny your negative emotions.   […]

Lonely on a Holiday? Here’s What You Can Do to Beat the Holiday Blues

Lonely on a Holiday? Here’s What You Can Do to Beat the Holiday Blues

The most beautiful time of the year is far from over. While many are still celebrating, some are dreading the loneliest season for them. If you feel afraid, worried, or depressed when December comes and the holidays knock on your door, then you might be experiencing the Holiday Blues Syndrome. Worry not, here are some practical ways that can help you beat those not-so-welcome feelings this merry season: […]

Are you feeling hopeless this Christmas? | Beyond Small Talk

Are you feeling hopeless this Christmas? | Beyond Small Talk

Not admitted by many, but the holidays are tough times – especially for those who have lost their loved ones, those who can’t be home with their families, those who are stressed and facing daunting challenges.   There are number of reasons why people get lonely and depressed.   According to Kendra Cherry in her article An Overview of the Holiday Blues in Verywell Mind, “The most common symptom of the holiday blues is a persistent or recurring feeling of sadness […]

CBN Asia Honored Outstanding Huwarang OFW 2019 Winners

CBN Asia Honored Outstanding Huwarang OFW 2019 Winners

To honor the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who triumphed in their respective fields, CBN Asia, together with iRemit, awarded this year’s Huwarang OFW at Alphaland Makati Place, on December 9. Now on its 5th year, the winners in 3 categories – Missionary, Individual, and Family, were chosen according to their positive impact in their families, workplaces, and communities, and how they emerged victorious over life’s challenges. Amy Recto, who was hailed as the Huwarang OFW Missionary 2019 category winner, inspired many with her […]

Can you Trust in the Lord with All Your Heart?

Can you Trust in the Lord with All Your Heart?

It’s easy to have faith in God’s promises when things are going your way. But when everything seems to fall apart, can you trust in the Lord with all your heart?  Couple George and Merlyn Rivera recalled that at first, they did not trust God. In fact, it was a distant idea when they kick-started their business.  “God was not in the picture at all. I didn’t think that […]

5 Tips to Manage Holiday Stress | Beyond Small Talk

5 Tips to Manage Holiday Stress | Beyond Small Talk

Are you frustrated because you’re far away from your family this Christmas?  Pressured to spend extravagant gifts for your loved ones?   Or overwhelmed by traffic?  No matter what it is that’s causing you to be anxious or depressed this holiday season, God can turn what seems to be a season of mourning into a season of hope.   To help you, follow our Beyond Small Talk hosts Trisha Denise Campañer, Archie Dela Cruz, and Peter Kairuz’s wise advice on how […]

Are you willing to be God’s business partner? 

Are you willing to be God’s business partner? 

At first, Elvira Nuestro never thought that she would be.  Just like any loving mother, Elvira has always dreamed of giving the best life for her children. Even though her husband is an engineer, Elvira still finds themselves struggling to make ends meet.  “I had a lot of plans for my family. I wanted a car and a bigger house because my kids […]

Holiday Stress? You’re Not Alone | Beyond Small Talk

Holiday Stress? You’re Not Alone | Beyond Small Talk

Christmas is just around the corner! While it’s called the most wonderful time of the year with all the holiday parties, getaways, gift-giving, and festive decorations wherever you turn, there are people who are still lonely, anxious, and depressed. As a matter of fact, surveys say that many people’s stress level elevate during the holidays. If you are one of […]

What to Do when Someone You Know has AIDS? | World AIDS Day 2019

What to Do when Someone You Know has AIDS? | World AIDS Day 2019

Every time December arrives, people normally think of the holidays and the celebrations that they could cherish with loved ones and communities. Unbeknownst to many, the 1st of December and the rest of the month are also important opportunities to observe the World AIDS Day. Bannering the theme Communities Make the Difference, this year’s commemoration encourages every individual to unite in the fight against Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), and show support for people living with it. According to World AIDS Day.org, there are an estimated 36.7 […]

What is the Value of My Life?

What is the Value of My Life?

Alfie Persia used to ask this question over and over again. He never expected that searching for the answer would change his seemingly perfect childhood and affect his life forever.  In a sudden turn of events, Alfie found out that the man he grew up with was not his real father. After that revelation, Alfie had to be separated from the adoptive parent who provides for his studies. […]

Stressed Out? Here’s What the Bible Says

Stressed Out? Here’s What the Bible Says

The hard truth is – the Bible does not promise a stress-free life. Although stress is not stated in the Bible, negative emotions are usually connected with it, such as worry, anxiety, and troubles. Jesus forewarned in John 16:33 that in this world you will have many trials and sorrows. It’s not always smooth sailing, but unforeseen storms in life […]

5 Tips on Managing Work-Related Stress

5 Tips on Managing Work-Related Stress

Tight deadlines. Increased workload. Demanding bosses. Are you drowning with responsibilities and feeling overwhelmed with the demands of your job? If stress is already interfering with your emotional, physical, or mental health, here are 5 tips that can help you deal with work-related stress from Beyond Small Talk hosts. Plan ahead. This may sound like a cliché, but one of […]

Stress Management: Ways To Cope With It – Beyond SmallTalk

Stress Management: Ways To Cope With It – Beyond SmallTalk

Stress is normal. According to Cleveland Clinic, “The human body is designed to experience stress and react to it. Stress can be positive, keeping us alert, motivated, and ready to avoid danger.” But then, stress can also become negative “when a person faces continuous challenges without relief or relaxation between stressors.” So, if you are constantly anxious and always see […]

Feeling Stressed? – Beyond Small Talk

Feeling Stressed? – Beyond Small Talk

The Philippines is the 2nd most stressed and most emotional country in the world last year with 58% next to Greece with only 1% difference, says Gallup’s Annual Global Emotions report in an article entitled Philippines among most stressed, emotional countries — Gallup report by Gaea Katreena Cabico of Philstar. Stress is something that everyone deals with, but not all […]