Likeability 

In the book “The Likeability Factor”, author Tim Sanders pounds around an interesting concept of choice. He throws us into a realization that, indeed, the choices that we make in life aren’t all ours. They are influenced by desired outcomes that factor in the perceptions, opinions, reactions and valuation of others. Tim also breaks the…

Sermons: Hitting Homerun

Hearing mass can be quite challenging. You need to be inspired and feel reinforced the moment you step out of the church. There should be that “holy” feeling within you that retracts your tongue every time you’re tempted to say bad words, pulls your hair back from any evil thoughts, and stirs that smile deep…

Stereotyping Guy 1 & Guy 2

If a guy in worn-out clothes, covered with tattoos, with hair hardly combed approaches you then asks: “Where is the way to the church?” Would you help? Would your reaction be the same if it were someone in a long-sleeved polo, smelling good, clean-shaven, with hair properly styled? Stereotypes. Let’s call the first guy “Guy…

Same Spot, Different Direction

Think Pia Wurtzbach. Think Janet Napoles. What do they have in common? Both are women. Both are brilliant. Both are in the public limelight. One is pretty, and the other is… well, pretty in her own right. But while Pia Wurtzbach is glorified, Janet Napoles is vilified. We have in the two women a microcosm…