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Be Kind, Be Good, Be Brave

In my book, Become Your Own Bliss, I reach back into my formative years to share the roots of my personality with my readers. Much of what I practiced in writing that book was literally the revisiting of painful experiences, then exploiting them in hopes of uplifting my readers. It wasn't…
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2016: My Declaration of Freedom

Fresh starts, love, and growth all evoke freedom; it's only fitting that I open up to everything that word encompasses as my theme for 2016. I'm ready for more big changes and blissing out even when I'm in the midst of chaos. Last year, I began the practice of declaring…
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Ignorance is NOT Bliss

When I first realized that the word bliss resonated with me in a way that no other word affected me, the statement I most often read that term used within was "Ignorance is bliss." by Thomas Gray. As I dove deeper into this word that stuck a chord with my soul,…
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This is 30

Turning 30 years old has been something I've been looking forward to since the beginning of my 20's. Many cling to the notion that age is nothing than a number, but for some reason, this birthday feels profoundly different. I've heard many dread this year (especially the childless and unmarried),…
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7 Beautiful Things That Happened When I Quit my Job

It’s so deeply ingrained within the collective consciousness. Graduate from high school, then graduate from college with desired career in mind. That path will lead to success and hopefully a family will follow soon after. All this will guarantee fulfillment and happiness. For most of my life, I bought into…
Veronica N. Cuyugan

The Bliss in Knowing

"In order for the seeds to be planted, the surface must first be disrupted." For most of my young, adult life, I've grappled with what it means to be a "good woman." I've somehow inherited the notion - the lie - which states that my fundamental goodness was based upon…