Marjorie Duterte

Making the world better, one story at a time.



Capturing wonder into words. Thoughts on faith, hope, and love. 



Author of Love Yourself as God Loves You and Harvest Moon. 



Helping you turn your ideas into a book—from concept, creation, to launch.



A workshop on loving yourself and finding your purpose. Design the life you were meant to live.


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The Gift of Pause

I am grateful for this time to write to you. I have taken time off to rest today. For me writing leisurely is restful. Lately, I have been rushing through life and I have to stop myself from working too much because a good friend reminded me to: “Love yourself!” Indeed. 🙂 So, I am…


How to Be Brave

I always find visiting a wake sobering. It puts life into its proper perspective. I’ve been to many wakes before including my dad’s but it doesn’t get any easier even if you knew it would happen eventually. Still I have hope because I know that life on earth as we know it may end, but…


When You Feel Lost

I’ve been driving again, a skill I abandoned for the last 10 years. I once got a ticket for an unintentional error on the road, I just didn’t have time (made time) to renew my license until recently. And now we’re back. I know ten years! That’s another story for another time. 🙂 I feel…


Get a Soul Spa!

Hello Soul Friend, How are you today? Are you happy? Can you be happier? We understand how you are feeling. We’ve been there before. There was a time when we did not love the lives we were living. A time when we felt so broken in spirit that we wanted to stay under the covers and…


Make Time for Reflection

Lately, I’ve been too preoccupied with much work, and it hurts my heart. It’s difficult when we’re always on the go and we don’t have the time to pause and reflect on where we’re going. To check if we are still on the right path. “An unexamined life is not worth living,” Socrates reminds us. It’s…

Make Time for Exercise

I realized that when we are busy the easiest thing to let go of is ourselves. We set ourselves aside in order to accommodate other things that demand our time. But when we do this, when we reschedule our schedule with ourselves,  we  find ourselves exhausted and tired, cranky and with no energy left to…

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