Life Lessons - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Life Lessons


Always having 'the usual'? Here's why you should try something different

Sep 21, 2018 - 1:27 PM

Science says it will make you happier

You're wired to thrive, not just to survive

May 19, 2018 - 10:30 AM

We live in a world that highlights 80-hour work weeks and months straight of no leaves or days off. It's not against the law to ask for a break.

Leni Robredo, Sara Duterte, Leila de Lima on lessons of motherhood

May 13, 2018 - 10:04 PM

We also ask our readers to tell us what being a mom has taught them

Which tarot card rules your zodiac sign?

Feb 20, 2018 - 7:23 PM

Here's what your tarot card says about your personality, challenges, and life lessons

Your astrological life lesson for 2018

Dec 22, 2017 - 6:09 PM

What is Saturn telling you about the year ahead?

Values kids can learn from sports

Dec 21, 2017 - 11:32 AM

These life lessons will remain long after you’ve left the field

9 life lessons from Boy Abunda

Sep 26, 2017 - 12:00 PM

The TV host shares stories about his days as a young boy, his love for his mother, and making it in showbiz

Do you have the grit for success?

Jul 17, 2017 - 4:52 PM

Apprentice Asia winner Jonathan Yabut gives tips for success – not just in career but in life

Lessons kids can teach adults

Apr 20, 2017 - 8:42 PM

How can you look at life more positively – as children do?

Surprising life lessons from your favorite movies and TV shows

Dec 24, 2015 - 11:52 AM

This Christmas turn marathon watching sessions into learning opportunities

Photo courtesy of official The Big Bang Theory Facebook page

I learned to be a woman when I was 5

Apr 01, 2015 - 8:15 AM

For the last 3 decades Mrs J had had no idea of the awesome role she’s played in my narrative

6 years, 6 lessons from Dubai

Feb 21, 2015 - 6:54 PM

Here are some of those lessons I’ve learned from my experience living the past 6 years in Dubai

Jesuit Roque Ferriols turns 90, touches lives of youth

Aug 16, 2014 - 11:22 PM

If I say Be good you might think I am joking But to tell you the truth that is the most important of all – if we understand it Ferriols says

FRUIT OF OBEDIENCE. Fr Roque Ferriols taught philosophy for around half a century until 2013, when he quit after a cataract surgery. File photo by Henson Wongaiham

CONVERSATION: A letter to my 20-year-old self

Jun 19, 2014 - 10:43 AM

What would you tell your 20 year old self

DEAR SELF. What are some things you wish you knew way back when?

A letter to Tatay

Jun 14, 2014 - 9:09 PM

I wish you were here to give your opinion about my professional and personal issues – from mundane office concerns and painful emotional skirmishes with past girlfriends to my own contradictions and inanities

10 things women in their 20s should say goodbye to

Jun 14, 2014 - 1:05 PM

Time to say goodbye to your teenage years along with the drama and the attitude that may just be holding you back

A year after Serendra: The fear of death

Jun 05, 2014 - 12:28 PM

I don’t think I’m alone when I say I’d rather not think about my mortality because not a single person on this planet is excluded from this inevitable future

Kite-flying, life lessons

May 15, 2014 - 3:16 PM

I suspect that much I know now about predictions and decision making – things that are so essential in my current work – I began to learn while flying kites

Nostalgia: My teacher, my mentor

Sep 08, 2013 - 9:48 AM

My favorite teacher trained under the Thomasites–although he later earned a law degree and worked as a journalist for most of his life