The weekend getaway is a hilltop retreat house just half-an-hour away from Ortigas, in a safe and affirming space designed for insightful introspection.Join the Men’s Retreat and start your journey to authentic and wholehearted living. Register via go.loveyourself.ph/mensretreat Hi Kuya Migs, I need help kuya. Always thought about sending in a letter, but felt that my problems were miniscule in comparison to the ones being sent in. I’m Jamie (not my real name), a 23 year old IT professional in a bank at The Fort.He actually seemed chastised that I felt bad for him. When the area we were in became crowded, I suggested we talk in my dad’s van which I brought to the venue. So we spent the next half hour talking about ourselves – him sharing his parent’s pressure on him to excel at school, and I sharing my experiences when I was his age.I don’t know how it happened, but after a while we were holding hands. That his hand covered mine, bigger, rougher, compared to my slender and softer hand.
If only so he won’t be taken advantage of by other people.So I went to the meeting place, met him and saw a tall (taller than my 5’7″), bigger (arms and torso more built than mine) and good looking kid. He didn’t look 14 at all, he was like a boy in a man’s body.One of the first few things I told him was that he should be careful of who he was meeting, that he was appearing to eager to meet up. What ensued was line after line after lecture after speech, about how dangerous it was to do this kind of thing. I asked if he wanted to go home, he said he was going to wait for his cousins to pick him up.The Men’s Retreat, through a set of non-religious activities and lecturettes done within a weekend, will use the power of self-awareness and community to enable you to appreciate where you are in your current life, identify limiting beliefs and behaviors, and chart a new and more core-connected way forward.Enjoy quality time with the most important person in your life–YOU.