All posts by Aui V.

Aui is a nurse by profession but has long decided to be a full time mom and writer. The death of her son due to drunk driving led her to finish her book, The Booze Stole My Son, Don’t let it steal yours. She is taking full advantage of pain and bad weather by wasting her time writing about them. Her greatest tragedy eventually became a strong calling to help those who are afflicted with the disease of alcoholism and their families to find healing through the words she writes.

THE SOURCE OF LACK (3 min read)

“How come you didn’t know how to handle money?” “It’s just like this” showing her little fist tightly close as if she was holding a fight. That was the voice of my 5-year-old daughter many years back.

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This is the first thing I saw on my notifications this morning. Thank you, friends. It means a lot to me. I started blogging last February of this year and invited by Millionaires Digest to be one of their staff writers a few months ago. I never knew that my yes to their invitation would bring me to many wonderful friends and followers on my site. I cannot help but be grateful for the opportunity. Continue reading “LIKES”

Be Still and Write (1 min read)

 

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Staff Member: Aui V.

Founder & Owner of: Aui’s Den

Millionaire’s Digest Staff Team, Editor and Author of The Booze Stole My Son: Don’t Let It Steal Yours


There was a pressure inside demanding I’ve got to write something when there is just nothing to write. Throwing crumpled paper over my tin can one after the other and tossing my pen every now and then, walking in and out of my small little corner to look at my malunggay (moringga) trees over the window, and turning the computer on and off manifest the tension I am feeling that moment. Continue reading Be Still and Write (1 min read)

Learn to Weep (2 min read)

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Staff Member: Aui V.

Founder & Owner of: Aui’s Den

Millionaire’s Digest Staff Team, Editor and Author of The Booze Stole My Son: Don’t Let It Steal Yours


Yesterday was a hard day. My client needed a document I have to dig through old files. While doing my search I came across some receipts from investments I lost because of negligence. I felt so sad and guilty thinking that I could have made it better if I do things differently.  I cannot help but cry and feel sorry for myself for all the losses until the memories go back to losing my son. I regretted not being more loving and more forgiving when he was still around and so on until my heart was heavy and my eyes weary.

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Remember who you Are

I guess the young kiddos reading this article still recall this scene from The Lion King Movie when Rafiki told Simba that his father was still alive and later show him where he was. Here is how their conversation goes:

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Identity Crisis

I was 28 when I realized I was having an identity crisis, with four kids around. I thought it was too late. Although during teenage life I had periods of wondering who I am uncertain if I answered that question. I realized the crisis of knowing who we are is not confined only to a particular stage but on various points throughout life.

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Write Where It Hurts (2 min read)

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Staff Member: Aui V.

Founder & Owner of: Aui’s Den

Millionaire’s Digest Staff Team, Editor and Author of The Booze Stole My Son: Don’t Let It Steal Yours


When I lost my son three years ago, the excruciating agony shooting through my body was the worst I’ve ever known.  It was hurting like hell. No amount of human power could ease the unbearable pain I had gone through. I almost lost all the capability to feel and to think. The writing was the only task I can manage that does not require anything I can’t. I’ve known it since young. Writing when life was difficult had been my way of life and an automatic thing for me.

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How My Journal Saved My Life

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Staff Member: Aui V.

Founder & Owner of: Aui’s Den

Millionaire’s Digest Staff Team, Editor and Author of The Booze Stole My Son: Don’t Let It Steal Yours


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We hardly talk about things at home growing up in my childhood.  I don’t remember any conversation except for some daily chores that needs to be done every now and then.  I was probably looking for a way to express myself when I bump into an old empty notebook and a pen. I write about the infatuation I had on a male classmate at the age of 9. Those were the thing I cannot tell my mom since I came from a traditional, old fashioned family and besides I was very young then to talk about those things. I write them anyway hoping my mom would never knew. I keep it away from her and realize later that there’s no place at home where mom would never see.

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5 Questions I live by everyday

1. What is God’s will for me today?

 

I’ve been a self-will run riot in the past. It leads me nowhere and it is damn right exhausting. I shut off and tell God, “ok have it your way.”  Every morning, I take a few moments reading His word, praying and writing. Those routines help me find the directions and mission of my life in the long run. I started to feel at peace and find a way to handle the situation that used to trouble me. Continue reading 5 Questions I live by everyday

What every molested people should know

1. We are worthy

Being dirty, the belief that I am not deserving of anybody’s love and that nobody will love me once they see the real me is a constant thought I keep during teenage life. I never knew before that those were the natural results of being molested when I was young.  Meeting people who have gone through the same made me realized that this feeling of unworthiness is common among us. Something that is difficult to unlearn. Continue reading What every molested people should know