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. When she is not writing, Aui works on a real-estate firm, and spends time with her loving husband and children.

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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Write Your Goal and Make It Happen (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


I am wondering how many of us made an effort to write where we are heading this year. Plenty of evidence supports the tremendous power there is in writing our goals and yet too few realize this.

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Identity Crisis (2 min read)

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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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.

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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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My Writing Daughter (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


TONI KRIZIA VIVARES·TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2016

My answers to mama.

My mama would ask me on most mornings when she’s struggling to write, how to write. Most days, na pe pressure ako, (I am pressure)for I do not have answers. Today, if it would save her, I’ll try…

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The Greatest Lesson I Learned After Writing My Book (1 min read)

1 .  The desire to write is not enough. We have to actually write.

I’ve been wanting to write a book since my early twenties when I only have two kids around. It took me 20 years and a son before I was able to publish my first book.

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What to Do in Times of Vulnerability (4 min read)

As soon as the southwest monsoon flows over the air there was an occurrence of a vague loneliness I cannot explain. The moisture-laden wind carries with it a painful sensation I do not even want to go back to. The climax of the summer heat is almost over and the season was telling me June is coming.  I wish I have the power to remove it from the calendar of time because it brings with it the memories of the most unbearable agony of losing my son.  And I’m scared.

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The Miracle of Death (3 min read)

The first encounter of death I had was that of my grandfather when I was seven. I still can recall the ceremony before he was buried when some of us, his grandchildren were carried and passed over his coffin one by one. Someone on the other side of the coffin caught each one of us until everyone was over. I did not know why it was being done and I never bothered to ask anyone until now about the meaning of this ritual.

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Where to Find Happiness (2 min read)

Most people consider happiness a complex, elusive and unreachable goal. In our relentless pursuit of happiness, we are no way prepared as it is happening to us every moment. More often we sought it in the wrong places.  I came across the book “With GOD All Things Are Possible” and here is what I found out:

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