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A mother, now a blogger.

About Me


“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms–to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”        ~Victor Frankl~

Hello there and welcome to my blog!!:)

I’m Marina B. Wolfgang, a mother, a sister, a friend, and a nurse by profession. I grew up in one of the most beautiful islands in the Philippines called Camiguin. I was married to a born American citizen for three months; he died not knowing that I got pregnant. It was not easy to raise our daughter on my own but those years were the most challenging, fulfilling, and most humbling times of my life.

My job is a nurse who works in a Nursing Homes facility. It is a place where I have seen myself going; it gives me some good views about aging, and inspires me to respect the rights of the elderly ones. Life seems to end after retirement, or at certain age, but it shouldn’t be, because no matter what age or what stage we are in, our life continues to matter. We continue to strive to live with dignity and self worth until the end.


My idea of blogging started when my Dad died with liver cancer three years ago. He was the most patient, humble, hard working, positive, and very encouraging person I have ever known. I want to continue his legacy being the most inspiring Dad he was. He never went to college but he loved to read, memorized paragraphs of poems and lines of stories by heart. He was a very good public speaker, and never afraid to speak his mind. One of the best memories I had with my Dad was him memorizing the famous poem of American writer, Max Ehrmann, the DESIDERATA. The word itself means: things desired as essentials. Every line of the poem is important to our quest for meaning in life; my favorite line is: “Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.”

My Dad was the light that opened up my heart to go beyond what my eyes can see. It is my intention to share his wisdom that starts to reflect on me. He inspired us, his children, that we can be part of a light that guides and inspires the world; a light that reflects the true goodness and love of the Source of Light that brightens up the whole world.

My blog is about sharing of thoughts, ideas, inspirations, and all sorts of information.

I welcome you all to join with me and share your thoughts in my personal blog of Light and Reflections!!