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Faith-based, value-adding content for young pros and students, sometimes featuring my wife Pauline.

    Online Validation and Removing Likes from Instagram | Nate & Pauline Punzalan

    Online Validation and Removing Likes from Instagram | Nate & Pauline Punzalan

    Instagram has a new feature where you can turn off your like counts, both on your feed and on your posts as a creator. Pauline and i talk about our thoughts on the possible implications of this feature, and evolve the conversation toward the topic of online validation.

    • 22 min
    Is the COVID Vaccine made from aborted fetuses? | Nate Punzalan

    Is the COVID Vaccine made from aborted fetuses? | Nate Punzalan

    I got an email about how the development of the vaccine had something to do with aborted fetuses. In this episode, i respond and share my thoughts on the ethics and morality of this new finding, from a Christian perspective.

    • 22 min
    Should Christians Get the COVID-19 Vaccine? | Nate Punzalan

    Should Christians Get the COVID-19 Vaccine? | Nate Punzalan

    In this episode of #CoffeeConversations, Pauline and I talk about a question that’s being asked around some Christian communities. Should a Christian take the COVID-19 vaccine? This discussion is full of our opinions, so I’m just throwing out a disclaimer that (1) our opinions are subject to change based on the information we receive, and that (2) you’re free to respectfully disagree in the comments below! Dialogue is essential to progress.   

    *I just realized that as we talk in this episode, the assumption is already that vaccines in general are scientifically sound ways to significantly increase immunity against certain viruses, and that the COVID-19 vaccine is no different. Yes, we recognize that there have been a small amount of cases where vaccine takers experienced negative side effects. But in general, we still believe that the vaccine does more good than harm all in all.  If you'd like us to talk more about the science behind the vaccine, and the possible negative side effects, we can do that in a future video. Just letting you know that that was not the scope of this one. :)  

    ADDITIONAL RESOURCE: https://biologos.org/common-questions/should-christians-get-vaccinated

    • 23 min
    Dealing with Pandemic Anxiety | Nate Punzalan

    Dealing with Pandemic Anxiety | Nate Punzalan

    If you’re constantly telling yourself, “I’m tired of being tired,” and experience things like unwillingness to get out of bed, lack of motivation to do simple tasks, regretful or sorrowful comparison to others living “better” lives, pining for how it used to be, panicking because of all the uncertainty, or unjustly channeling your anger onto others.. then you may be going through pandemic anxiety.

    That’s all normal. We’re experiencing a traumatic global event. And I’m not just saying this, I also go through all of these things, quite often actually. Now, I’m gonna share tips with you for dealing with pandemic anxiety, but I need you to promise me one thing. Please do something after this podcast. Take one of these tips and actually do it.

    • 10 min
    Dealing with Burnout | Nate Punzalan

    Dealing with Burnout | Nate Punzalan

    If you’ve been a subscriber for a long time, you’ll know that in 2019, I lost my drive to create content. I wasn’t so proud of the content I was creating, and in some ways felt like a slave to my subscribers, because I felt like I only got views and likes when the video was about certain mainstream topics, even though I wasn’t in the mood to make content like that. I lost sight of myself, I lost sight of my goals, and I kept comparing myself to other content creators who were doing sooooo much better than I was. I had to battle a very real depressive attack, where I felt like I had no purpose when I got out of bed, and was never happy with my work day as I went to sleep.

    You’re here because you’re experiencing burnout in some way, shape, or form. It might be severe burnout, it might be mild burnout. Whatever the case, you’re welcome here. Let me share with you a few things I’ve learned about burnout.

    • 23 min
    The Fear of Regret || Nate and Pauline Punzalan

    The Fear of Regret || Nate and Pauline Punzalan

    We're back from the States, after a 5-month trip. Pauline and I talk about regrets, "sayang", and seizing every moment.

    • 12 min

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