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2009 was a gorgeous treat for me.

Another year is in store for all of us, one that is full of promise– and I am excited to find new territories to conquer again.  Yet there are more lessons to learn, more people to thank for – my family, the people I work with across the US, and all my friends. The long hours I spent in creative ferment will one day see its prize.

So, alone in this inspired path I would go; tho’ none notice, as I would not require the presence of negative influences *grin. No time to waste on inappreciable company. My rule now: detach from people who are affecting me negatively (at least I hope I can).

Just thankful that I have a clear take on where I want to head for because I have decided to refine my focus on things that will matter to me.

Happy 2010! May this year see us a better person.

All the best,

Tara Estacaan  (**,)


What is beauty, power and strength? Finally, this picture will illustrate how I  see these values…


It is not enough for a man to know how to ride; he must know how to fall.


A poem about the horse:

Where in this wide world
can man find nobility without pride,
Friendship without envy,
Or beauty without vanity?
Here, where grace is served with muscle
And strength by gentleness confined
He serves without servility;
he has fought without enmity.
There is nothing so powerful,
nothing less violent.
There is nothing so quick,
nothing more patient.

~Ronald Duncan, “The Horse,” 1954



An Overview

The “Alpha” term is originally used to describe the social roles of members in wolf packs. It was derived from the supremacy system that members of a pack observe. Pack leaders are called the Alpha male and the Alpha female.

These Alpha wolves are superior in personality, generally the oldest in the pack, greater in intelligence, size or strength. Members of the pack respect this position because these are the ones that are experienced in hunting, territory defense, and leading the pack in daily activities. To contrast the Alpha status, there are also Beta and Omega wolves, terms which fitly describe their weaker position in the hierarchy.

Social Order

Wolves are highly social creatures. An Alpha wolf  can be immediately picked out in a pack. What is interesting in this simple comparative analysis is that, wolves and humans have more commonality in the light of establishing group hierarchy. Humans have also been known to exhibit the “wolf-pack” mentality. We, like these creatures, set importance to social order.

When talking about social order, it is about supremacy behavior in groups. In human expressions, Alpha people are dominant personalities in units and organizations. To further dissect the subject, there are Alpha men and Alpha women. I prefer to discuss the latter.

The Alpha Female Social DNA

The Alpha woman is ferocious but not in an animalistic way and she is on top of every situation. She may not really engage into vicious fights because she has her own way of doing things.She has sophisticated air around her and finesse in directing her affairs.

She finds ways of establishing dominance over other personalities. Alpha females know how to make decisions for groups they belong to. She has a forceful impact on other people and this is a result of her confidence. She is powerful and has control over social situations. In fact, she is an inborn expert in maneuvering herself within social circles.

However, other women do not really like Alpha females, because they feel threatened with that innate superiority that she exudes. Men may also be terrified of her because she does not mind despising them sometimes. She is a self-made person who knows where she wants to go, is financially stable and secure in her own skin.

The Alpha female has her priorities in looking good and standing out from the crowd. Some of them may not even marry because an Alpha girl can be fiercely driven by ambition, although some of them may also be good in taking care of the home.

You can spot her immediately. She enters the room, glides smoothly as the crowd watches her. Her audience is always ready to behold her when she is around. She can be hard to handle because she is the type who is unpredictable.

She is the Alpha female, proud but not bitchy, sweet yet strong. She is wholesome and captivating, assertive and charming. She is adventurous, positive, truthful and excellent.

If you fit into the above social imprints, this Alpha woman could be YOU!

— Tara