Maria Luisa Salcines

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Advice: Healthy families have a system

There is no such thing as a perfect family, but there is what experts call a functional family — a healthy family system consists...

Advice: Connections between children’s behavior and parent’s dynamic

When a couple is unhappy with their marriage, and there is resentment and a lack of respect for each other, it’s not unusual for...

Advice: Stop waiting for perfect moments

Life is too precious to keep putting off doing things you want to do or saving things to use later. There are so many little...

Advice: The most valueable holiday gifts

My dad always said that what attracted him to my mother was that she was always happy and smiling. Her personality and positive attitude filled...

Advice: Extracting work from holiday traditions

Work-life balance is always a challenge, and during the holidays, it’s even more difficult. Along with work commitments, parents also have to shop, wrap gifts,...

Advice: Finding the calm in the storm of the holidays

During the holidays, if you feel overwhelmed, your children will sense it and will more than likely act up. The only way to handle stress...

Advice: Stop and enjoy your morning coffee, create your own happiness

There is a quiet rhythm in life that seems to be lacking today. It’s difficult to find peace in the hectic lives we are...

Advice: How to make moments last longer

Growing up my sweet aunts were the photographers in our family. Their pictures were notorious because it wasn’t unusual for them to cut our...

Advice: You make your own decisions

We have become a society that blames everyone for everything, because it’s easier than dealing with our responsibility. You are responsible for your life. If...

Advice: It takes courage to be a grown-up

Adult life can really suck sometimes. I was trying to come up with a better word, but there isn’t one that conveys the life...