IDEA Quest High School counselor encourages local youth to invest in RGV

IDEA Quest College Preparatory counselor Marcos Silva remembers a survey revealing 97% of his students would rather live somewhere other than the Rio Grande...

Advice: Celebrating 40 years of business, lifetime of friendships

Last week we celebrated our 40th anniversary at McAllen Sports. I was 20 and my husband 27 when we opened our sports apparel business...

Advice: Hard work, persistence will help you succeed

Establishing a goal and actually going through with it are two different things. It’s easy to recognize the victorious team, the successful businessperson or the...

Advice: Detours are the best part of life

My favorite thing about taking a road trip is the unexpected detours. I love stopping in a quaint little town to spend the afternoon...

Advice: It’s time to trash stress

It’s impossible to live without stress, because almost anything causes a certain amount of anxiety. Family, work or planning a vacation can give you stress....

Advice: Sometimes you need to take a pause

I wish learning to pause was a mandatory class in elementary. Teaching a child how to pause before he or she responds to an...

Local educator, entrepreneur featured on rapper Logic’s new track

After Lamar Jones chatted with Grammy-nominated rapper Logic and actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt, he said he knew better than to get too excited. The 37-year-old...

Advice: Anxiety, depression are quite common

A few weeks ago, my daughter became Miss Rio Grande Valley USA 2019. Her answer to a question during one of the final stages...

Advice: The tone of your voice declares intention

MARIA LUISA SALCINES | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR It might seem like loud, aggressive and forceful people get their way more often, but the truth...

Advice: Be warned that anyone can be a sexual predator

MARIA LUISA SALCINES | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR “Leaving Neverland,” HBO’s documentary in which Wade Robson and James Safechuck detail the sexual abuse they say...