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...

Advice: The best is yet to come

MARIA LUISA SALCINES | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR It takes courage to make it through life because nothing is simple. You find your dream job, but...

Community organizer from the RGV to join Alfonso Cuarón at Academy Awards

COLLEEN DeGUZMAN AND J. EDWARD MORENO | STAFF WRITERS A Rio Grande Valley nonprofit organizer will share the red carpet with actors and filmmakers also...

Advice: Love is not just for the young

MARIA LUISA SALCINES | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR When I was in my 20s and would see couples in their 50s or 60s being romantic,...

Advice: Spend meaningful time with your children

Some children are good communicators and will let you know what they are thinking or feeling. Then there are children who have a difficult...