Advice: Sleep is an important part of school readiness

During this time of year parents are preparing their children to go back to school, but sometimes they forget that the most important thing...

Advice: The art of living a good life

BY MARIA LUISA SALCINESLiving your best life is about prioritizing what is important to you without letting the nonsense that keeps you up at...

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...

Advice: Tips for a fulfilling 2019

Sometimes we worry about things that really don’t matter and lose sight of what is important. Life is about reaching your goals, but it...

ADVICE: A few things I learned from my dad

BY MARIA LUISA SALCINESThere is nothing I admire more in a man than one who loves and takes care of his family. I am...

Advice: A lasting memory of love

BY MARIA LUISA SALCINESLast week, a dear friend lost her father to Alzheimer’s disease. He was the soul mate of his life partner, a...

Advice: Compliments foster healthy relationships

You might think that complimenting your spouse or your children isn’t necessary, but feeling appreciated and valued can make a huge difference in a...

Advice: Life is not picture perfect

Advice: Celebrate the blessings you have and appreciate every imperfect moment of your life.

Advice: A mother’s love is everlasting

BY MARIA LUISA SALCINESI get emotional when speaking of my mother. She’s been gone for nearly 10 years and there is not a day...

Rock of refuge: From a single stone to a pillar of faith, free restaurant...

EDINBURG — Prophecy became reality for Jerry Joule on Sept. 18 when the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Baptist Student Ministry organization opened...