Advice: Children learn from understanding limits

BY MARIA LUISA SALCINESOne of the most important things you can do for your child is to set limits, which will teach children self-discipline,...

Mom’s need a break, too

BY MARIA LUISA SALCINESI came across a hilarious meme the other day. While it was funny, it also reminded me how important it is...

Advice: Happiness is in you

BY MARIA LUIS SALCINESResearch shows that happiness and health go hand-in-hand. The happier you are, the healthier you will be.Something even Aristotle knew 2,000...

Advice: Trees that don’t bend break

BY MARIA LUISA SALCINESYou don’t always end up with what you want. Sometimes, however, things have a way of working themselves out.Learning to recognize...

Local wedding dress designer Manuel Tiscareño showing his first ready-to-wear collection at New York...

When he was studying art history in school, bridal-wear designer Manuel Tiscareño, 29, never thought he would be creating gowns for brides. He actually...

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: Clear your mind and disconnect

Mental clutter is one of the worst things you can do for your health. It drains you more than any physical activity. The more you...

Advice: Stay true to your own endeavors

Everyone goes through a stage in life when they are trying to figure out what they want to do. Some struggle less than others who...

Out of the ordinary

Luis Slayton, owner of Bee Strong Honey and Bee Removal, stands outside his residence in rural Hidalgo County — swallowed by a “beard” of...