Monette Adeva Maglaya

Monette Adeva Maglaya If you want to read more articles on aspects of immigrant living, go to, search using my name and two entries will pop up, with the titles, “The Complete Success Guide for the Immigrant Life: How to Survive, How to Thrive, How to be Fully Alive,” and the portable, handy, “The Immigrant’s Little Quote Book for Success.”

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Angels among us (Part 2)

“Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings.”   — From Frank Capra’s film, “It’s a Wonderful Life” (Continued from last week…) ANGELS were strong proactive characters when the story of humanity unfolded during biblical times. And while today, … Continue reading

September 13, 2017

Angels among us

“I think that someone is watching out for me, God, my guardian angel, I’m not sure who that is, but they really work hard.” — Mattie Stepanek DO you believe in angels? I do. Most people do. The strong presence of … Continue reading

September 06, 2017

The power of kindness

“Oxytocin, known as the love hormone, can flow naturally with such a simple gesture as a hug.” WHAT does it cost to be kind to others? We often think that being kind costs us something — whether it is time, money, connections … Continue reading

August 31, 2017

Circles, cycles and movement

 “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance,  you must keep moving.”  – Albert Einstein A CIRCLE is perhaps the perfect geometric structure there is. Although some would claim the triangle or a square to be better structures … Continue reading

August 23, 2017

Who’s afraid of death?

 “Although my near-death experience was nearly thirty four years ago, there is virtually not a day that goes by that I am not aware of making decisions based on that experience.”  – Geraldine Berkheimer, writing about her near-death experience in 1959 in Paris, France EMMA looked … Continue reading

August 16, 2017

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