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Four Forewords for my Memoir: F1

I am one Lucky Woman, I am one Blessed Lady, I wish many could feel it too in their lives
I am one Lucky Woman, I am one Blessed Lady, I wish many could feel it too in their lives

I may not be a seasoned or 3 star writer, but I sure have read my lot of books. I know that forewords play a big introductory part, especially in works from some aspiring writers dreaming to become Daniel Steel or Maya A. someday, like my modest self.

How happier could I be?

And so dear gentle readers and followers, can you tell me how happier I could be when all those I approached with the request to write a foreword for my memoir, said a big yes? I then thought of asking them to write on whatever struck them most while they kindly proof read same. I mean, my unconventional self was proud to have a memoir with not the usual one foreword. Afterall, wouldn’t it be all the more interesting to have those many forewords?

Given the diverse and yet sensitive chapters of this other thrilling memoir of mine, I was happy to have those who knew what I was writing about, from a first hand perpective, to share some of that with my readers. I hope you come back each time I post one of those forewords, which are not only about my memoir, no they are about real life twists and turns!

F1: From Jeff My Coach

Indeed, there is a big difference between a Life Coach and a Therapist. They may very well be doing similar therapeutic work with you, but one of them is dare I say unprofessional and the other not. I have had both! As much as my psychotherapist helped me face and deal with some issues, I got turned off by her over ‘professionalism’ and of course the cost of those sessions. I am however so happy to have known Jeff and to be able to get along this well with him. There is much about that relationship in one of those chapters, and although I have never met him in person, that’s on my wish list.

A Dynamic, Determined and Dedicated Woman, by Jeffrey I. Moore

” When Marie reached out to me to write a forward to her memoir, I was both honoured and excited. This is Marie’s third memoir since I met her and became her life coach, and it’s awesome to watch her express herself at such a high level. Thank you, Marie for this awesome honour and thank you for sharing your stories, struggles, insights, victories and vision with us. We are all better people because of it.

When I first met Marie she was thinking about publishing her first memoir. It was just a thought, a wish, an idea. She had not allowed the idea to flourish and grow roots because, like most people, she was concerned with what other people would think and how they would react. Not only that, but Marie had never written/published any book or memoir before – she simply just didn’t know how. Most people would have taken that as a sign. A sign to stop right there because it just isn’t meant to be. But, Marie had other plans.

Here we are 3 memoirs later. The funny thing is, this isn’t about the memoir. It’s about the person Marie has become in order to author 3 memoirs. If it’s just to have a wish, everyone has one. It’s easy to say someday, we all do.

But it’s clear, that Marie makes things happen. Watching Marie develop a caring, loving, and compassion ‘whatever it takes’ attitude has empowered her and everyone she meets, coaches and works with. She has become a force due to her own making. She is living in her terms and of course guided by her enormous Faith. 

Marie, thank you so much again for allowing me to introduce the third memoir you authored to the world. Thank you for leading and living by example.”

Jeffrey I. Moore USA|Educator, Life Coach & Motivational Speaker|

Dear Gentle readers and followers, please look forward to F2 hopefully on Thursday. This time, it’ll be more about one of the most delicate issues of our times: “Domestic Abuse” – the subject of my very first chapter. 

Have a pleasant week


Marie Angele Abanga (simplified to Marie Abanga) aka MAG likes to describe herself as a “Jacqueline of several trades”. She is an everyday woman and mother with a zigzag profile. Let’s give it a try! She is an Activist, an Author, a Coach, a Consultant, a Feminist, a Lawyer, a Lecturer, a Prince 2 Project Manager, a Psychotherapist, a Philanthropist, a minister of the Word of God and...! She just loves to sum it up by saying she is a person of passions and a tale of talents. Her life’s journey has filled over 6 books already and her three musketeers keep her busy at home. MAG is also the founder and CEO of the association Hope for the Abused and Battered, and the Country Director of the Gabriel Bebonbechem Foundation for Epilepsy & Mental wellbeing. The plethora of life's experiences and shenanigans she has lived through and learned from in near 4 decades of existence, have equipped her with such an arsenal to coach, train and motivate just any and everyone. She is so charismatic, dynamic and full of life, going by her designed mantra of 3Ds: Determination; Discipline and Dedication. These sum her+her quest to be the best version of herself and impact others perfectly. She attributes all her wealth of knowledge to her conscientious attendance of both informal and formal school.

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