Posted in Journey to Coaching, Mental Health Advocacy


Dear world, here is some inspiration and motivation for us. I can only best use my own self to illustrate my blogs.

You see, in 2009/10, I played with a 115kgs mass and both my physical and mental health took great hits.

It hasn’t been easy nor quick fix, no no it’s a constant battle. 

You may not be struggling with your weight or health, maybe just your wealth or other life projects you know. You may be battling depression, fighting some phobias, trying to understand and be in control of your life, faith, love, kids and what else.

I encourage us all therefore, one tiny step at a time. Look one day, all I could do was fight to leave my bed, get out the door, walk to the gym, and walk back home exhausted. That to me was progress on that day. It was in Belgium in 2015, not so far ago right?

So to you and you and you, dream on; but remember: YES YOU CAN… DON’T GIVE UP


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.

4 thoughts on “YES YOU CAN: DON’T GIVE UP

  1. Well done Marie. Go girl!

    Thanks for the inspiration.

    It’s about hanging in there despite challenges and issues surrounding us. But, winners never quit and quitters never win. I see myself among the winners. It’s not easy, but it’s doable with the right mindset and attitude.

    Have a blessed day. x

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  2. Hi Marie,
    thank you for the post! It sure sounds like you have learned to stand strong in your problems. May your strength grow you more strength. Maybe encourage me give others come back to you in many ways shapes and forms.Keep encouraging!

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