Basketball inspiration and appreciation by my son hurray


In moments like these, such Inspiration and motivation are a life line. Watch my 16 year old son do it his own way. Am simply so proud of him and blessed to watch him grow and do his thing this way. Am grateful for all Angels on our path.  Please watch, like, share and subscribe to encourage him, thank you all.

A 7th memoir in seven years hurray


 

MY 7th MEMOIR IS LIVE O AMEN: Here are the links to the book on the Amazon. You can read a preview ahead of the e-launch from 5-7 pm Cameroon time. Free promotion starts tomorrow 26th April for three days.

Go MARIE it’s your birthday…


MAG (Marie – that’s me lol) turned 41 and had several Musings to share

Go MAGnectic it’s your birthday: Life it was said began at 40; so as I majestically climb the first staircase on the 4th floor, I should tell how great the life has been so far… hmmmmmm so much livelovelaughlearn, am ready for more o – God thank You

In 2013(My year of new beginings), my birthday was barely 10 days after I arrived Belgium and I was still dreading how I was going to survive or escape that place. I hadn’t started blogging too and was yet to meet my super super hero in March. The birthday was spent with my Angelique and her small family of 2 in a village called Zotegem.

In 2014 (My year of Faith), a year after I got to Belgium and was getting to feel more stable and real holistic love, I had been so emotional on my birthday and recorded a video which can be found on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPQM8kM0oiA

When I turned 36 in 2015 (My year of redemption), I wrote a blog article you could read following this link: https://marieabanga.wordpress.com/2015/01/18/36-course-in-36-years/

2016 (My year of Love) was spent starting to love myself so so much, I went to Kribi (a seaside resort in my country) for a weekend with the pgymees, and spent the birthday itself talking about love for self on a TV program. It was a low key year, I tried to love another but that wasn’t mutual and it hurt but I let go and went for a turning point 3 days spiritual retreat.

2017 (my year of gratitude) was an amazing year and my birthday was spent just being grateful with my boys. I wrote a blog reviewing some turning point stations of my life and other stuffs like previous birthdays too lol: https://marieabanga.wordpress.com/2017/01/18/its-my-birthday-reviewing-some-of-the-down-the-road/

On my 39th birthday in 2018 (My year of progress), I had the following 9 soul wishes: https://marieabanga.wordpress.com/2018/01/18/my-top-9-wishes-on-my-39th-birthday-will-be/

With all the above, I think I have been an excellent student in informal school and deserve a medal. Were I to add 4 more lessons to the 36th I wrote down in 2015 they’d be:
1) Be Patient, this is a vip virtue you don’t want to miss out courting all over and over again;
2) Be YOU – all others are not worth competing nor comparing with. While at it, keep striving to be the BEST VERSION EVER;
3) Keep being a life long learner, that’s the most yielding and wisest thing to do;
4) Never forget your source. My God, My Father, My Alpha and Omega, Mighty God I bow before thee Imela

Here is the link to the journal of a 7 days spiritual journey I did last year to usher in my new age as guided by my spirit. Who knows who can be inspired, it’s free download o https://drive.google.com/open?id=1cfbMALPiq5lgXhRBWCIPpFfKliNUkF1C

2019 was my year of Grace. So much grace amazing, living, loving, learning and learning all the way to and fro.

2020 is my year of GLORY, I know who I am…

#MAGturns41
#Iamfreedomandlove
#IamMAGnectic
#GodisGood
#letGodandLovelead
#livelovelaughlearn
#AttitudeofGratitude
#Attitudinalhealing
#GrowingwithGrace

Gratitude as an attitude all the way


Muse with MAG: Do you have an attitude of gratitude? (16.1.2020)

I DO! From as early as I can remember I have preferred being grateful than grumpy. And I came to to spend the night with my soul sister at the hospital, she was admitted for head hammers ( don’t know how else to quality such headaches which land you in hospital. Three days prior I visited her at her cozy home and we even sat on her bed gisting before moving on to her comfy sitting room to watch some TV show she likes. Last night, she was having a drip and a difficult time sleeping, while I was on her bedside and had my sports mat to lie on intermittently. This morning, I looked at that mat and said ‘am grateful I have you, and wouldn’t ever worry about the thickness of my mattress at home again’ and added lol to that. Well, I really mean in every circumstances we can find reason to be grateful an not grumpy. I am tired and need some sleep and if possible a massage, but am so grateful I could come spend the night with my darling before her family comes in this morning. Friends aren’t only to go hang out or spend money on/for each other. It had been years I spent such a night in a hospital with the lights on all night o hahahaha. To each their own appreciation of life o, just my musings. Have a Terrific Thursday world and may God bless us all AMEN.

#douhaveanattitudeofgratitude?
#MAGinspires
#MAGmotivates
#MAGtakesthelead
#MAGisintentional
#AttitudeofGratitude
#IamMAGnectic
#letGodandLovelead
#Godgotmyback
#makeitmatter

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Muse with MAG: Do you have an attitude of gratitude? (16.1.2020) I DO! From as early as I can remember I have preferred being grateful than grumpy. And I came to to spend the night with my soul sister at the hospital, she was admitted for head hammers ( don't know how else to quality such headaches which land you in hospital. Three days prior I visited her at her cozy home and we even sat on her bed gisting before moving on to her comfy sitting room to watch some TV show she likes. Last night, she was having a drip and a difficult time sleeping, while I was on her bedside and had my sports mat to lie on intermittently. This morning, I looked at that mat and said 'am grateful I have you, and wouldn't ever worry about the thickness of my mattress at home again' and added lol to that. Well, I really mean in every circumstances we can find reason to be grateful an not grumpy. I am tired and need some sleep and if possible a massage, but am so grateful I could come spend the night with my darling before her family comes in this morning. Friends aren't only to go hang out or spend money on/for each other. It had been years I spent such a night in a hospital with the lights on all night o hahahaha. To each their own appreciation of life o, just my musings. Have a Terrific Thursday world and may God bless us all AMEN. #douhaveanattitudeofgratitude? #MAGinspires #MAGmotivates #MAGtakesthelead #MAGisintentional #AttitudeofGratitude #IamMAGnectic #letGodandLovelead #Godgotmyback #makeitmatter

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Hey Tribe can you help my association get an award?


The Award screenshot

My association Hope for the Abused and the Battered has been nominated for an award – a prestigious award for philanthropy, and it’s a close call lol.

I am not going to stop breathing if my association doesn’t get the award, but it will sure be cool as a first award o. The Returnee is out to be the bridge between the diaspora and the people back home, while celebrating those who returned to the country and are making strides in one area or the other.

So, without writing too much, below is the link to vote, and the votes can be done daily until the 27th. Thank you all in advance.

RETURNEES AWARDS NOMINEES 2019!

A World Pulse Sister’s soul support I must mention


Dear world,

I have for the past months simply given up structured blogging again. I am into deeper stages of my different engagements especially with my association Hope for the Abused and Battered I just take it as it comes.

And last week was no exception. Indeed it started on Saturday with the first leg of my travel for the rape case of a 3 year old in a a city I have never been to. I got there on Sunday ahead of the case in court on Monday 3.3.19

With Judy in the southern city of Ebolowa, a friend sent her a leap frog tablet

Judy is much better physically but still has another surgery in September

Picking up colerectal bags and co from the airport the previous day.

This is why the moral and technical support I got from a sister I made on World Pulse just had to be mentioned.

https://www.worldpulse.com/community/users/marie-abanga/posts/90890

P.S, I am still to write about that case here, but since the case has started in court I am now bound by professional ethics to not say anything further jeopardizing thing than that which is already out with the press.

Commemorating not just a day, but an entire week in honour of my womanhood


I chose the word commemorate instead of celebrate for different reasons.

I want to talk about how I made the International Women’s day 2019 memorable for myself and others. To begin with, the theme for this year was significant from two perspectives. #BalanceforBetter makes me think of two types of balances. The balance we women have or should strive to have with ourselves and with other sisters, and the balance of between the genders. All these balance for me are for the better.

I started going on air as early as the 4th of March as a guest on the Catholic radio and TV broadcasting media house called Veritas – the truth will set you free. You see, I am already a household name in my country especially in my community – and I am often invited to talk about pertinent societal issues like abuse and  of all forms, mostly drawing from my personal experiences. The candour with which I share make them invite me 3 times a year at least. I love going there too. I commemoration of my womanhood and my journey so far, I had a very authentic and even vulnerable 1 hour with the host.

The next day 5th of March I was on another platform called LTM TV where I was talking specifically about the sexual abuse of girls and women – the focus was on the vicious and consistent rape of 10 years old Fortune who had died on the 25th of February from complications. My advocacy was that if we didn’t put an end to such sexual abuse especially of young girl and babies even, where was society going to have the kind of women it needed? I mean strong, resilient, hardworking and even God fearing women.

The very next day at 10 am I accompanied my mum and a panel of ladies to a daily show called in the House. The topic was the Challenges of female entrepreneurship and leadership. That too was so beautiful. The advocacy here was that we women had to stand up and push on. We had to keep hustling for our own financial independence, while asking assertively for a seat on the table – or better still draw up our own table like Meghan Markel Duchess of Sussex once advocated in a speech at the UN Women.

Thursday the 7th of March I went on air twice. At midday I did a Facebook live video to celebrate a very enterprising World Pulse sister here by name Agnes Kuoh. She has a foundation called Agui Foundation which trains women to be self reliant by doing a lot of stuffs they needed at home, and why could also be sold to gain some financial independence. She and I have met and bonded and I really appreciate her. I had already been on TV the prior week talking once more about female entrepreneurship using her example. AT 6 pm the evening, mum and I along with 3 other dynamic young ladies once more made up a panel to discuss a re-strategy of the IWD concept especially in our country which had infamously become renowned for excesses in drinking and debauchery of some women on the 8th of March. My mum seized the opportunity to announce the launch of her coaching and mentoring program.

Thursday 8th of March D Day proper, over 15 ladies were convened at my mum’s Diversity Management and Consulting Ltd firm for the launch of the ” Coach a girl to thrive program’. We had over an hour of training from her and fruitful discussions by all present. We ended the day with a little office cocktail, while I sat down soon thereafter to do a live video calling on women celebrate themselves and one another not only on that day but always. We women had to learn to be a sister’s sister and be there for one another like Michelle Obama famously encouraged.

Celebration is not the appropriate word for me when we think of what is going on in my country in the two English speaking regions of my country. A civil unrest poorly managed has left hundreds dead, some hundreds exiled, and many more hundreds internally displaced. To commemorate is defined as to serve as a memorial or reminder of; to honor the memory of by some observance of a day set aside by the international community for women to do the most they can to say “Look at us, we deserve to be noticed too, and we are here to stay, stop abusing us and relegating us to the back seat”.

The other days of that symbolic week were spent doing live videos on other aspects of our womanhood in my capacity as a survivor of Domestic Abuse, as founder of the association Hope for the Abused and Battered, as a psychotherapist and above all as a Christian. I equally participated to the best I could to activities organized by my church for the women – these took place on Saturday and Sunday 9th and 10th March. I can only be honest to say I have never commemorated any IWD as passionately, purposefully and holistically as I did this one. I am most grateful to the universe for the energy and opportunities.


img-20190203-wa0023Hello world,

I am so happy to find this post by Pete which I can only but Reblog. I am in Yaounde another city of Cameroon since the 1st of February, and I had decided this trip is for visiting as many as possible and just sharing my love. Love fills me with so much hope, I am confident in Christ sharing same…be it with my son from the streets turned marathoner above, or with Iris with whom I am in love since 2015.

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Basking in their love too. The official business I have is this am, but I am already so grateful I came and have so far done just as planned and even much more. Because I am Freedom and Love, it’s all about love to me…Love is the same as charity …read Pete’s post which got nothing short of my 5 stars

 

via The End of the Commandment

The End of the Commandment: All about Charity

Closing Chapter 3 & Welcoming Chapter 4: My Journal of a 7 days Spiritual Journey


I went into hibernation from the 10 – 16th January to do this; and I kept a journal. I was told to publish same on day 3 of the awesome journey, and I ain’t bargaining with God ever again. It is free, kindly download from this link

I am equally asking for dontions to help me open a mental health care support center in my city of Douala – Cameroon. No amount donated is ever too small. You can read more updates and needs assessed from the campaign right here.