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Career Options For People With Caring Personalities

If you enjoy helping other people, and thrive in environments that allow you to listen to others, help with practical tasks, or care for people who need assistance, then you are probably an empath. Empaths are highly attuned to the needs of other people, and are highly sensitive individuals. Sometimes empaths are altruistic, almost to…

Doubting Yet Still Craving Change?

Doubting-Yet-Craving-Change-Chispa-Magazine

I believe that walking through life presents itself with obstacles—some “happen” to us and other obstacles we set up (unknowingly) for ourselves. And when we receive the “grace of God” to forgive ourselves for being less than perfect, our faith begins a journey of its own. Our faith must grow spiritually and develop just as…

Optimist Prime, Not Negatron

Praying_Chispa Magazine

We read a great book by W. Hunter Howell about bereavement recently, and one of the chapters started with these words, “If you don’t like something then change it, and if you can’t change it then change the way you think about it.” These words really hit a nerve. Negative thinking can often be a…

How to Deal with the Unexpected

Just Do It-Chispa Magazine-Maggie Sabatier-Smith

Life is full of ups and downs. One minute everything is great, perfect in fact, the next the whole world has shifted on its axis, nothing is the same. An unexpected event can have many different faces. It could be the sudden death of a loved one, your company going broke, meaning you lose your…

Three Things Blocking Your Spiritual Growth

If you are concerned with trying to be as in touch with your spirituality as possible, then a big part of that is knowing what kinds of things tend to get in the way of it. Everyone has these blockages to deal with; it’s very much just a part of being human. But if you…

Light Therapy for All

Light Therapy-Kuan-Yin Timothee-Chispa Magazine

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is commonly known to happen in Alaska where there are long periods of darkness. Many people experience SAD during the winter months (due to the weather’s darker periods) or during seasonal holidays. The symptoms include fatigue, depression, hopelessness, and social withdrawal. And, the most effective therapy is: LIGHT therapy. In Matthew…

Your Time is Now

The Time Is Now-Chispa Magazine-Kuan-Yin

So many of us walk around aimlessly for a long portion of our lives trying to figure life out. Or we have an idea of what “we want to be when we grow up” but that idea either changes or situations in life deter us so that dream takes a long time to fulfill or…

Tension, It Happens

Tension-Chispa-Magazine-Maggie-Sabatier-Smith

New beginnings—an opportunity for adventure, challenge, personal growth, and so much more. I’m a new beginnings junkie. Hooked on the excitement of the unknown, I strive to trust God for my very next step, confident that He leads the way and has my back. As a personal coach, I get to partner with those on…