Conversations

Showcasing personal interviews with famed faces, everyday women who make a difference in our society or tough topics that need addressing.

Women, He is Serious

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In Women, Are You Serious, author and life coach Sharif K. Rasheed asks women to question their relationships with both self and others. Rasheed, 28, speaks to Chispa editor-in-chief, Mavian Arocha-Rowe on the purpose of his book, the journey, and more.  He believes happiness starts with awareness and honesty and wants to help women embrace…

In Celebration With Bobbi Brown Beauty Team Artist

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Bobbi Brown Cosmetics is launching their new beauty counter this week at Macy’s in the Perimeter Mall. In celebration of the opening, Atlantans can book a complimentary, customized makeup lesson of their choice with Bobbi Brown Beauty Team Artist, John Hernandez. Before he and his team get busy teaching season techniques to hundreds, Hernandez shared some one-on-one time with Chispa Magazine, along with…

The Romina Files: Magic by Ethan Koh

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Born and raised in Singapore, Ethan Koh’s journey in the precious, sumptuous world of exotic skins began long before he was born. In the early 1900s, Koh’s great grandfather arrived in Singapore from the Far East and learned the craft of tanning and artisanship from a Brit. Developing the skill and attention of a master craftsman, he passed…

What Are the Traits of Millennial Givers in 2014?

With the start of the holidays upon us, many of us have turned our attention to the inevitable: Christmas shopping. Thanksgiving week starts the marathon off with Black Friday followed by Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. All three days are well-branded excuses to spend more money than you were planning on. The surge of…

Don’t Feel Like Praying?

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Over the years I have been amazed at the paltry desire I’ve felt to pray. I am especially aware of this aversion just prior to the times that I’ve specifically set aside to pray, whether in private or with others. I suppose this confession may come as a surprise to some. Others relate immediately and…

Am I High on Evangelism or Ego? Is the Spotlight on Me?

We can do all the right things for all the wrong reasons. The New Testament gives various examples of improperly driven religious people. These included the pious Pharisees who prayed and led in noble religious enterprises with all the wrong intentions. Jesus spoke of those who preached, baptized, and cast out demons but not for…

How Can I Begin to Heal My Life?

Neglect. Abuse. Divorce. Addiction. These are just a few of the life experiences that can leave children emotionally bruised or worse, causing some to develop dysfunctional outlooks and behaviors that condemn them to perpetual self-victimization as adults. “We not only perpetuate, but also protect the obstacles that stand in the way of our healing and…

Ana Quincoces and Her Million Dollar Marinade

TV personality, lawyer, chef, thrice published author, Target partner and “A Bullseye View” contributor, brand ambassador for IMUSA (the largest Hispanic cookware brand), the face of Unilever’s “Vive Mejor” campaign, South Beach Food and Wine Festival chef, creator and developer of Skinny Latina food line, which includes the delectable Million Dollar Marinade, Ana Quincoces is…

Who Do You Need to Forgive Today?

Sometimes a deep tug in the heart needs no written words… Inspired by Boyd Bailey‘s message on how true forgiveness leads to humble thanksgiving, understand the deep meaning of forgiveness witnessed in the story behind the song “Forgiveness” by Matthew West. Photo by Daniel Nanescu

Selfies + Chat With Dr. Ana Marìa Polo

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After attending a private roundtable discussion with Cuban American lawyer and arbitrator on Telemundo’s Caso Cerrado, Dr. Ana Marìa Polo has won our hearts. Her sincere personality is jolly yet professional, to the point yet wise, witty yet thought-provoking. And, full of surprises. With my crossover question at hand, Polo beat me to it and announced, “For Thanksgiving I…