Conversations

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

Say Six to Celebrate Your First Year Together

Chispa Magazine

Back from your honeymoon and feeling like all the wedding planning and celebrating is over? For some of us, that is a very freeing feeling and for others it’s rather sad. Fear not newlywed, although your wedding was a huge celebration of combining your life with your spouse’s there are many things to celebrate during…

More Women Now Prefer To Negotiate Over Men in Key Areas

When it comes to negotiating with a car dealer, what’s the comfort level of men and women? Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest online car lease marketplace, was interested to take the pulse of car shoppers around the country. According to their findings, women are now warming up to the negotiation process. An online survey was presented…

Lessons From Our Losses

Last week, tragedy struck the family of a ministry colleague. He and his wife recently relocated to a church in another state, moving away from a city where they had lived for decades and leaving behind their adult children, grandchildren, and even their parents. Their profound sacrifice and faithful obedience to this calling was truly…

Dear Dr. Sherman: Self-Esteem?

Chispa Magazine

Photo by Coley Christine Catalano Q: Dear Dr. Sherman, Lately I feel like my self-esteem is low and as a result, I’m not as happy. I feel myself comparing my life to others and I often criticize myself. I know this isn’t good. Do you have any tips on how to start feeling better about…

The Get Fit or Get Fat Woman: Iriel Franklin

Iriel Franklin | Chispa Magazine

After losing her father to heart failure three years ago, Iriel Franklin, who is a senior accountant by day, began posting about her journey online and quickly grew a following of over a collective 18,000 followers between Facebook and Instagram, developed a product line Get Fit or Get Fat, and now hosts digital fitness challenges and inspires…