These are the years to stand firm on your purpose, embrace life transitions with wisdom, set goals and new direction, if needed, and pour grace and kindness over your relationships and calling.

Back to You Time; Why Not?

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Perspective: Yes, it’s back to school time! Oh no, it’s back to school time! Isn’t that the truth? No sooner do we celebrate the beginning of this new season when we are suddenly reminded of what back-to-school entails. Summer vacations are over, and we pick up the pace as we embrace the busyness of the…

Do You Want to Be Well? Habits vs Addictions

Be Well-Maggie Sabatier-Smith-SENIORita-Chispa Magazine

Create the habits that support your best life possible. Of course, that’s what we all want. As a coach, I invite my clients to take inventory of their habits—a treasure hunt that reveals best practices, as well as those that sabotage their success. While on the surface this may appear to be a simple weeding-out…

Mother’s Day… So Much More

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             Mother’s Day typically surfaces a longing to return to the child in me—the one that seeks protection, comfort, encouragement, hugs that last forever, muchos besitos, and the one that dreams of a future filled with playful adventures. I’m still that little girl. You would think that after a lifetime of…

Eyes of Wonder… Put on a New Set of Eyes

Eyes of Wonder-Maggie Sabatier Smith-Chispa Magazine

SENIORitas, have been there and done that. We have experienced life’s joys, sorrows, challenges and absolutely get it, “…there is nothing new under the sun,” says Ecclesiastes 1:9. Our family traditions fill our calendars and we look forward to the familiar. With an eye toward legacy we encourage (sometimes not so gently) our children and grandchildren…

Do You Think I’m Beautiful?

Maggie Sabatier-Smith-Chispa Magazine

I’m not sure at what age little girls begin to doubt their beauty. My six year old granddaughter is still at the confident stage. “Look at me Mima!” she says. Whether it’s taekwondo or just running around the farm, she often turns to make sure I’m watching. Sammi is our princess, and she knows it.…

Good Enough

Spring SENIORita-Aaron Burden-Chispa Magazine

Is your life good? Is it good enough? Are you satisfied with where you are spiritually, emotionally, and relationally? I wonder if Abram in the Old Testament thought his life was ‘good enough’ when God called him out of Ur and onto a better place.  God called Abram to leave his usual routine at Ur…