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Sandra Carrington-Smith

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Sandra Carrington-Smith

<p>Sandra Carrington-Smith is a mother, writer, life coach, and self-titled &quot;life observer,&quot; currently living in Raleigh, North Carolina, with her husband, three children, an oversized cat and a goldfish. <br /> A native of Italy, with poetry published there as a young adult, Sandra grew up in a fascinating environment: her father is a devout Catholic, her mother a Voodoo priestess, her maternal grandmother a Strega witch (a centuries-old practice of Italian witchcraft), and her paternal grandmother a Christian healer. Although these paths are often perceived as being at odds with one another, Sandra realized at an early age how similar they are; she learned to travel through life with an open mind, viewing her journey from multiple angles. This early lesson in perception has allowed her to create a full, diverse, loving life experience, and in turn offer guidance to those in search of the same. <br /> &nbsp;It is Sandra's vast knowledge of Voodoo which makes her background even more fascinating.&nbsp; She has crafted her own path in the realms of a more elusive, secretive following of Voodoo, which made her uniquely qualified to write the intriguing novel, The Book of Obeah.<br /> People from all backgrounds and life situations are naturally drawn to Sandra.&nbsp; Her blogs are read by people around the world, many of whom have contacted her requesting life-coaching sessions and inquiring as to where they can purchase her books!&nbsp; The blogs have been widely distributed locally; they have been used by ministers in their weekly sermons, and have also led to invitations to speak at various gatherings.&nbsp; At least one bestselling author, while at a local business establishment, had the opportunity to read the blogs, which are made available for the clientele.<br /> &nbsp;Sandra combines the charming, worldly sophistication of Isabella Rossellini; the delightful, upbeat attitude of magickal-yet-practical mom, Samantha Stevens of Bewitched; the timeless, maternal wisdom of Olivia Walton; all flavored with a dash of Erma Bombeck's sensible humor.<br /> &nbsp;A gifted speaker, teacher and networker, she has already developed many contacts through various affiliations, laying the foundation for a solid platform:&nbsp; writers' groups (which include local media), spiritual groups, self-help organizations, and dozens of online social networking venues.<br /> &nbsp;Writing regular thought-provoking blogs has resulted in Sandra&rsquo;s profile being significantly raised, with featured articles at DivineCaroline.com, a leading website for women (with an average of two million unique visitors per month), as well as regular features on a regional news network&rsquo;s website. <br /> Through her life and her work, Sandra has developed a consistent message:&nbsp; A shift in perspective can drastically alter one's perception of reality.&nbsp; <br /> It is her mission to offer people ways to see the world differently, gently guiding them toward self-discovery and healing, encouraging them to create a more fulfilling, more joyful reality.<br /> &nbsp;</p>

Stories by Sandra Carrington-Smith

Of the four billion people who died in the twentieth century from all causes combined, 185,000,000 deaths were caused by other humans. At 8.5 million...
Osama bin Laden is confirmed dead. As news of his demise spread, videos and reports of worldwide cheer exploded across the media. Thousands of people...
C. S. Lewis is best known among literary enthusiasts as the author of the famed Chronicles of Narnia, a series of seven books that have captured...
While many of us are busy anchoring down on earth during what appears to be a very stressful summer on so many levels—the economy is still...
When my mother mentioned buying a treadmill once, my father looked at her with a slightly surprised frown on his face. “That contraption won...
If one could write a recipe for the perfect afternoon, yesterday had all the right ingredients. After the babysitter arrived—to Morgan’s...
With temperatures breaking into the low 100s, yesterday was definitely a scorcher, but since a friend and I had planned to meet for coffee early in...
“He who likes cherries soon learns to climb.” –German proverb My friend Julie and I have one thing in common—we both don...
The past few days it has been late spring-cleaning time at the Carrington-Smiths. With two very busy months behind, one kid ready to travel, and two...
“Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.” -Marie Curie “What are you most afraid of?” When I ask this...
Yesterday was a fun day. It started around seven in the morning when I woke up in a house full of sleeping kids. I went downstairs, started the...
“Shyness has a strange element of narcissism. A Belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people.” ~ Andre...
Our world is going through a hard shift. On that, I believe, everyone is likely to agree. Not only does it seem that our planet is being traumatized...
“The pleasure of expecting enjoyment is often greater than that of obtaining it, and the completion of almost every wish is found a...
“Your own mind is a sacred enclosure into which nothing harmful can enter except by your promotion.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson If you can...

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