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How to Balance Self-Care and Family Life

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How to Balance Self-Care and Family Life

 

When parents feel burned out, it can be harder for them to care for their loved ones or engage in social-emotional activities. This is exactly why self-care is an important pillar of healthy family life. If you’re struggling to fit self-care into your life and still be there for your family, you can find time to do little things to help yourself out. Here’s how you can balance the two.

 

  1. Play sports together

 

Experts highlight the fact that playing sports together isn’t just a way to get exercise together. It reinforces family bonds in a positive way and creates healthy traditions. It’s also a great way to decompress and get out some tension after a long day. Basketball is a great sport to play together as a family. If you’re looking to buy a basketball hoop for your home, research them thoroughly. Outside of price (you can purchase one for under $200), you’ll also want to look at how durable it is, as well as how easy it is to assemble.

 

  1. Chores are for everyone

 

Child development researchers mention that sharing chores can give kids structure and routine. This helps maintain good parental relationships. It also frees up time for the family to spend together. Get your kids and partner in on all the chores, including cooking. Do chores together as a group. This can help incentivize your family to get things done because there will be less work to do if you work together.

 

  1. Declutter your home

 

This may sound contradictory, but one of the best ways to relax is by maintaining a clean home. A messy environment can overwhelm you with too much visual stimuli, causing anxiety and feelings of guilt and embarrassment. Invite the family to help you organize one room at a time; make it fun by playing your favorite music. When it’s time to deep clean the home, give yourself a break by hiring a cleaning service. The average price of maid services in Anchorage ranges from $133 to $305.

 

  1. Prioritize rest

 

You may feel like there’s a long list of items to take care of from the moment you wake up. Making sure your body gets enough rest is an important way to reduce stress, maximize energy, and actually be more productive. It sometimes can be a family effort, but if your kids are in bed and the house is a little more peaceful, it’ll be easier for you to wind down and go to bed at a reasonable time.

 

  1. Try some apps

 

Phone apps can be used to track productivity, gauge smartphone use, or even lock a phone for a short time. This is beneficial because smartphones are one of the biggest detractors from quality family time. Turning your phones off for just a short period is an excellent way to maximize family time. Some apps also help you track habits and help you get into healthier habits and move away from the bad ones. Use your phone’s powers for good.

 

  1. Compliment your loved ones

 

Compliments can positively impact mental health. Studies have also shown that giving compliments can even positively influence immune function and promote serotonin release. They don’t have to be rare to be sincere. Regularly identify specific things you love about your family members and friends and tell them about it. If you appreciate your child cleaning their room, tell them. If you appreciate what your partner does for you, tell them.

 

  1. Take a walk

 

Walking can help people sleep better and improve heart health. It also provides a fun activity that the whole family can engage in. Take regular walks throughout the day whenever possible. If you work away from home, walk around your office building. You can walk up and down stairwells to improve your fitness. Take walks with your family as well, as walks are a calming activity.

 

  1. Write down one goal

 

Writing down a goal increases the likelihood that the goal will be achieved by improving motivation and narrowing the focus of the goal. Simply having the reminder each day is hugely beneficial. Goals can also help you identify what you really want and give you something to work on regularly.

 

As you spend more time with your family and find ways to do fun things together, you’ll feel better. Get your family members involved in doing chores, and set goals. Self-care isn’t just being alone; it’s finding time for the people you love.

Trusting My Intuition Leads to A Wonderful Reading

Trusting my intuition is one of the things I have been working on for several years. How many times have you thought that you should do something and then went ahead and did something else that turned out to be the wrong thing? We have all done that many times. When I get those little nudges I try to notice them and follow them.

Recently I did a reading that I just have to share with you.  It was one of those readings that really touches my heart. And it's also a lesson in trusting your intuition.

A lady called me for a reading. She needed it soon and I agreed to do it. My readings are almost all on the phone and she agreed to that. From the very start this reading seemed to violate many of the rules I have learned from other mediums and set for myself.

The lady who called was making the appointment for someone else. I don't usually like that. She was going to be present when the client was getting her reading. I don't usually like that either because it can bring in too many spirits and the one you want may have less of a chance to come through. But I liked her energy so I agreed to these things.

My Intuition Told Me to Go

A short time before her appointment I started getting the urge to go to them and do the appointment in person.  I had no idea what this was about but I was not planning on seeing people that day and had not dressed for it.

I texted the lady who had arranged the appointment and told her that I needed to come see them in person. They agreed.

When I arrived for the appointment there were four family members present. This is usually something I am not comfortable with because, again, it can bring in too many spirits. But my intuition told me it was OK and that they should stay.

I started the reading and immediately their beloved, son/brother came through. This was the person they all wanted and needed to hear from. This lovely young man who's life ended tragically short, brought through great evidence. Right away he wanted me to hug his mother.

The reading brought tears to everyone's eyes including me. I am so grateful that I trusted my intuition all along the way and did this reading the way the young man in spirit wanted me to. He was speaking to me through my intuition knowing I would trust it. He knew that doing the reading the way he suggested would be best for everyone involved.

It turned out to be the kind of reading that makes me so glad to be doing the work I am doing. I feel so privileged to be able to facilitate this kind of healing for people.

With Love
Chloe

Chloe Miguel,Psychic Medium
Anchorage, Alaska Nov. 7, 2018

 

Beloved Fiancé In Spirit Comes Through

Why Is Evidence Important?

5 Reasons Why Mediums Cannot Reach Every Spirit

5 Reasons Why Mediums Cannot Reach Every Spirit

I want you to connect with your loved ones. I really do. When I am able to facilitate a good connection and you can really feel your loved one there with us the experience is exhilarating! I love being able to you one more connection and to show you that your loved ones are still with you.

But I can't always do it.  I wish I could. Try as I might there are just some spirits I can't reach.

Please know this does NOT mean that the loved one is not in the spirit world. Or that they are trapped here on earth or any other negative thing.  It simply means for any number of reasons their loved one and I are not able to communicate.

Sometimes in a reading my client really, really wants to reach a particular person in spirit and for any number of reasons I am not able to connect in a meaningful way.

So why does that happen?

1. Free Will

Everyone has free will.  Just as you cannot make anyone here do anything you also cannot make any spirit do anything. That is why I cannot guarantee that a particular spirit will come through for you. I can no more make promises on behalf of those in spirit than I can of people here in the physical world.

In this regard, I have heard people say things like "I know my loved one would mention X". My response to this you are making assumptions. You don't know that. There may be a reason they don't. It may fall into one of the categories listed below as well.

2.Radio dial

Many mediums liken mediumship to a radio dial.   Mediums work in a given range of vibration frequency much like a radio dial receives radio transmission within a certain range of frequency.  People in the spirit world can communicate within a certain range of frequency.  If the mediums frequency does not match up with the spirit person's frequency then they can't communicate.

3. The Medium's and the Spirit Communicator's styles Do Not Match

Have you ever experienced trying to talk with someone and all you can come up with is awkward small talk? Then you start a conversation with someone else and you feel like instant best friends with no problem communicating?

It's like that with spirit people too.  Sometimes we mediums just get along better with some spirit people than with others. I find that if a person was a good communicator when alive then he usually makes a good communicator as a spirit too.

4. Experience

Usually the more experience you have with any skill the better you are at it.  Mediumship works the same way.  The more experienced the medium the more spirit people he or she can communicate with and the better they are at receiving and interpreting messages.  That's why it is important that mediums continue to hone their skills with meditation, practice, classes and sitting in mediumship circles.

I still take classes, and do as many readings as I can and do a special meditation every day to enhance my abilities.

5. Unknown Reasons

There are some things that it is just best for us to not know.  Sometimes a spirit person doesn't come through or doesn't want to connect and I really don't know why.  When this happens I like to offer my clients another time to connect.  I do want to make the connections for you that you want.

I find that I can typically connect with most spirits that my clients want to connect with. However, I also find that not all connections are really great. On average I find that about 10%-25% of connections are really great.  I find that 50%-70% are pretty good and 10%-25% are really not good at all. So usually in a given reading I will have one great connection and a couple that are good and one where I barely get any information at all.

I hope this post has answered some of your questions.  Thank you for reading.

Love,

Chloe

Chloe Miguel, Psychic Medium
November 1, 2018
Anchorage, Alaska

 

Beloved Fiance in Spirit Comes Through

Why is Evidence Important?

 

What Are Ghosts?

Let's talk about ghosts.

What is a ghost?

There are two different types of ghosts -  those with consciousness and those without consciousness.

Ghosts Without Consciousness

These are energy imprints.  They are not spirits with an awareness of their environment or what is going on around them and they do not interact with you in a conscious way.  Ghosts like this are rather like left over energy. They are not true spirits in the way we think of a spirit as basically being a person without a body.

My guides explained it to me by showing me that it was similar to listening to recorded music or watching a DVD. The action has already been recorded.  The band isn't in your home playing for you. Yet you are hearing them play.  It's only a recording.

Similarly, some ghosts are just an energy recording.

This type of ghost is pretty common. It's the 'ghost' you see walking down a hall in an old building that doesn't acknowledge you. Or it's the spirit that always appears by the side of the road at the same day and time.

Ghosts With a Consciousness

This type of ghost is a true spirit and is aware of its environment and does interact with you. We often refer to them as earth-bound spirits. But this is a misnomer because there is no such thing as a spirit being trapped on the earth plane.  Although, some spirits choose to exist this way. But everyone has free will and they are NOT trapped.

Spirit people have many reasons for staying on the earth plane longer than is normal. Usually it has to do with being too attached to things that happened in their physical life and they aren't ready to let go.

Perhaps they don't want anyone living in their house. Or they feel they need to care for their loved ones still here. Maybe they haven't accepted that they are dead and are trying to let their loved ones still on earth know that their consciousness has survived.

I read a story* about a woman who discovered through hypnosis that she had existed as a ghost for four years after being left by her lover.

Most of the time when people see a spirit it is the spirit of a loved one who they are missing. They call it a ghost. So in this sense, the words 'ghost' and 'spirit' are interchangeable.

I think of all the ghosts with a consciousness as just simply 'spirits'.

So I hope this clears up any misconceptions you may have about ghosts.

With Love,
Chloe
Chloe Miguel, Psychic Medium
Anchorage, AK September 4, 2018

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*Destiny of Souls, Newton, Michael, Ph.D.

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Beloved Fiance In Spirit Comes Through

Beloved Fiance Comes Through

I had an amazing experience with Spirit today that I'm excite to share with you.

I was sitting in my office and I started to feel a presence with me.  Once he knew I could feel him, he sent me tastes and smell.  I started smelling fresh-cut grass and the gasoline and oil of a lawn mower. He also sent me an image of the lady he wanted to communicate with.

I knew who she was through Facebook. I've read for her before. I also knew this was her beloved fiance who passed away over a year ago.  She has been missing him so much and has not yet been able to connect with him through a medium.

Immediately I messaged her on Facebook and gave her the evidence I was getting: cut grass, gasoline, lawnmower, coconut bath products, other luxurious bath products and the oddest one - donuts in the garage.

She texted right back and was overjoyed to hear from her beloved. She verified all of the evidence I was getting. The messages of loved flowed. They have a son together as well and the spirit man expressed joy and love and pride for their boy.

I'm so grateful for my gift. I'm so grateful to be able to make these connections for people. I love what I do and I love demonstrating that our souls absolutely do go on after our physical deaths.

Love Always,
Chloe

Chloe Miguel, Psychic Medium
August 23, 2018
Anchorage, Alaska

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West Highland Terrier Says Hello

Pets Love to Say Hello

I love it when I'm doing a psychic reading and the sitter's loved ones in spirit pop in to say hello. My client is always so happy. I love that I can help people that way.

Recently I was doing a psychic reading for someone regarding some career advice.  At the end of the reading she asked "Do you see anything else for me?" Just then a west highland terrier came into my mind.

I said "You have a west highland terrier?" She immediately started crying and said "Oh she died. I miss her so much!" I was so happy to be able to tell her that her little sweet pooch was safe and happy on the other side and is still with her now.

My client was thrilled! It made her day. These are the moments that I am so grateful for as a psychic medium.

With Love,

Chloe

Chloe Miguel, Psychic Medium
Anchorage, Alaska
July, 2018

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Everyday Miracles

How I Met My Spirit Guide

How I Met My Spirit Guide

 

I met my spirit guide, Christof, before I even knew I was a medium or a psychic in January of 2016.

My friends at work and I had been on a spiritual path of discovery. I was learning about all kinds of new age concepts and had learned about spirit guides. Like many people I wanted to know who my spirit guide was.  I wanted to know a name and a face so I had a tangible image in my mind.

I was reading all kinds of books about spirit guides and decided just to ask if I could meet him.  Every night before I went to sleep I asked if my guide would introduce himself to me in my dreams.

It took about two weeks of consistent asking for him to show up. Then he appeared in a vivid dream.

Christof Appears

In my dream - which I now believe was actually astral travel - I was in my bed sleeping. I woke up and got out of my bed and walked into the hallway outside my room. There standing at the top of the stairs was my guide!

I knew immediately exactly who he was. This was my main spirit guide! He was about 5'10", muscular build, short black hair and olive complexion and looked Italian-American. He was wearing black BDU style pants with large pockets on the sides. They were tucked into black tactical boots. He was wearing a fitted red t-shirt tucked into his pants. I knew he was a fireman in his station house uniform. He also carried a small black hose coiled around his left shoulder. "Well come on let's go". He said to me.

What the actual hell?!! My spirit guide was MALE...and a hot male at that??? Oh NO NO NO NO NO! This cannot be my spirit guide. This was NOT what I expected a spirit guide to look like. Where are the flowing robes, the angelic glow?? And he's a GUY!? My spirit guide who knows all my deepest, darkest most embarrassing secrets is a hot guy!?? NO!!!

In my deepest mind I knew this was my spirit guide but my conscious mind did not want to accept it.  My spirit guide could simply NOT be an Italian-American male firefighter.  This is the spirit who knows me best. I just can't share my most intimate thoughts with a guy like this.

I told myself he must my son's spirit guide. My young son was very into all things firefighting at the time. Yes this must be his guide. Where's my real guide? Obviously this is a mistake.  All of this processed in my mind in just an instant. I had no choice but to go with him.

Other Spirit Guides

The next instant he was showing me a book. It looked similar to a high-school year book. He then opened it somewhere in the middle and showed me a page with some pictures on it. The pictures were oval black and white photographs of people and one giraffe. They were arranged in a circle. There were about 12 of them. Just over half had a picture in them and the rest were blank.

I understood these to be pictures of all my spirit guides. The ones with pictures in them were guides who had already appeared in my life. The rest of the guides would appear later when I needed them.

Validation in the Physical World

When I woke up and realized I had dreamed about my spirit guide I took a few hours to process it all. I did not remember who was in all the pictures except that one had been a giraffe. But I still did not know my guides name.

I asked in my mind what his name was. The information came in a rush and felt like a download. This was the first time I experienced this feeling of receiving information and knowing it was coming from outside me. "Christopher, Christoph, No it's Christof - with an 'f'." then Christof validated this experience in the physical world.

So I knew my guide's name is Christof. The next thing I heard in my mind was "Google my name". I Googled Christof and the first page I clicked on was a short bit of dialogue from the movie The Truman Show. Two characters named Christof and Chloe are discussing lighting for The Truman Show.

Christof: "We need more light. We'l never find him this way. What time is it?"

Chloe: "It's ...way too early for that."

Christof: "Cue the sun."

That's right. When I Googled Christof's name the very first page I came to was dialogue between two people named Christof and Chloe where Christof was bringing the light. POW! My mind was blown.

More Evidence

I need lots of evidence so I wanted more confirmation. So I grabbed my closest deck of oracle cards The Psychic Tarot.

The first card I pulled was "Spiritual Strength". Ok that's nice but I want more proof. I shuffled the cards and drew "Truth". BAM! I shuffled again and again drew the "Truth" Card. Twice in a row! I shuffled and drew again and once again got the "Truth" card. Holy Crap! This is REAL!

Christof had confirmed his existence to me in the real world.

Since then I have come to know and trust Christof. There are other guides in my life. I had another dream where Paul, my healing guide showed up. He is very tall with long straight gray hair. I have also met Ruth, my creativity guide, and Kayla my nature guide.

Recently I have found I have a mediumship guide.  He is and elderly gentleman who helps with my mediumship. I know him only as "Grandfather".  But he is not a grandfather I knew in this life.  I have also known a few others.

I hope you enjoyed my story and that it helps you understand that you can meet your spirit guides too.

 

With Love,

Chloe

Chloe Miguel, Psychic Medium
June 1, 2018
Anchorage, Alaska

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A Medium's Beliefs About Reincarnation

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Six Reasons Why Light Workers Should Charge Fees

Six Reasons Why Light Workers Should Charge Fees

As a psychic medium I am in contact with many other mediums, energy healers, psychics and light workers. The argument of whether we should charge for our work repeatedly comes up. A common perception is that since our work is spiritual we should not charge fees. I argue that this is not a good reason as everything is spiritual. We are spiritual beings.

Whether we are focused on the spiritual aspect of our existence matters not. It is who we are. We each have a soul. Therefore every, accountant, lawyer, doctor, ice-cream scooper, artist, housekeeper, etc. is doing spiritual work for his or her own soul's growth. My work as a medium is no more spiritual than that of an accountant.  We cannot be separate from the spiritual. We are the spiritual. I clearly come down on the side of" it's ok to charge for our work". Here's why.

1. This Is My Livelihood

In the United States where I live, anyone who wants is entitled to obtain the necessary skills and education for whatever (legal) job he or she desires and earn a living doing it.  Anyone. It's one of the blessings of being an American.  I am free to explore my interests, talents and abilities. Because my work is deemed "spiritual" does this mean that I do not deserve to earn a living? Priests are supported by the diocese they serve.  Even the Dalai Lama is supported by his order.

2. If I did not charge for my psychic medium skills I would have to work at another job that would not leave time and energy for mediumship.

If I were only giving my work for free, I would still have to support my family. So I would need to find another job to pay the bills. This job would likely not serve other people to the best of my ability the way being a medium does. It also most likely would not feed my soul the way being a psychic medium does. Additionally, If I were working at another job it would divert my energy and time away from working as a medium and helping people through my mediumship. I simply could not help as many people.

3. We Train A Lot

Just as other people attend schools and training so do light workers. Most of us are continually seeking to improve our skills and abilities.  While we may start with a raw "gift", as do many people, we train to improve it. This training costs us money and time. We pay for the training ourselves and often spend many, many hours and thousands of dollars improving our natural talents. A concert pianist may have a wonderful natural, spiritual gift of playing the piano. She will also spend money and time developing her natural gift. Should that pianist not be compensated because her ability is "God-given" or "spiritual"?

4. Everyone has a gift.

All special abilities or "gifts" people have are spiritual in nature for us to use. The gift may be intelligence, athleticism, healing, sewing, baking cakes, throwing a baseball, painting, sculpting, counting money, etc. Many people work using their special gifts and skills. Should they not be compensated'? Should a doctor be required to live as a pauper simply because he's using his God-given gifts of healing and intelligence?

5. Each Light Worker needs to Choose What is Best

Ultimately, each medium, healer, psychic, reiki practitioner, etc needs to decide what works best for him or her.  Most importantly, he or she should refrain from judging what other light workers choose.  Some may have the luxury of working for free or on a donations basis only. Others need to earn an income.  I can't say whether you should or should not charge for your work or how much you should charge.  What you choose to do is up to you.

I have seen very many mediums disparaging other mediums for "charging too much". They feel that when a medium becomes famous they often start charging too much. It may seem like a lot of money to me but that isn't for me to judge. I don't have to pay for that medium's services if I don't want to.  If people are willing to pay the high prices then that is what the service is worth. Like it or not in a free market society such as ours,  a service (or anything) is worth what other people are wiling to pay for it - not more and not less.

6. It's an Energy Exchange

Lastly, when we as light workers perform our work there is an energy exchange involved. Even if we are channeling our healing or messages from a higher power there is an energy exchange involved. We are giving of ourselves and our energy to other people. If we do not receive energy back we will find ourselves depleted. We will grow increasingly unhappy and and feel like we are giving all the time and being taken advantage of. Nobody wants to end up as a bitter light worker.  Not charging may be fine for someone who does it as a hobby. That's his choice. It's not up to me to judge if someone charges or how much he charges.

7. Bonus Seventh Reason

People value what they pay for. When people put energy or money into something they value it. The perceived value of the item or service increases. Conversely, people often don't value what they are given for free.  This is a well known marketing concept and is the reason designers are able to charge a premium for their items such as shoes and handbags. They are deemed luxury items. Is the item really worth more? The raw materials used the make the items are probably top quality but so are many non-designer items. When they put the designer label on it suddenly the perceived value goes up. That’s not to say I think light workers should charge designer prices, but then again who am I to judge what you do?

I hope I've clarified some of the reasons it's OK to charge for you work as a light worker. May you discover your value and most importantly value yourself.

Blessings,

Chloe Miguel, Psychic Medium

April 3, 2018 Anchorage, Alaska

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