Today is a New Day, Own it

By Samantha McKenzie “Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.”  Buddha Life is complicated, but today, let’s really try to make it simple. Cut out a few things this weekend and replace it with all of the good things that benefit you and your body. Say no to soda, drive…

Good Energy Only

By Dawn Onley The energy we put out into the universe has a way of coming back to us — like a boomerang. It’s how people come to learn us. Think about one of your dear friends. Say his or her name. What popped into your head just now? Probably a physical image of your…

Be Strong Enough to Live the Life You Imagined

By Samantha McKenzie Have you ever been told that you’re too strong or that it’s hard for people to help you because you act like you have it all together or like you don’t need anyone? Have you ever felt like you’re not enough or that if you were just a little smarter, or richer,…

Ridding Anger from Social Media Posts, in an Effort to Be Truly Heard

Today, we run a featured blog post by Karen Hall, a licensed psychotherapist who has a private practice in Maryland. She raises a great point about the hostile political climate in America over the past several years. It made me think. Like the best posts, it was reflective and introspective and I saw myself in…

Seize the Day

This phrase, originated from Horace’s book Ores, means seize, enjoy and make use of the day.  The sage advice, offered by Siduri to Gilgamesh, is followed by “quam minimum credula postero,” which translates into “put little trust in tomorrow.” This ancient wisdom inspires us to make good use of the time we have now and use every bit…

The Journey of Letting Go

By Dawn Onley From the moment we are born, we start the journey of letting go. Eventually, we are weaned from the bottle when we are old enough for solid food. We take our first steps and gain independence from our mom’s hip and daddy’s arms. We learn to ride a bike and, years later,…

What’s So Special About You

By Samantha McKenzie “The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche What’s special about you? Don’t think too hard. Just start…

Do it Today. Whatever it is.

By Dawn Onley There are people who woke up this morning who won’t make it through this day. Jarring right? Not really. I could be one of them. Heck, so could you. This is not meant to scare you. It is simply meant to state a fact that is often so easily forgotten as we go…

The Places That Nurtured Me

By Samantha McKenzie There’s no place like home. There’s no place like home. There’s no place like the many places I’ve lived that have helped nurture me every step of the way. I was born in Nassau, Bahamas to Guyanese parents and moved to Brooklyn, N.Y. when I was three years old. I didn’t leave…

Unleashing Our Higher Selves

Dawn Onley Everything you’ve ever wished for is on the other side of fear. Fear can keep us from so many things: Love. The dream job. Untold opportunities. A meaningful life. The right friendships. Fear of failure can keep us from success, on our own terms. Fear of success can keep us stagnant. When we…