There are 7.5 Billion People on Earth

By Samantha McKenzie There are 7.5 billion people living on Earth. That means there are 7.5 billion people to ask for help. There’s an incredible amount of opportunities for these human beings to assist us in this thing called life. You are not alone. There are billions of people who can join us in the fight…

Don’t Wait. Don’t Stay Stuck.

By Dawn Onley If a child is bored, she is not creative enough. If an adult feels stuck, she is not creative enough. Life can be brutal. One thing after another can leave us feeling despondent and lost. There are real life circumstances that overwhelm us, and threaten to take us under by the sheer…

Not Built to Break

By Samantha McKenzie I didn’t know who Alice Marie Johnson was until I read that she was recently released from prison – thanks in part to Kim Kardashian’s celebrity, the long-running advocacy of the clemency foundation CAN-DO, friends and family. Like many others, I celebrated her new found freedom and gave an approving nod to Donald…

Unleash Your Potential

By Dawn Onley Your highest self is waiting for you. My highest self is awaiting me. This is not simply a concept or a theory. It’s a truth that is as old as the ages, and it is only unleashed through faith. At night, we dream big dreams for ourselves, but we have no idea of how…

The Big Sin

By Samantha McKenzie The biggest sin you can commit is lying…to yourself. You can argue there are worse sins, like murder or armed robbery. You may even consider adultery or pedophilia at the top of the list. But it’s the lie that you tell yourself that gives way to all of the above. Lying to…

I’m Grateful for Incalculable Wealth

“Don’t measure your wealth by how many things you have. Measure your wealth by how many things you have that you wouldn’t take money for.” Myrlie Evers  By Dawn Onley How wealthy are you? I’m not talking about how much money you make or the value of your stock portfolio or the stuff that you…

Learn to Love Your Own Finish Line

By Samantha McKenzie Every time I see the word race, I think of speed, of winning and about burning an excess amount of energy. It makes me think of sweat. Even when used in the context of a specific group of people, the word race still conjures up images of competition, of surpassing others, and of being…

Anticipate Your Reward

By Dawn Onley Nothing beats the joy of sweet anticipation. My 5-year-old has already peeped this as evidenced when he asks me to buy him a specific toy or to fix him a specific meal or to read him a specific book or allow him to watch his favorite movie or to take him to…

Choose Bravely

By Dawn Onley We get to choose. Every day we wake up, we have a brand new set of options. We have the ability to decide where we’ll work, where we’ll live, who we’ll love and like, who we’ll spend time with, or even what we’ll have for dinner. What a blessing that is! In a…

Gifts are Meant to be Unwrapped

By Samantha McKenzie “All worthwhile men have good thoughts, good ideas and good intentions – but precious few of them ever translate those into action.” – John Hancock Field Gifts are meant to be unwrapped. They bring joy and excitement to the giver and the receiver. But what about your own gifts? You know, the ones…

I Hope You Dance

“I believe that you’re great, that there’s something magnificent about you. Regardless of what has happened to you in your life. Regardless of how young or old you think you might be. The moment you begin to ‘think properly,’ this something that’s within you, this power within you that’s greater than the world, it will…

The Mother of a Princess

By Samantha McKenzie Introducing Doria Loyce Ragland, mother of the new Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle. Born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1956, Doria is the only child of Jeanette Arnold and Alvin Ragland. She lives in View Park–Windsor Hills, Los Angeles, California, in a house left to her by her father. She earned a master’s degree…