Take the Time to Explore You

By Samantha McKenzie In the midst of our busy lives, and everything we are responsible for, we are haphazardly evolving. Each day brings more experiences and adaptations (and adaptations to old experiences). If nothing else, we are constantly changing, morphing, and with good intentions – getting closer and closer to our better selves. Take time…

Keep Hope Alive. But Know when to Let Go.

“The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.” — Unknown By Dawn Onley Is something in life just not working for you? It doesn’t matter what it is — a relationship, a job, a belief, an exercise regimen, whatever – the point is, if…

If Not Now, Then When?

By Dawn Onley One of the greatest lies we tell ourselves is that we have time; we’ll do it later. To go after our dreams. To say I’m sorry. To phone a loved one. To eat healthier. To work out. To hug our kids. To tell someone how proud we are of them. To pay…

Where life begins…

By Samantha McKenzie “Why not go out on a limb? That’s where the fruit is.” Mark Twain Inspiring people to chase after their dreams and follow their passions comes at a steep price. The stakes are high and the sacrifices are almost insurmountable. The acceptance rate is low and the negative comments usually come from the people…

‘We are the Change that We Seek’

Resistance always takes the form of fear. That’s the overriding thing.” – Steven Pressfield, “The War of Art.” By Dawn Onley There has been a lot written over the years about change. It’s hard. It’s good. It’s necessary. It’s disruptive. It’s inevitable. It’s uncomfortable. It’s a process. It signifies growth. It’s the essence of life. It’s terrifying. We resist…

Powerful. Period.

By Samantha McKenzie They say a picture is worth a thousand words…this one is pure power. It reminds me of what it takes to stand up for what you believe in. To lay it all on the line and to walk your path with faith and courage. This is what is necessary to take us…

Don’t Believe the Lie

By Dawn Onley Anais Nin called shame: “The lie someone told you about yourself.” When you are feeling down, you may be more apt to beat yourself up with language like “I never do anything right,” or “for once why can’t I win?” You may spend precious time lamenting a past decision or a past…

An Open Letter to Our Aunties

By Samantha McKenzie “Truth never damages a cause that is just.” ― Mahatma Gandhi Dear Aunties, We love you. But we were counting on you to tell us the truth. We knew our mothers wouldn’t and oftentimes grandma thought she shouldn’t, but you, you had a different role to play. We needed you to tell…

“I Hope You’ll Join Me in Shouting!”

By Dawn Onley Have you ever noticed how loud kids are? It’s funny, even when they “whisper,” they are loud. They are bursting with energy and joy, excited to tell us whatever it is they want to tell us and despite our pleas, they just won’t allow this good news to be bottled up and…