Failure Isn’t Final

  By Dawn Onley Oprah Winfrey was famously fired from a local TV station in Baltimore for being too emotional while reporting the news. J.K. Rowling, a divorced, single mom, was penniless when she wrote the first Harry Potter book. That book was rejected by 12 different publishers before it was finally published. Henry Ford…

Our Emotions: Rebranded

By Samantha McKenzie Emotions are a part of every human being. They are the fine arts of the human soul, the lighthouse that guides the ships to shore and the part of us that distinguishes the truth from the lie. We are women. We are beautiful complex human beings. This has both fascinated and perplexed mankind…

Knowledge is Queen

By Dawn Onley I’m a geek at heart. I love to learn new things. I enjoy traveling to new places and trying new experiences. I’m a whiz at searching for information. The only thing that halts my search is my desire to read just about everything I come across. “It’ll only take 5 minutes,” I…

Write a Love Letter Today

By Samantha McKenzie Write a love letter today. But this time, write it to yourself. I know, the idea seems a bit far fetched, a stretch to the everyday imagination. It’s not what we’ve been taught to do, but do it anyway. I have written quite a few love letters before. A romantic at heart,…

Pulled by Purpose

“Pain pushes until vision pulls.” – Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith By Dawn Onley I love this quote and have found it to be true. We are often pushed by pain in order to grow – which is a reactive state to be in. Have you ever gotten so fed up that you did something? Did you…

Being Beautiful, Unique and Gifted

By Samantha McKenzie You are beautiful. Let’s not waste too much time debating this fact. It’s true. You were born into a world that was ready and waiting for you. Your presence was met with the warmth and love of others and your very being filled the room with an unimaginable joy. Planned or unplanned, we…

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…

Finding Healthier Ways to Spend Your Time

By Samantha McKenzie We spend most of our lives using up every bit of our time. We live in a society so pressed for time, so obsessed with doing stuff, that we no longer value precious space and quietness. We are a self-professed nation of busy people. It’s the American way. We are champions of…

Staying Motivated

  By Dawn Onley Gyms are abuzz with people at the start of each New Year. Resolutions are fresh on everyone’s mind and people are driven to finally see them through. Somehow by March, the numbers have drastically decreased, and the regulars can once again get a treadmill with little to no effort. What happened…

A Heart of Gold

By Samantha McKenzie Although my father is deceased, I must admit, he was the best dad a girl like me could have. He drank himself into a stupor some days, would be at the local spot betting on the horse races on others and would watch football every Sunday like it was his religion. Baseball…