Energy Gets Results

By Dawn Onley “Energy gets results.” These words come from my mentor, Glenn Proctor. Although I find the words to be true, the older I get, I also find it tougher to sustain high levels of energy throughout the day. Tougher, that is, without assistance. Cue one-a-day vitamins, wheatgrass shots, brief bursts of high-intensity workouts, a…

Acts of Kindness, Pass it Along

By Samantha McKenzie It was nothing for my mom to send me down the street to ask my aunt for a cup of sugar or a stick of butter when she suddenly realized she had run out. It was actually common practice for us to exchange portions of food with our next door neighbor until…

Choosing the Melody of Our Song

“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…

Sip Tea, Breathe Easy, Use Time More Wisely

By Samantha McKenzie We live in a society so pressed for time, so obsessed with doing stuff, that we no longer value precious time. We’re the champions of devouring space, multi-tasking and consuming the next to-do item. Perhaps, it provides us with a sense of purpose. A sort of security blanket that makes us feel like we…

Celebrating the Genius of Prince

By Dawn Onley I’ve been in a fog since Prince died. Just numb. Sure, we all must die at some point. Yes, even at just 57 years old, Prince lived a full life, accomplishing things that most of us couldn’t even fathom. Still, it is surreal. And sad. I’ve been driftlessly moving about, watching TV…

American Hero on New $20 Bill

By Samantha McKenzie U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew made history this week. He publicly announced that abolitionist Harriet Tubman’s image will appear on a new series of $20 bills, making her the first African-American to appear on U.S. paper currency and the first woman in more than a century.  Her goal was freedom. Her passion was her people. She…

It’s Time to Fly

   By Dawn Onley Dear Women Who Hope, and those who don’t, yet: Don’t bother your pretty little heads one more second about how things will work out. Don’t lose sleep over it. Don’t stress over it. Just know that things will work out. All that is required of you is that you believe and that you direct your…

Beauty Tips for Women Who Hope

By Samantha McKenzie It’s time for a makeover. Today’s tips are a compilation of beauty secrets we’ve been around all of our lives. We’ve seen it in our homes, on TV and even on the big screen. So scroll down the list below and see which tips you’re already rocking and find some new ones just in…

Mending Our Broken Pieces

By Dawn Onley Never get comfortable being broke. I’m not just talking about finances. I’m talking about broken relationships, broken health, broken life choices and broken spirits. Being financially broke may be just a natural end result of all of the other brokenness. Most of us will eventually experience seasons of brokenness, when we are unemployed and can’t…

Measuring Our True Wealth

By Samantha McKenzie The measure of a man shouldn’t be counted by the money he has accumulated nor by the trinkets he’s collected along the way. His true wealth is in discovering his calling and then working to utilize his gift to benefit himself and others. All too often we allow our bank account and property…

Find Your Confidants

By Dawn Onley You can’t share your dream with everyone. Some won’t understand, and may try to discourage you because of that lack of understanding. Some may even berate your dream because they are not courageous enough to pursue their own dream. In the book “Destiny,” T.D. Jakes cautions readers to seek out people who…

The Long Road to Forgiveness

By Samantha McKenzie Forgiveness is one of the most freeing things a person can do, yet it’s one of the hardest trials to overcome in ourselves. It requires us to take a really long look in the mirror and then have the courage to face what we see. Injuries, whether physical or mental, create the climax in…