Leaving Our Comfort Zone

By Dawn Onley Being comfortable is one of those double-edged swords. It’s great to be comfortable in the sense that we share gratitude for a roof to sleep under, food to eat and clothes to wear. Those creature comforts, which should be basic human rights, are sadly not afforded to everyone. However, being comfortable also…

Beautiful Soul, You Are

By Samantha McKenzie Why can’t we all be beautiful? Who decided that being beautiful was for some? Why did we believe it? You are beautiful. It’s true. You were born into a world that awaited your arrival. Your presence filled the room with an unimaginable joy. Planned or unplanned, you were so special that we adjusted…

Go Catch Your Dreams

  “Within us all there lies a broken dream, ‘our inconsolable secret,’ as C.S. Lewis calls it, that is so precious to us we protect it with a thousand defenses. “The secret which hurts so much,” Lewis says, “that you take your revenge on it by calling it names like Nostalgia and Romanticism and Adolescence.”…

Fall Down, Get Up, Repeat

By Samantha McKenzie “Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.”          Walt Whitman It’s simple. When we fall, we get back up. When we stumble, we correct our steps and try it again. When it doesn’t work out, we dig in until we get it right….

Choosing Hope and Happiness

By Dawn Onley I’ll bet many of us can point to things that threatened our start in life. It may have been a learning disability, or some type of health challenge. It may have been the death of a loved one or the divorce of your parents. Perhaps it was an authoritative figure who said…

Admitting When You’re Wrong

By Samantha McKenzie So there’s a really good reason for why it’s hard to admit when we are wrong. Elliott Aronson, social psychologist and co-author of the book, Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me), says our “brains work hard to make us think we are doing the right thing, even in the face of sometimes overwhelming…

Expecting Your Desires

“When you want to attract something into your life, make sure your actions don’t contradict your desires. Think about what you have asked for, and make sure that your actions are mirroring what you expect to receive, and that they’re not contradicting what you’ve asked for. Act as if you are receiving it. Do exactly…

Remember to Have Fun

By Samantha McKenzie Do you sing in the shower? Do you dance “all out” when your favorite song comes on? Do you make time to be silly or to play a game? What are you doing for fun? With so much of our time spent on fulfilling obligations and taking care of our responsibilities, it’s…

Pulling the Weeds, Growing the Flowers

“Weeds need to be pulled and removed from the garden or else they could choke the flowers to death. The same with life.” – Dawn Onley By Dawn Onley I’ll bet there are some things in your life (let’s call these things weeds) that may be hindering your growth in a particular area. While these…

The Future

You were meant to pursue the dream. You were meant to live the dream. So why aren’t you?