Take Time to Recover

Samantha McKenzie Either you know a hard-working woman or you are one. Most of us take on the tasks of just about…everyone. We take charge of the family chores because we trained others that we can do it all and, let’s face it, no one else really cares about the stuff as much as we do….

Manifesting Our Thoughts

By Dawn Onley To accomplish anything in life, there is always a way. There is always a chance. There is always hope. If you do not believe the above three statements to be true, they are not true — for you. You don’t need to do anything. You can stop reading at this point. This…

Be Strong, Stay Soft

By Samantha McKenzie Strong women are as old as time. We’ve always existed. Problem is, we’ve always defined strength through a masculine lens. Actually, if you look up the word in the dictionary, it’s acutely accompanied by words like brawny, powerful, indestructible and muscular. But we know that strength has never been assigned by gender. And we know…

Get Lost on Purpose

You can learn new things at any time in your life if you’re willing to be a beginner. If you actually learn to like being a beginner, the whole world opens up to you. – Barbara Sher By Dawn Onley Get lost as often as you can. Purposefully. Take a new route home from work….

The Season of Transition

By Samantha McKenzie After several days of non-stop rain – the whirlwind residue of Hurricane Matthew – and the soppy weather that serenaded most of my weekend, it was clear that the autumn weather had finally announced its arrival. There’s something to be said about having to stay indoors. It provided me the privilege to pause and…

Disconnecting and Reconnecting

“Cherish your solitude. Take trains by yourself to places you have never been. Sleep out alone under the stars. Learn how to drive a stick shift. Go so far away that you stop being afraid of not coming back. Say no when you don’t want to do something. Say yes if your instincts are strong,…

Who’s Living Inside the House

By Samantha McKenzie An old friend and I sat around carelessly talking about relationships and all of the joys and pitfalls that go along with the dating life. “Finding the house is one thing; finding out who lives inside the house is what really matters,” he said. What’s inside of a person is more valuable than what…

Owning Our Power

  “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” — Alice Walker By Dawn Onley Do you have any idea how truly amazing you are? Can you grasp the full realm of your possibilities? Women tend to struggle with this more than men. We downplay our abilities, our dreams,…

A Woman’s Feelings

By Samantha McKenzie I no longer wish to talk about women and our complex emotions in a negative way. We are not from another planet nor are we crazy. We are highly intelligent emotional human beings. And we are logical too. We are amazing, deeply sensitive and beautiful people who love to express our feelings. We are…

Find Your Tribe

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…