Cheers to Motherhood

By Samantha McKenzie By far, the most important job in the world is motherhood. Cheers to all the mom’s out there who sacrifice their lives, their time and their sanity to care for a special little person. Cheers to the scars you received and the tears you shed in the daily course of loving someone…

‘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 Change is scary business. Change is this massive unknown looming over the horizon like the pending storm, and causing us to reach for the negative, the worst case scenario, the doom-and-gloom/sky-is-falling pejoratives, because we’ve…

I’m No Quitter, I’m Just Better at Letting Go

By Samantha McKenzie A few years ago the idea of quitting would evoke my inner dragon. I hated quitting anything. It would make me feel as though I was incapable or weak or not smart enough. I was convinced that I could take on the world and carried this fearlessness around like a badge of honor….

A Message About Hope

By Dawn Onley Can you remember when you decided to hope? Can you recall the moment? The day? The situation? How it felt to surrender the pain and angst and helplessness, against logic and reality, to believe in a better outcome? How absolutely senseless it was for those who need concrete answers and things that…

Hang On To Your Faith

By Samantha McKenzie “And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.”  Matthew 17:20 I used to carry…

If Not Now Then When?

“If you want to know your past, look into your present conditions. If you want to know your future, look into your present actions.” – Padmasambhava “Everything we have done up to this point in our lives has brought us EXACTLY to where we are now in our lives, and everything we do from this…

What’s Your Genius?

By Samantha McKenzie What’s your genius? What’s the one thing that makes you brilliant, that sets you aside from others, that keeps you up late at night or forces you to jump out of bed at unusual times? I’m a firm believer that we are all born a genius, that we carry with us a…

Remaining Hopeful in Hopeless Times

By Dawn Onley It takes a tear about 5 seconds to work its way from the eye, down the cheek and to the chin, if you’re lying down. It requires effort to take deep breaths when your heart is thumping and your mind is racing and your nose is stuffed. Or, so I’ve been shown….

Build Your Own Success Story

By Samantha McKenzie It’s great to have someone to look up to. There are many people I hold in high esteem because of their success. There’s my mother who came to America and worked her way up from being a housekeeper to an office manager at a school. There’s also my sister who used every…

Making Better Choices

“Take a moment every day to look at the places, spaces and faces in your life and ask yourself if they are the ones you want there.” – Tim Storey By Dawn Onley We get to choose. Every day we wake up, we have a brand new set of options. We have the ability to…