Say Bye-bye to the Negatives

By Samantha McKenzie What we speak has power. What we say, good or bad, takes on a life of its own. But the negative things weigh us down. They bring out the worst in us, too. We can actually choose to speak positively about our circumstances and say bye-bye to the words that keep us…

Adding Fun Into the Work Week

By Dawn Onley Mondays can be rough. Add to that a sore, scratchy throat, a sinus headache and just the overall ick I’ve felt since Saturday evening, causing me to sleep half of the morning on Sunday and forego the writing that I desperately needed to finish. Bleh. Mondays can be downright depressing. I try…

Honoring…You

By Samantha McKenzie Honor her. Love her. Speak to her softly. Feel her. Lead her. Spend time with her alone. Free her. Feed her soul. Let her walk the Earth in peace. Be all these things to yourself. Honor your divine.

Let’s Refuel and Get to Work!

By Dawn Onley We are precisely one month and 9 days into our new year so I thought it a great time to check in on the momentum gauge to see that it’s still on FULL, and if not, suggest ways to quickly fill up our engines. Because, it is way too early to be…

We Make the World Go ‘Round

By Samantha McKenzie Women who hope are all around us.  Our world is filled with beautiful, inspiring, and powerful women who embrace each day with renewed hope. They are next to us in the church pews, in the adjacent cubicle at work, in grocery lines and even in our living rooms. We are everywhere. We yearn on this…

Watering Our Souls to Enrich Our Lives

“When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.” — Mahatmi Gandhi By Dawn Onley Our bodies need food and water for nourishment to survive. When we read, do puzzles, and stay active, we’re also engaging our minds to thrive. But…

Small Wins, Big Gains

By Samantha McKenzie I am so proud of myself. In November I set a small goal to improve my health. This came after a really good scolding from my doctor. I can give a 100 reasons why I wasn’t taking better care of myself at the time, but I know that none of my excuses would…

‘I Think Her Whole Life was a Celebration of Life’

  By Dawn Onley Verlia Carter was not diminished in her darkest hour. She illuminated. In late October, Ms. Verlia enlisted the help of her children and threw herself a belated birthday bash for the ages. In a packed room inside one of the poshest restaurants in town, her family, former co-workers, classmates, church and childhood…

Guts, Grit and Grind Time

By Samantha McKenzie Can you feel it? Are picking up on the vibes we’re giving off? Unless you’ve been under a rock for the last year or so, you’ve had to witness this beautiful transformation that’s taking place. Ladies worldwide are bursting at the seams with guts, grit and grind. We’re lending our voices to every injustice that’s…