Running Toward Our Wildest Dreams

“Dare to dream! If you did not have the capability to make your wildest wishes come true, your mind would not have the capacity to conjure such ideas in the first place. There is no limitation on what you can potentially achieve, except for the limitation you choose to impose on your own imagination. What…

All Women Need a Personal Photoshoot

By Samantha McKenzie I’m going to ask you to schedule a personal photoshoot for yourself. All of us need one. It’s going to feel a little uncomfortable at first, but it’s necessary for your growth and development as a woman. This is not to be confused with the family photo that you take every year…

Believe in the Brilliance of You!

“The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.” — Bertrand Russell By Dawn Onley It never ceases to amaze me how many intelligent, talented, generally likeable people there are in this vast world who question their abilities and devalue their worth. They put themselves down, sell themselves…

Let’s Talk About “Adulting”

By Samantha McKenzie Adulting is the new word millennials are using to describe anything that they do that makes them feel like a grown up. For right now, it’s only found in the Urban Dictionary and all over social media. It means taking care of responsibilities like holding down a full-time job, paying rent or…

What I’ve Learned Over the Past Year…

By Dawn Onley I have a confession to make. I love lists! Making them. Reading them. Experiencing them. I have beautifully bound journals of lists that I’ve jotted down over the years, that I can’t seem to throw away. I’ve managed to convince myself that they are worth saving. That I’ll want to read these lists…

Get Out the Way!

By Samantha McKenzie This weekend, spend time getting out of your way. That’s right. Get out of your own way. Move those mental obstacles to the side (perceived or real). Unblock the parts of you that are clogged up with remnants from the past. They no longer serve a purpose. They no longer serve you….

Take a Chance on an Extraordinary Life

“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 By Dawn Onley It’s so easy to get into a rut. The routines of family life, the drudgery of unfulfilling work, the comfort of familiarity, the predictability of each…

What’s Your Story? Are You Ready to Share it?

By Samantha McKenzie We all love a good story. We want the happily ever afters, the heroes who save us from darkness and the successful endings that separate us from the ordinary. Whether we like getting it out of a book, a television drama series, or near the water cooler at work, most of us have…

Please, Do It Now…

By Dawn Onley There are people who woke up this morning who won’t make it through this day. Jarring right? Not really. I could be one of them. Heck, so could you. This is not meant to scare you. It is simply meant to state a fact that is often so easily forgotten as we go…

Get Comfy Being the Real You

By Samantha McKenzie What if I told you that living right inside of you is a make-believe person, a pretender, a look-a-like that you’ve created to help you exist.  What if you realized that after years of mistakes, disappointments and put downs, you constructed an alternate self. She was created with good reason; born out…

There’s A Lot We Don’t Know

By Dawn Onley There is so much we don’t know. We could live to be 100 years old and still never fully grasp all of the answers to life’s biggest questions – the meaning of life, what happens after we die, why do tragedies happen, what is our purpose in life, why must we suffer…

Failing is a Part of Your Success

By Samantha McKenzie As a self-professed overachiever, I put a lot of pressure on succeeding. It’s a part of my DNA. When I got a 97 on an exam, I agonized over the 3 points I had missed. I learned this from my parents. Education was second only to God in my household. It was…