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…

Turning My Soul Around

“The great late radical feminist theologian Mary Daley wrote in an introduction to her first book about the trouble she had just getting around to writing it. Everything else—cleaning the house, buying groceries, taking the dog to the vet—took precedence over this thing that she wanted to do more than anything else… eventually she determined…

A Body of Women, Joined Together by Spirit

By Samantha McKenzie We are a body of women, separated only by land or age, but joined together by spirit. We are one. We recognize the unique, undeniable power we possess and pay homage to the tender contributions we’ve made to this life. We celebrate our collective greatness and individual achievements. We are, and will…

Forget the Snow, Let’s Put Enthusiasm in Today’s Forecast

“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…

Can You Help Me Find This Anonymous Woman?

By Samantha McKenzie Can you help me find this anonymous woman? We are looking for her. She was last seen making a donation to help a cause greater than herself. She’s been spotted writing countless quotes, poems and other golden nuggets that have lifted us up. I heard from others that she’s been the one…

We Are Women. Recognize Our Glory.

“I raise up my voice — not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard… we cannot succeed when half of us are held back.” – Malala Yousafzai By Dawn Onley Yesterday, in honor of International Women’s Day, I donned my red camisole and sweater as a sign of…

Be a Student of Something

By Samantha McKenzie “To attain knowledge, add things everyday. To attain wisdom, remove things everyday.”   Lao Tzu Everybody’s talking about education. And rightfully so, access to education is important. Politicians are debating the facts and the funding and families are trying to figure out the best ways to ensure their children have the best opportunities. We…

Life is Waiting for Us

“Love is an adventure and a conquest. It survives and develops, like the universe itself, only by perpetual discovery.” — Pierre Tielhard de Chardin By Dawn Onley I’m a writer and editor. I work as a public relations and marketing director. I know words. I know sentence structure. I understand style and grammar. I’m familiar…

The Benefits of Silence

By Samantha McKenzie I’m a talker. Not quite at the Chatty Cathy level, but I have my moments. As a self-professed extrovert, I solve problems by talking out loud. I’m also a listener. I will lean into a good story and hone in on the delicate parts that point my soul to the human spirit. Quiet time, however,…