How ‘Interrogating My Preferences’ Improved My Love Life

“Just because love don’t look the way you think it should, don’t mean you don’t have it.”  — Leslye Walton, “The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender” By Dawn Onley My friend, Adisa, once said something to me that was life changing. It was so simple yet profound, and at the time it altered how I…

My Hope for You

“You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.”   Michelle Obama…

Blazing A Trail to Live the Life of Our Dreams

There is no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love; there’s only scarcity of resolve to make it happen.” – Wayne Dyer By Dawn Onley There are so many opportunities to do what we love. Endless opportunities. We can log onto the Internet to gain access to unlimited information. We can read and…

Beauty Secrets That Can Last a Lifetime

  By Samantha McKenzie It’s time for a makeover. Today’s tips are a compilation of beauty secrets we’ve been around all of our lives. We’ve seen it in our homes, on TV and even on the big screen. So scroll down the list below and see which tips you’re already rocking and find some new ones just…

The Blessing in Struggle

“If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” – Frederick Douglass By Dawn Onley When I was younger, I use to cringe during testimony time in church. In the Black church, this was the time when the preacher would ask if anyone had a testimony they’d like to give about how good God had…

‘Real’ Weekend Goals I Can Stick To

By Samantha McKenzie I’m a “to-do” list person at work, a masterful magician of projects, a checklist enthusiast and a metrics and measurement cheerleader. Monday through Friday, I enjoy the skillful art of managing my time and getting things accomplished. I still work as if I’m on a newsroom deadline, feverishly looking at the clock,…

Measuring Real Wealth

“Don’t measure your wealth by how many things you have. Measure your wealth by how many things you have that you wouldn’t take money for.” Myrlie Evers   By Dawn Onley How wealthy are you? I’m not talking about how much money you make or the value of your stock portfolio or the stuff that…

Don’t Let Fear Get the Best of You

By Samantha McKenzie As a former New Yorker, I grew up deathly afraid of being pushed in front of a moving subway train. I had read too many headlines of this gruesome act and as a precautionary measure, I chose to stand as far away from the edge as possible. In college, the tiny frogs…

Warrior Women: Unleash Your Courage

“We may place blame, give reasons, and even have excuses, but in the end, it is an act of cowardice to not follow your dreams.” – Steve Maraboli   By Dawn Onley In the quiet of the early dawn or the stillness of the night is when dreams manifest. It’s not in the roar of…

When You’re Too Strong, Not Enough and Just Extra

By Samantha McKenzie Have you ever been told that you’re too strong or that it’s hard for people to help you because you act like you have it all together or like you don’t need anyone? Have you ever felt like you’re not enough or that if you were just a little smarter, or richer,…