Reclaiming Your Time

By Samantha McKenzie U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters is one of my heroes. She’s intelligent and fearless. She’s a woman who isn’t afraid to speak truth to power and she won’t back down from a tough challenge. This doesn’t mean she’s perfect. Over the years, we’ve seen her take some losses. But her bounce back is…

It’s Time We Got Honest About Our Nation’s History

  (Photo Taken by NBC 29) By Dawn Onley Remember when things use to be right or wrong? Like stealing a piece of candy at the grocery store when you were little, and your mom marched you right back to that store, candy in hand, to confess what you had done and made you return it?…

Pick Up the Pieces and Get Back Up

By Samantha McKenzie “Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.”  Walt Whitman It’s simple. When we fall, we get back up. When we stumble, we correct our steps and try it again. When it doesn’t work out, we dig in until we get it right. The truth is, we…

Intuition. Our Inner Compass.

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” – Steve…

Today is the Perfect Day to Take Action

“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…

Why I Love Colin Kaepernick

By Samantha McKenzie I love Colin Kaepernick and it has nothing to do with football. I could care less if he ever played the sport again. I love him the way I love Nelson Mandela. The way I love Malcolm X. And the way I love Angela Davis. I love him because he took a…

Don’t Ever Give Up

It’s not that I’m so smart. It’s just that I stay with problems longer. – Albert Einstein By Dawn Onley Get used to hearing the word “no.” Get used to things not working out. Listen to why, learn from it, and keep it moving. Don’t let “no” deter you. Try a different course of action,…

You Were Born a Genius

By Samantha McKenzie “Talent is a flame. Genius is a fire.” Bernard Williams 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…

The Power of the Mind

By Dawn Onley To accomplish anything in life, there is always a way. There is always a chance. There is always hope. If you do not believe the above three statements to be true, they are not true — for you. You don’t need to do anything. You can stop reading at this point. This…