“Uncrush” Your Dreams

“You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.”         Abraham Lincoln By Samantha McKenzie What happened to your dream? Did you listen to the disbelievers? Did you let life beat it right out of you? Did your career make you take a detour? Did you equate it…

Making Peace with My Greatest Fear

“The Bible says to ‘fear not,’ but this doesn’t mean you should never feel scared. It means when you do feel fear, keep going forward and do what you are supposed to do. Or, as I like to say do it afraid.” – Joyce Meyer “If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and…

Spread Good News, Celebrate Small Victories

By Samantha McKenzie The good news is there’s always some good news to share. Yes, there’s bad news. And yes, the bad news sometimes sparks our interest the most. Let’s face it, human beings are drawn to listen and read about the drama that goes on around the world. It’s shocking. It’s far-fetched. It’s alluring and it draws…

It’s Time You Just Do It. Today.

“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 “Everything we have done up to this point in our lives has brought us EXACTLY to where we are now in our lives, and everything we do from this point…

You Deserve it All…

By Samantha McKenzie You deserve it all. Yes, you deserve the best that this world has to offer and then some. Many of you have worked extremely hard to get where you are. You’ve made countless sacrifices and worked long and hard to meet your goals. Some of you have pulled yourself up by your…

Self-Preservation is Worth it

By Dawn Onley I’ve been sick for over a week now. My throat is scratchy like sandpaper. My head and body ache. I’m congested in my nose and when I cough, it feels like my chest will explode. A few days ago, at the urging of my mother, I finally gave in and went to…

‘Let a New Earth Rise, Let Another World be Born’

By Samantha McKenzie I had to search for something to be inspired about today. And it was a struggle. Another headline of racism in America dampened my spirits. In the city of Winston-Salem, the city that was my first introduction to North Carolina, a black woman was harassed by a white man for swimming in…

Today is Yours, So Use it Up

By Samantha McKenzie Today is Monday. It is the first day of the work week and another chance to move your plans forward. You can start, stop or just keep going. Don’t look back to Sunday and don’t count on seeing Tuesday. Neither exist at this moment. Today requires your commitment. It doesn’t want you reliving…