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…

‘We Get Scarcity Because We Live It’

By Dawn Onley “I didn’t get enough sleep last night.” As a mom of a young child, I have said this more times than I can count. I didn’t realize that by saying it, I was reinforcing negative feelings of scarcity and lack – or even worse, that it was systemic of a larger pattern…

Build Your Squad

By Samantha McKenzie It’s time for change. This is not a political tagline, but an exercise in personal development. It’s time we surround ourselves with people who propel us. It’s not unusual that our friends and family – the ones we spend the most time with – are people we find comfort in. These are…

Don’t Water the Weeds!

“Weeds need to be pulled and removed from the garden or else they could choke the flowers to death. The same with life.” – Dawn Onley By Dawn Onley If there’s one sure thing that I’ve learned in my 47 years of living, it’s this: Whatever we water will grow. Obviously, it applies to vegetation…

There are 7.5 Billion People on Earth

By Samantha McKenzie There are 7.5 billion people living on Earth. That means there are 7.5 billion people to ask for help. There’s an incredible amount of opportunities for these human beings to assist us in this thing called life. You are not alone. There are billions of people who can join us in the fight…