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Getting off the Bad Habit Hamster Wheel

“If your habits don’t line up with your dream, then you need to either change your habits or change your dream.” – John Maxwell “Successful people are simply those with successful habits.” –– Brian Tracy By Dawn Onley We become our actions. We are what we consistently do, not what we say we’re going to do….

The Nudge

By Samantha McKenzie Have you ever felt it? The nudge. It’s a thumping feeling inside of you that’s telling you that you have something else to do. It’s a nudge and it’s strange to explain, but you know it when it happens because it won’t let you loose. Sometimes it feels like a palm pressing…

Gradually Growing and Becoming More Independent

“Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different.” – C.S. Lewis By Dawn Onley I hated naps as a kid. I was always afraid I was going to miss the action. Plus, naps were for babies. My mother understood the importance of kids getting their proper…

Give the Gifts That Money Can’t Buy

By Samantha McKenzie So I will admit, this blog was inspired by the 28 minutes it took me to find a parking space at the local mall this past Saturday. As well-intentioned shoppers scurried through the stores trying to find that perfect gift for the important people in their lives, I couldn’t help wonder if…

Energy Matters. Be Mindful.

  By Dawn Onley The energy we put out into the universe has a way of coming back to us — like a boomerang. It’s how people come to learn us. Think about one of your dear friends. Say his or her name. What popped into your head just now? Probably a physical image of…

Real Life Happens in the Moments

By Samantha McKenzie Real life happens in very brief, random, fleeting moments. Sometimes, if you’re not paying attention, you’ll miss it. It can be made up of split second decisions or the final result of well thought out plans…either way, it unfolds right before our eyes. Real life happens way before you walk into an…

Believe in Your Dreams

By Dawn Onley Everything you’ve ever wished for is on the other side of fear. Fear can keep us from so many things: Love. The dream job. Untold opportunities. A meaningful life. The right friendships. Fear of failure can keep us from success, on our own terms. Fear of success can keep us stagnant. When…

Fact: Girl Power is a Thing

By Samantha McKenzie (Sources: U.S. Census Bureau 2013-15; The World Bank Data) There are 7.6 billion people in the world and 3.5 billion are women. 657 million  of us live in China. Another 600 million live in India. 162 million women live in the United States. Our nation’s capital has the largest female population than any…

Honoring Our Seniors. Giving Them Their Flowers Now.

“The elderly pass on history, doctrine, faith and they leave them to us as inheritance,” Pope Francis preached in November 2013. “The wisdom of our grandparents is the inheritance we ought to receive. A people that does not care for its grandparents, that does not respect its grandparents, has no future since it has lost…

How to Help #metoo

Editor’s note: Someone asked me why I thought so many women were coming forward, almost at the same time, to tell their stories about being sexually harassed or raped. The person was puzzled by the sheer numbers and the similarity in stories. He began, like many of us, to form the opinion that this can’t be…

Today, I’m Thankful for Faith

By Dawn Onley Today, I’m thankful for faith. I’m grateful that there’s a hope that defies logic. I’m in awe of how children practice faith — so completely. We can learn a lot about faith from a child. Children don’t question for a moment that we will catch them when they jump or when they fall. They…