What’s Your Story? Are You Ready to Share it?

By Samantha McKenzie We all love a good story. We want the happily ever afters, the heroes who save us from darkness and the successful endings that separate us from the ordinary. Whether we like getting it out of a book, a television drama series, or near the water cooler at work, most of us have…

Failing is a Part of Your Success

By Samantha McKenzie As a self-professed overachiever, I put a lot of pressure on succeeding. It’s a part of my DNA. When I got a 97 on an exam, I agonized over the 3 points I had missed. I learned this from my parents. Education was second only to God in my household. It was…

A Body of Women, Joined Together by Spirit

By Samantha McKenzie We are a body of women, separated only by land or age, but joined together by spirit. We are one. We recognize the unique, undeniable power we possess and pay homage to the tender contributions we’ve made to this life. We celebrate our collective greatness and individual achievements. We are, and will…

Can You Tell it Like it is?

By Samantha McKenzie Can you tell it like it is? I’m not talking about harsh, angry or critical talk. That would be too easy. When some people get upset, they’re likely to let it rip. In their anger, they may find a few sour words to hurl your way. You’ve either been the giver or receiver in this scene…

Real Life Happens in the Moment

By Samantha McKenzie Real life happens in very brief, random, fleeting moments. Sometimes we 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 auditorium to receive that diploma….