Announcing Sh’Niya A. Paulin Scholarship Recipient!

Sh’Niya Amani Paulin
Recipient of the 2020
Dr. Donna B. Huger,
Sagacious Youth Life, LLC Scholarship

I am extremely proud to announce the first recipient of the Dr. Donna B. Huger, Sagacious Youth Life, LLC Scholarship. Sh’Niya, a native of Lane, SC is the daughter of Alma and Damon Paulin, and the sibling of Devin and Princeton Paulin. She attributes her family for inspiring her to strive for greatness, and for strengthening her belief that she can be anything she chooses in life.

Sh’Niya plans to major in Exercise Science at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA. Her future plan is to become a Physical Therapist. She looks forward to contributing to improve the daily lives of others through her chosen profession.

I would like to thank everyone who contributed to the scholarship fund. The Dr. Donna B. Huger, Sagacious Youth Life, LLC Scholarship was funded partially from funds of those who graciously purchased my book, Sagacious Doves: A Guide to Graciously Inventing and Realizing Life Sagaciously.

I am so very proud of Sh’Niya and her accomplishments. She completed almost a year of College Dual Credit courses while at C.E. Murray and has maintained a strong academic course of study and grade point average. I have no doubt that she was meant to be the recipient of this scholarship.

Sh’Niya, “The Best is Yet to Come!”
You are a Sagacious Dove!
~ DrDonna


I use the above phase daily, no matter what circumstances I encounter. I have come to realize that no matter what, there is always something to be grateful for. The month of January proved to give me so much, that the phase is what I have been saying almost hourly. I have the fortunate honor to be not only named the South Carolina High School Counselor of the Year, but the South Carolina Counselor of the Year! I have been blessed and favored with talents, one of which is being a High School Counselor for 20 years, and especially spending most of those years as a Director and leader, developing comprehensive School Counseling programs that are effective in addressing the academic, personal/social and career needs of students. I am grateful that I get to do what I love Everyday! To be honored by your peers is one of the most rewarding experiences there is! I end, as I began,


My Sagacious Marine!

The phrase, “This happened and it is bad”
is actually two impressions:

“This happened” is objective.

“It is bad” is subjective.

~Ryan Holiday

To solve this dilemma, I say, “Amor Fati!”

Love Everything that Happens!

Thirty-five years ago, I gave birth to this amazing, healthy, and lively baby boy after being hospitalized for seven months.
He was a survivor then, and he is a survivor now.

Today he serves our country as one of The Few & one of The Proud!
He has deployed 3 times and continues to inspire others to be the best
they can be.
He is a loving father and a joy to be around!

I cannot be more proud to call you son!

Happy 35th Birthday Staff Sgt. Huger!

The Dr. Donna B. Huger Library

Humbled and honored. My town will dedicate a Library after me.
Yes, I’m from Lane!
I love ❤️ my hometown and proud to call it home!

The first sentence of my book, Sagacious Doves is below…

“As a young girl, and quite frankly, even now being in my middle fifties, I loved the experience of finding a place of solitude and curling up with a good book”.

Thanks to the late Mrs. Janie Spry, my high school librarian for fueling my love of reading. There was not a week that did not go by when she did not recommend one or more books for me to read.

I am looking forward to inspiring the next generation!

Meet My #1 Sagacious Dove

Meet LadyLindstrom of @Foliagefaith OR Little Lady (LL) to Me

Today you are You, that is truer than true.

There is no one alive who is Youer than You.

~Dr. Seuss

Self-Honesty Comes First

When my Little Lady (LL) Danielle turned eighteen years old, she decided that she would get her first, and still only, tattoo. To say that I was not thrilled would be putting it mildly. She was always so sensible about things. Always calculating the cost and effect of her decisions. Always weighing the pros and cons, taking her calculated time to make any decision. Yet, here she was wanting to get a tattoo. I just could not understand why. She was so compelled and convicted and so sure of it, and she wanted me there when it happened. While I agreed with her that it was her choice, I could not see myself going to the tattoo shop to see her get it done.

Just two words, four letters each, “Stay True,” was what she wanted. Somehow those two words meant enough that she was willing to have them permanently etched inside her upper left arm, and she did.

Over the years, Danielle has used her tattoo to demonstrate just how unwavering and unique she is in how she manages the world around her and how she makes her own life choices, no matter what. One thing for sure, she knows:

This above all — to thine own self be true,

and it must follow, as the night the day,

Thou canst not then be false to any man.

~William Shakespeare

Listen as LL shares what being a Sagacious Dove means to her!

“Stay True”

LL earned her Bachelor of Religious Studies from the College of Charleston and her Master of Theology from Columbia International University, where she is continuing her studies towards earning her Master of Divinity. She married the love of her life, Justin Lindstrom and they are the proud parents of two Labradoodles Hootie (of Hootie and the Blowfish/Charleston, where LL considers her second home) and Wrigley (of Wrigley Field/Chicago, where Justin is from).

Stop by LL’s Social Media sites where you can always count on her to

“Stay True”