Dash of Sass: Finding Out Who You Are

We tend to long for certainty and comfort and ease and structure…but the truth is, it’s in the midst of the uncertain and dark and unclear and broken times that we learn who we really are and what we’re capable of. So if today you’re going through it, know that it’s because you’re being prepared to come out someone entirely different on the other side. No pressure, no diamonds. No pain, no pearl. No cocoon, » Read More

Dash of Sass: You Are Enough.

It can be tempting to look at the lives of others, particularly in a selfie, social media-driven, “look at me, look at me!” world & feel like you just don’t quite measure up. But today I want you to remember this: You see only a quick snapshot out of an entire scrapbook. Five minutes out of a 24-hour day. The highlight reel rather than the whole game. So don’t compare your down times to their » Read More

Dash of Sass: New Day, New Way

Today, on this first day of a new month, I hope that you will decide that today is the day to stop replaying the past, stop wondering what you could have done differently, stop torturing yourself for bad decisions and wrong turns and crashes & burns, stop trying to put the pieces of a helplessly broken situation back together…and just. let. go.

Accept what has happened and what hasn’t happened to bring you to this » Read More

Dash of Sass: It’s Hard to Be a Pigeon in a Seagull World

Quotes of the Day:

I’ll tell you, there is nothing better in life than being a late bloomer. I believe that success can happen at any time and at any age. ~Salma Hayek

Girls are like apples…the best ones are at the top of the trees. The boys don’t want to reach for the good ones because they are afraid of falling and getting hurt. Instead, they just get the rotten apples that are on the ground » Read More

Dash of Sass: The Key to Figuring Out Who You Really Are

Quotes of the Day:

God and Destiny are not against us, rather they are for us. They are the ones who never forget the things we have long forgotten, the ones who hear the desires of our heart that our own heads can’t hear, and they are the ones who never forget who we really are, long after our minds have forgotten the images of who we are. ~C. Joybell C.

Remain open. There is something bigger » Read More

Dash of Sass: If You Chase It, It Will Run

Quotes of the Day:

“You only lose what you cling to.” ~Unknown

“Sometimes you need to let go of everything you’re clinging to and start over, whether because you’ve outgrown it or because it’s not working anymore, or because it was wrong for you in the first place.” ~Kelly Cutrone

“Perfect love casts out fear. Where there is love there are no demands, no expectations, no dependency. I do not demand that you make me happy; my happiness » Read More

Dash of Sass: Better to Drop HIM Than to Drop Your Standards to Be With Him

Question of the Day:

Dear Mandy,

I just started talking to a new guy. I told him up front I was celibate. He said it was fine. Well, today he asked for nudie pics. I was like wow!! I told him no but now I’m not sure if he’s gonna stick around. Help! What should I do?

Signed,

C

Dear C,

Girl, there are so many things wrong with this, I don’t even know where to begin! Actually, let’s start with » Read More

Dash of Sass: No One Can Be Forever 21

No One Can Be Forever 21

Quotes of the Day:

One of life’s challenging realizations is that sometimes you outgrow your friends. ~Steve Maraboli

We’re so quick to cut away pieces of ourselves to suit a particular relationship, a job, a circle of friends, incessantly editing who we are until we fit in. ~Charles de Lint

There are certain people who no longer belong in your life no matter how much you want them to. You know who they » Read More

Dash of Sass: The Three Things I Ask God for When I Enter into a New Relationship

The Three Things I Have Learned to Ask God for When I Enter into a New Relationship (not just romantic, this can apply to relationships of any kind):

1)     Please protect my heart

2)     Please show me if there’s anything I need to know about this person that I’m not seeing

3)     Please remove this relationship from my life if it is not in your will for my life

Three very simple requests; yet I have found that when » Read More

Dash of Sass: The Beauty of Not Belonging

Quote of the Day: Some of us aren’t meant to belong. Some of us have to turn the world upside down and shake the heck out of it until we make our own place in it. ~Elizabeth Lowell Sometimes you have to wander around until you find where you really belong.  ~Rachel Gibson The Single Woman Says: Do you ever feel like you just don’t quite…FIT? » Read More

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