The Importance of Boundaries

‘No’ is a complete sentence. ~Anne Lamott
Evaluating the benefits and drawbacks of any relationship is your responsibility. You do not have to passively accept what is brought to you. You can choose. ~Deborah Day
Whatever you are willing to put up with is exactly what you will have. ~Anon
God has really been working on my heart lately in the area of boundaries.
To be perfectly honest and transparent, mine are a little jacked. Particularly in the area » Read More

The Single Woman’s Dash of Sass: If They’re Not INCREASING You, They’re DECREASING You!

Quote of the Day: “The less you associate with some people, the more your life will improve. Any time you tolerate mediocrity in others, it increases your mediocrity. An important attribute in successful people is their impatience with negative thinking and negative acting people. As you grow, your associates will change. Some of your friends will not want you to go on. They will want you to » Read More

The Single Woman’s Dash of Sass: Small Gestures, Big Impact

Quote of the Day: “Do you have any idea how rare it is to have friends that you’ve known your entire life? So please don’t underestimate that. Because in the end you always go back to the people that were there in the beginning.” The Single Woman Says: I found a very sweet note on my windshield this morning after a very bad day yesterday from one of my best friends, Alli. » Read More

Surface vs. Substance: The Importance of an Inner Circle

“You cannot have a private relationship in a public arena. You must look to an inner circle of people who really know you. Don’t expect to have that kind of intimate relationship with people who only know you publicly. Do not seek to be understood by the world.” ~T.D. Jakes The past couple of months of my life have been so rich with color and inspiration and new » Read More

The Single Woman’s Dash of Sass: Beauty Marks & Battle Scars

Quote of the Day:   “I think about how there are certain people who come into your life, and leave a mark. I don’t mean the usual faint impression: he was cute, she was nice, they made me laugh, I wish I’d known her better, I remember the time she threw up in class. And I don’t just mean that they change you. A lot of people can change you – the first kid » Read More

The Single Woman’s Dash of Sass: Honor Your Inner Circle

Quote of the Day: “Don’t lose real friends trying to accommodate onlookers.” ~Kia Jarmon The Single Woman Says: The thing I have learned in a BIG way recently, and I’m actually working on a longer column about it now, is the importance of an inner circle. In my naivety, up until the past few weeks, I mistook people who SAID they had my back for » Read More

The Single Woman’s Dash of Sass: Flip the Script on “The Ides of March”

Quote of the Day: “They had battled and bloodied one another, they had kept secrets, broken hearts, lied, betrayed, exiled, they had walked away, said goodbye and sworn it was forever, and somehow, every time, they had mended, they had forgiven, they had survived. Some mistakes could never be fixed – some, but not all. Some people can’t be driven away, no matter how hard you try. » Read More

Three Days in New York: Part IV

“I understand feeling as small and as insignificant as humanly possible. And how it can actually ache in places you didn’t know you had inside you. And it doesn’t matter how many new haircuts you get, or gyms you join, or how many glasses of chardonnay you drink with your girlfriends…you still go to bed every night going over every detail and wonder what you did wrong or how you could have misunderstood. And how » Read More

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