40 Days of Surrender

As a follow-up to 40 Days to Feeling Good, my dear friend Caroline and I have decided to kick off 40 Days of Surrender, and we want to invite all of YOU to join in with us! Basically the goal of this process (for me, at least) is to learn to loosen my grip on the things that I can’t control (which is most things). To stop trying to force and manipulate and endlessly overthink life and » Read More

Dash of Sass: Stop Forcing. Stop Chasing. (Seriously, STOP.)

There’s something I’m super frustrated with lately, observing myself and my friends and reading emails from ladies who write to me for advice…and that is this idea that women seem to have that we need to work our toenails off to make a relationship happen with a man. That we have to “put ourselves in the way” of these men, otherwise they won’t remember us. That WE have to go out of our way to » Read More

Dash of Sass: Be Who You Really Are

Today I hereby give you permission to feel exactly how you are feeling without apologizing or stifling or excusing or resisting. I give you permission to drop the politeness and the masks and the sugar-coating and just be REAL. To stop wasting time justifying and rationalizing and analyzing and just say what you mean and mean what you say. To accept yourself in all your brave, broken beauty and to stop trying to pick up » Read More

Dash of Sass: Stop Justifying Bad Behavior

How often do we justify things and people and behaviors in our lives that diminish us? I am passionate about this topic because I did it for 8 years: Justified over and over and over again the behavior of someone who claimed to love me but wasn’t acting loving toward me. I’d venture a guess that the #1 thing we justify is people’s actions so as to keep them in our life even though their » Read More

Dash of Sass: New Season, New YOU

It’s the first day of spring!!! Which means you’re not winter you anymore. You’re not fall you anymore. You’re not summer you anymore. And you don’t have to let any YOU that came before define you! You’re a brand new you!!! And just like nature shifts with the seasons in order to flourish, it’s time for us to shift also. The seeds that have been lying dormant all winter are getting ready to burst forth » Read More

Dash of Sass: Winter Won’t Last Forever

Sometimes winter…either the literal winter or the winter of our souls…feels like it’s going to drag on forever. Stripped as bare of our hope as the trees are of their leaves, we start to question whether we will ever feel truly ALIVE again. But in the quiet, in the stillness, underneath the surface…things are happening. New life and possibility and growth is being stirred. We can’t possibly see it now, but there will come a » Read More

Dash of Sass: Let Today Be Today

What if we just let today be today and let yesterday keep all of yesterday’s:

FeelingsHeartbreaksExesMistakes
Insecurities
Sadness
Failures
Regrets
(Insert anything else here)

Today is Monday. Let it be Monday. Not last Tuesday. Not last October. Not 3 years ago. Let this moment be everything it’s trying to be and stop crowding it with yesterday’s nonsense! You don’t have to hold onto the pain of the past. You simply DON’T. You can open your hands & let it fall, without any » Read More

Dash of Sass: You Did All You Could. Now Let Go.

Maybe there wasn’t one thing you could have done differently to make things turn out differently. Maybe you did all you could (and then some). Maybe you should give yourself a break. Maybe, just maybe, you tried to love someone who didn’t love themselves enough to accept your love. Maybe the fact that you simply cared shows how brave you are. Maybe next time your efforts will be matched by someone who appreciates everything you » Read More

Dash of Sass: The Beautiful Uncertainty of a New Season

It’s funny how day by day, nothing on the surface seems to be changing, but then all at once you look around and you find yourself in the midst of a new season. With the best of summer behind us and the best of fall ahead of us, we’re in a transitional time…a time when nothing is certain & everything is possible. New seasons arrive when it’s time…not when we’re ready. And as melancholy as » 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

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