Make Friends with Your Singleness: A Lesson in Grace from the GE Ideas Monster

I’ve been haunted by the General Electric “Ideas Monster” since I first saw him (her?) in a commercial a few months ago. If you haven’t seen this commercial and you have no idea what I’m talking about, click here. (You really need to see it before you read the rest of the blog.)

The commercial has stuck with me so powerfully, I can’t seem to shake it. Today I started wondering why. So I watched the » Read More

Day 18: Day 18: If You Could Have a Conversation With Your Younger Self, What Would You Say?

I started this blogging challenge over a year ago and I’ve only worked my way up to Day 18…though the timing of writing this particular blog is so perfect, I can’t help but believe that even in our busyness and forgetfulness and procrastination, God’s timetable still manages to have its way with us.

I’ve just finished reading Every Bitter Thing is Sweet by Sara Hagerty, and though she’s married with five kids, I saw so many » Read More

Dash of Sass: It’s Okay Not To Be Okay

Who can relate to the struggle to show yourself grace and the tendency to beat yourself up for having a bad day or an off moment? After coming out on the other side of a very challenging few months, I am finally able to see the greater purpose of seasons of struggle: Nothing makes a person more sensitive and compassionate and forgiving of the plight of others than actually stepping into that person’s experience. I » Read More

Dash of Sass: Girl, You’re Amazing…Just the Way You Are

Makeup and spanx and hair extensions and photo shop and airbrushing and false eyelashes and plastic surgery and Botox and on and on and on. There are so many ways to cover and conceal and trim and blur and enhance who we are. And don’t get me wrong. I’m a fan of a few of these things. (Especially hair extensions. Why does my hair grow a half an inch every 3 years?!? Okay I’m exaggerating » Read More

Dash of Sass: Why a Bad Relationship Can Be a Blessing

If you’ve been single for any amount of time, you’ve been in at least a few less-than-ideal relationships (that’s my polite way of saying horrible relationships) and the temptation can be to grow weary and frustrated and even disillusioned when true love seems to very elusive. However, dear friends, there is no better way to really figure out what you’re looking for from life and especially from love than by experiencing what you don’t. The » Read More

A Lady Never…

In honor of the release of my brand new book, I’ve Never Been to Vegas but My Luggage Has, I thought I’d put together a list of the Top Ten Things That a Lady Never Does, inspired by the book. So read, share, enjoy…and feel free to add your own thoughts about what a lady does (or doesn’t do) in the comments below! And also grab your copy of the book now anywhere books are » Read More

We Are All…The Single Woman

The following is an excerpt from my book The Single Woman: Life, Love, & a Dash of Sass:

Instead of “single & fabulous,” the life of a single woman in her late 20’s and beyond is all too often labeled “single & desperate.” Instead of viewed as a choice, “single” seems to denote a lack of options. Everyone seems to want to meddle in the life of the woman who refuses to settle; setting her up on » Read More

Today I Cut My Hair & Changed My Life

A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life. ~Coco Chanel

I cut my hair today. And it felt good.

Actually, it felt better than good. It felt like freedom.

You see, for a really long time, I’ve let my hair and my thoughts about my hair and my feelings about my hair and my insecurities about my hair sort of control me. Over the course of my 34 years, I’ve permed it and straightened » Read More

Dash of Sass: Are Your Facebook Posts Actually Driving Love Away?

Quotes of the Day: Desperation and impatience twist our thinking and pull us into error and deception every time. ~Michelle McKinney Hammond There is a very fine line between loving life and being greedy for it. ~Maya Angelou While this may look loving, when we struggle with an idol of dependence, we’re in fact not loving people as much as we’re using them to fulfill our » Read More

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