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: 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: One Thing Can Change Your Life

Just one thing. One phone call. One step in a different direction. For me, it was one tweet. A New Year’s resolution to write more, and one tweet. I had no idea what I was doing or the movement I was starting…as is often the case with powerful change in our lives. It took me less than a minute to send out one tweet that changed the course of the rest of my life. Almost » 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


If every season of life has a word, I think the word for this season of my life is QUIET.

I’ve spent 35 years talking and analyzing and verbalizing and theorizing and chattering my days away. I’ve talked at other people and at God for far too long now. At what point does it stop being a conversation if you never just shut up and let the other person speak? I’m honestly tired of talking. Not » Read More

Dash of Sass: Happiness is a Choice

We all get hurt by life. By people. By events and situations not going our way. Let’s face it…it’s tough to be human! But every single second we are given the choice to choose our attitude. No circumstance can define or destroy or control us unless we let it. So despite what’s going on in your life today, I urge you to think happy thoughts and speak happy words and choose to be a happy » Read More

Sometimes They Come Back (Excerpt From Never Been to Vegas)

Because we’ve all gotten over someone JUST to have them return to our lives…

Because we’ve all had that ex that we just can’t quite get over…

Because true love has a habit of coming back…

Here’s an excerpt from my latest book I’ve Never Been to Vegas but My Luggage Has: Mishaps & Miracles on the Road to Happily Ever After:

In April of 2011, I finally at long last closed the door on my long-suffering relationship with “Mr. » Read More

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

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