International Friends! Here’s How You Can Order My Book!

Hello, overseas friends!

As you all know, I released my first book on Tuesday, The Single Woman: Life, Love, & a Dash of Sass. The response has been overwhelming so far and the biggest question I keep getting, over and over, is “How can I buy your book in South Africa? How can I buy your book in the Philippines? How can I buy your book in the UK?” I mention these three locales because those » Read More

This Is Why I Wrote My Book…and Why You Should Read It

A woman without a man is still of infinite worth. ~Kristen McMain Oaks

In August 2013, my first published book, The Single Woman: Life, Love, & a Dash of Sass hit bookstores across the country. It was a proud moment, for sure. It’s been my dream to write a book since I was old enough to read, and probably even before, when my first grade teacher would read to us fanciful tales of faraway places every » Read More

The Day I Stopped Talking About Dancing in the Rain and Actually Danced In It

There are lots of quotes out there about “dancing in the rain.” Most of them go something like: “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about dancing in the rain.” This quote, and variations of it, is credited to many different people…so who knows who really said it first? I know I’ve quoted it and made up my own version of the quote more times than I can count. But yesterday I » 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

It All Comes Full Circle

It all started with a little girl and a book.

It was called “Peppermint Fence.” She ran home clutching the book to her chest like gold, proudly showing it off to her parents and big sister. She was the first person in her first grade class to take home a real book. She was so excited she read the entire book in one night (only the first of thousands of times she would do this.)

Over the » 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

She Let Go

I didn’t write this. I wish I did. It’s most often credited to someone named Rev. Safire Rose. Whoever wrote it…I had to share it with you guys, my precious readers…because it’s one of the most beautiful passages I’ve ever read about letting go.

Without a thought or a word, she let go. She let go of fear. She let go of judgments. She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming around her head. She » 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

A Fairytale Weekend: My Girls Trip to The Greenbrier (Part Three)

From Part 1:

I think that as a culture, women have forgotten how special we are. We have forgotten that we DESERVE to be treated like a diamond, so we’ve been settling for men who treat us like a cubic zirconia from a gumball machine. We’re such givers of time, of respect, of energy, of love, of service…that we have forgotten how to allow ourselves to receive these things. We’ve been settling for scraps when we » 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

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