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

We arrived in White Sulpher Springs, West Virginia at around 4:00 a.m. on a Friday morning, rumpled and exhausted from our long car ride, but still delighted at the sight of the small, sleepy, charming town that is home to The Greenbrier. We were even more delighted when we pulled into the long drive of the resort and saw the expansive and majestic white columned building stretching before us like a cross between the White » Read More

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

Once upon a time, there were three girls in very different seasons of their lives, but at similar crossroads.

One was an aspiring actress in her 20’s, working a “day job” to pay the bills but hanging her dreams on the hope that someday soon, her dream would BE her job. One was a single mom in her 40’s, uprooted from everything she knew, having followed her heart to a new city, a new chapter, a » Read More

Dash of Sass: The Three Things I Ask God for When I Enter into a New Relationship

The Three Things I Have Learned to Ask God for When I Enter into a New Relationship (not just romantic, this can apply to relationships of any kind):

1)     Please protect my heart

2)     Please show me if there’s anything I need to know about this person that I’m not seeing

3)     Please remove this relationship from my life if it is not in your will for my life

Three very simple requests; yet I have found that when » Read More

Dash of Sass: The Beauty of Not Belonging

Quote of the Day: Some of us aren’t meant to belong. Some of us have to turn the world upside down and shake the heck out of it until we make our own place in it. ~Elizabeth Lowell Sometimes you have to wander around until you find where you really belong.  ~Rachel Gibson The Single Woman Says: Do you ever feel like you just don’t quite…FIT? » Read More

Lessons Learned From a Homeless Man Named Louie

“Sometimes it’s easy to walk by because we know we can’t change someone’s whole life in a single afternoon. But what we fail to realize it that simple kindness can go a long way toward encouraging someone who is stuck in a desolate place.” ~Mike Yankoski
Today I had a meeting in Nashville (I live about 30 miles away in the suburbs) and on the way home, decided to take the long way to cruise through » Read More

What Does Letting Go Look Like?

HOW do you let go and move on from ANYTHING in your life that no longer fits, no longer works, no longer brings you joy but pain, no longer brings you sunshine but rain?
Here’s how:
You take a deep breath, you say the words that you never imagined yourself saying, and you walk away. Battle-scarred and scared and unsure about the future as you may be, when you KNOW in your heart that this is not » Read More

Dash of Sass: The People Who Sit Next to Me in Coffee Shops, Volume 2: The Annoying Couple

Quote of the Day:
“Every day you have to make choices that ensure the thing you love continues to thrive. So if you find a way of life that is good for you, do whatever it takes to keep it. Complacency — the middle ground — is the attractive, safe choice. But fall into complacency, and that thing you love might wander off and be gone before you notice. Then what? Better to protect it in » Read More

Dash of Sass: Releasing the Idea of Someone

Quotes of the Day: “There’s a difference between loving the idea of someone and actually loving who they really are.” ~Unknown “Maybe you can try again, instead of loving someone you can’t be with.” ~Unknown The Single Woman Says: For those of you who have been following my blog for some time now, you know the story of my “Mr. Big.” And even if you » Read More

Your Happily Ever After Won’t Look Like Everyone Else’s

“When you thought you’d be baking pie & living behind your very own white picket fence, you’ll find yourself doing something so entirely different, you couldn’t have even imagined it a year before. There will be moments when you’ll look around and not even recognize your own life…in a good way.” ~Kate Northrup
The other day I was leaving my usual post at Starbucks where I frequently write from when I spotted three young girls, probably » Read More

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