Thirteen Things To Leave in 2013

Hope you’ve had a great first few weeks of 2014!

Since my “Things to Leave in 2013” series was such a big hit on Instagram and Facebook, I thought I would post all thirteen things here in one place in case you missed any. I hope you’ve already left all of these things in 2013…but just in case, here’s a reminder! (And there’s absolutely no time like the present to lose the dead weight.) 🙂

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Behind the Curtain: Chris Harrison

He has a new clothing line, the Chris Harrison Collection by Da Vinci. He recently launched a revolutionary new online dating app that just might change the online dating game forever. He’s hosted seventeen seasons of The Bachelor (season 18 premieres tonight!) and nine seasons of The Bachelorette…and it just so happens, he’s newly single himself. So who better to go “Behind the Curtain” with to get his unique perspective on the most hot-button questions » Read More

Dating in a 2.0 World, with Greg Behrendt & Amiira Ruotola

I have long been a fangirl of Greg Behrendt’s. He’s Just Not That Into You has been my Relationship Bible for the past decade. And then when he co-wrote THE definitive break-up book, It’s Called a Breakup Because It’s Broken with his wife, Amiira Ruotola-Behrendt, I became a fangirl of hers.

Thanks to the magic of Twitter, I recently got to connect with Greg and Amiira via Skype, and I became a fangirl of THEM. The » Read More

Ten Quotes to Start the New Year With Sass!

I decided that since we’re on the cusp of a new year, there was no time like the present to share my top ten favorite quotes from my book, The Single Woman: Life, Love, & a Dash of Sass. 2013 was a big year for me, as it saw the release my first published book…but I think 2014 has the potential to be an even BIGGER and BETTER year for ALL of us…in life, career, » Read More

He Said, She Said: Why Am I a One Date Wonder?

The Question

Dear Daniel & Mandy: I have been facing a problem for quite some time. It’s become more like a cycle. Whoever I like or get attracted to talks to me for some time, we meet up for coffee/one date…but beyond that, nothing happens. I had a bad breakup two years back and since then I have been single. I have gone on several dates to see if something might work but in the end » Read More

Coming Soon to the Blog! “He Said, She Said” with The Single Woman & Daniel Goddard

Hey friends! I’m SO excited to be able to tell you about the new blog series I’m starting with star of The Young & the Restless, Daniel Goddard. Because you guys LOVED the “Behind the Curtain” interview I did with Daniel SO MUCH…we decided to make it a regular thing!

“He Said, She Said” will give you guys the chance to submit questions and ask for advice about ANYTHING…from love to career to friendships to marriage » Read More

Day 12: What is Your Proudest Accomplishment?

My proudest accomplishment.

There was the time I published two books. And the time I was invited to travel with Oprah and her team as she filmed her Lifeclass in NYC and St. Louis. Then there’s the time I was voted a “Woman of Influence” by the Nashville Business Journal and a few months later, named one of the most eligible bachelorettes in Nashville by Nashville Lifestyles magazine. There was the time Forbes magazine compared me » Read More

Day 11: Describe Your Worst/Funniest/Most Embarrassing Date

My worst/funniest/most embarrassing date.

I could fill pages and pages with horror stories (HA!)….but then again, what single woman in her 30’s couldn’t? Or for that matter, what single man in HIS 30’s couldn’t? This whole dating thing, of spending awkward periods of time over dinner or coffee making small talk with a complete stranger and hoping a spark lights (or sometimes hoping a fire burns the place down so you can escape as quickly as » Read More

Day 10: The Meaning of Your Name and How It Fits or Doesn’t Fit You

Day 10: The Meaning of My Name and What It Means to Me

Mandy, short for Amanda, is my name. I didn’t have to Google the meaning of it because I’ve always known what it means. And I’ve always struggled with it.

Loveable. Worthy of love. She who must be loved.

Sometimes, as a single woman in your 30’s, with no romantic relationship of any kind, it’s really easy to feel unloved. Unloveable. Unworthy of love. Which are » Read More

Day 9: Your Favorite Weird/Funny Single Behavior

Day 9: My favorite “weird/funny single behavior”

I’ve fallen behind on the past couple of days because I’ve been in the process of moving, so please forgive me! I honestly have a list a mile long of my favorite weird/funny single behaviors, so I’ll have to try and narrow it down here. I don’t know if you ever saw the episode of Sex & the City where the girls are talking about their “secret single behaviors” » Read More

Something wonderful is on the horizon
Life doesn’t always look the way we want it to look. In Mandy’s upcoming book, Turn Toward the Sun: Releasing What If and Embracing What Is, you’ll find encouragement to live in the moment, sit with your experiences, and trust God with the unknown.
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Something wonderful is on the horizon
Turn Toward the Sun CoverLife doesn’t always look the way we want it to look. In Mandy’s upcoming book, Turn Toward the Sun: Releasing What If and Embracing What Is, you’ll find encouragement to live in the moment, sit with your experiences, and trust God with the unknown.
Preorder from Baker Book House for 40% off and free shipping!*
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*US shipping only