Day Eleven: Why I’m Still Single (The Ugly Truth)

Day 11: In Chapter Eight of You Are Enough, I share all the reasons why I think I’m still single, the good…the bad…the ugly. Talk about all the reasons why you think you’re still single. Don’t be afraid to be really real and raw and honest. If you’re not still single, talk about a time when you were single and lonely and afraid that love would never arrive.
Why do I SAY I’m still single?

A pithy, » Read More

Day Ten: Getting Real About Depression

Day 10: In Chapter Seven of You Are Enough, I talk about my experience with spiraling into clinical depression. Talk about your own experiences with depression, anxiety, or any other mental health struggle. If you haven’t been affected personally, share your insights into how you stay mentally healthy.

You never know what the final straw is going to be that pushes you from teetering on the edge of depression to full-blown depression. I battled clinical depression in » Read More

Days Six & Seven: Loving & Losing

I’ve been so busy this past week, I’ve fallen a bit behind on the challenge, so I’m combining Days Six and Seven 🙂
Day 6: In Chapter Four of You Are Enough, I share my journey of “Looking for Love,” and how a dating app helped shake up my romantic life. Share your thoughts about online dating or an experience you had while doing online dating that made an impact on your life.
Day 7: In Chapter Five, I » Read More

Days Four & Five: You Win Some, You Lose Some

I missed Day Four yesterday so I thought I would combine it with today!
Day 4: In Chapter Two of You Are Enough, a phone call one Monday morning changes the course of my entire life and my family’s lives. Share a time that you received life altering news, good or bad, and how it impacted your life.
Day 5: In Chapter Three, “Your Life Will Be Different, But It Will Be Amazing,”I talk about how life can » Read More

The “You Are Enough” 30-Day Blogging Challenge!

I did “The Single Woman’s 30-Day Blogging Challenge” a few years ago and it was a big hit, so I wanted to do another one in conjunction with my new book, You Are Enough. Except this time around, we’re not focused on our singleness, but on our “enough-ness.” Our sense of worth. Our ability to love and accept ourselves, just as we are. The goal by the end of the thirty days would be for » Read More

It Was Never Random

It was never random.

None of it. Not one minute of this past year of my life was ever random.

As some of you might recall, about a year ago I decided to put myself back on the dating scene by venturing into the world of online dating. I downloaded the Bumble app, not having a clue how it would change the course of my life.

I’m not being dramatic. It changed the course of my life.

Here’s something » Read More

New Beginnings

Welp, it’s been a hot minute, y’all.

Almost four months, to be exact.

A lot of you have asked me where I’ve been. Why I haven’t been writing. Why I haven’t been posting on social media as much.

The truth is…I needed a little sabbatical. A short season away from the written word. Away from being “The Single Woman.” Away from pithy, 140-character soundbites.

I needed to just be Mandy for a little bit. Actually, I needed to figure » Read More

Let’s Get Ready to Bumbllllllllllle!!!

Soooooo…

As I mentioned in a post a few weeks ago, I recently decided to try a dating app for the first time in my life. I’ve had brushes with online dating over the years, but I’ve never committed to it fully. For example, a few years ago I partnered with a pretty well-known dating site during the release of my first book, The Single Woman. The idea was to try online dating through their platform and write » Read More

To the Man I Thought Was ‘The One’

To the Man I Thought Was “The One,” or my “Almost, Not Quite Love”:

This is the last time I will ever write about you. I’ve given you pages, chapters, BOOKS of my life…but now it’s time for me to write a new story now. One without you in it.

I’m ready to do that now. But to start a new chapter, you must first close the old one.

For years I asked God to bring closure to » Read More

From Catfights to Catwalks: How TV Gets Single Life All Wrong

 

It seems everywhere I look these days, there’s a new dating show. Always a new angle… on the same premise. Cram one man and multiple women into an enclosed space complete with a castle, a cheesy soundtrack, and contrived dates, add a heap of drama and a dash of scandal and you’ve got the formula for a hit show. Easy as that. Very little assembly required.

Our culture (myself included!) is addicted to watching gaggles of » Read More

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