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

When Someone Ghosts

We’ve all experienced the inevitable ghosting by a guy. You know, you’re cruising along, things are going well, you’ve been texting every day, maybe even hung out a time or two…when all of a sudden, POOF. He vanishes, into thin air and into the night, leaving you wondering what you did wrong or what could have happened to scare him away and sometimes even checking obituaries because only death itself is a suitable excuse 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

Bad Dates Happen to the Best of Us

Into every girl’s life, a bad date will fall. It’s a certainty. There aren’t a whole lot of certainties in life…but this is one of them. Kind of like the traffic light turning green the minute you start to put on your makeup or the roof of your mouth feeling like it was left out in the sun too long the day after you eat your weight in Cookie Crisp. (Why does Cookie Crisp make the » 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

Not Gonna Happen

Truth came to me recently in the form of a fortune-telling bath bomb.

WHAT? You’re probably asking. Mandy has definitely lost it this time. What even is a “fortune-telling bath bomb”?

We’ll get to that in a minute. But first: Here’s the thing. Truth can come to us at any time, any place, in any form or fashion, if we have eyes to see and ears to hear. Truth can arrive on a regular Tuesday morning. It » Read More

Follow Your Heart…But Take Your Brain With You

Modern dating can be a little overwhelming at times. As someone who has recently stepped back onto the dating scene after a very long hiatus, it’s taken me a minute to adjust. Even before my dating break, I was never a regular dater. I’ve had literally a handful of dating relationships in the past decade. So it’s safe to say…a lot has changed. We text now instead of call. It’s more likely that you won’t even » Read More

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