A Lesson in Gratitude, or, How the Little Things Became the Big Things

I’m sitting here in my tiny little kitchen that I don’t own…gazing out at my cozy little loft with the turquoise carpet that someone else picked out long before I ever arrived here…watching my sweet kitty, Prince Hairy, stalking a bug across the room, carefully following the bug’s path so he can “protect his domain.” (He never actually harms the bug, he just likes to monitor the bug’s every move.) Steam rises from my coffee » Read More

Dash of Sass: You Are NOT Alone

I received this question this morning from a Facebook friend and wanted to post it here, along with my answer, because I feel like this is an issue that many single women struggle with.


I keep trying and trying year and after and I am still alone. I pray every day. But everyone is a pair that I know and I am not included in anything. Many of my friends are married. I get excluded from the » Read More

Dash of Sass: Happiness is a Choice

We all get hurt by life. By people. By events and situations not going our way. Let’s face it…it’s tough to be human! But every single second we are given the choice to choose our attitude. No circumstance can define or destroy or control us unless we let it. So despite what’s going on in your life today, I urge you to think happy thoughts and speak happy words and choose to be a happy » Read More

We Are All…The Single Woman

The following is an excerpt from my book The Single Woman: Life, Love, & a Dash of Sass:

Instead of “single & fabulous,” the life of a single woman in her late 20’s and beyond is all too often labeled “single & desperate.” Instead of viewed as a choice, “single” seems to denote a lack of options. Everyone seems to want to meddle in the life of the woman who refuses to settle; setting her up on » Read More

The Single Woman’s Dash of Sass: Say YES!

Quote of the Day: “When you are joyful, when you say yes to life and have fun and project positivity all around you, you become a sun in the center of every constellation, and people want to be near you.” ~Shannon L. Alder The Single Woman Says: The message is simple today. Say YES. Say yes to life. Say yes to adventure. Say yes to » Read More

The Single Woman’s Dash of Sass: Letting Go of Toxic Emotions

Excerpt from “The Single Woman’s Sassy Survival Guide: Letting Go & Moving On”… THE SINGLE WOMAN SAYS: Refusing to forgive those who walked away from you or hurt you allows people who aren’t even in your life anymore to control you. Maybe today you’re living with regret. Or anger. Or unforgiveness. Or bitterness. Or unhappiness. Or fear. Or blame. Whether it’s directed at either yourself or someone else – it doesn’t matter. » Read More

The Single Woman’s Dash of Sass: Maybe It’s Not Your Life That Needs Changing…But Your Perpsective

Quotes of the Day: What we see depends mainly on what we look for. ~John Lubbock You have to learn to see things in the right proportions; to see great things great & small things small. ~Corrie Ten Boom Pain or perspective, that’s the choice. You choose pain – you choose to fight it, deny it, bury it – then yes, the choice is always » Read More

The Single Woman’s Dash of Sass: What You FIND Depends on the Attitude You Have While You’re Looking!

Quotes of the Day: “You can often change your circumstances by changing your attitude.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt “The greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.” ~Martha Washington “The only person who can pull me down is myself, and I’m not going to let myself pull me down anymore.” ~C. JoyBell C. The Single Woman Says: » Read More

The Single Woman’s Dash of Sass: 30 Days of Happiness

Quote of the Day: “Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it. You must make a mighty effort to keep swimming » Read More

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