Category «Inspiration»

Honoring Cynthia Heimel

Cynthia Heimel

Today for International Women’s Day, I would like to take this opportunity to honor one woman in particular, American humorist and feminist writer Cynthia Heimel. An email I received from reader and commenter Scharnhorst informed me that Cynthia has recently passed away, on February 25th, at the age of 70. In the email, he invited …

A Tough Love Letter To My 19 Year Old Self

[I recently published this on Thought Catalog and thought my readers here might enjoy.] I remember how it used to be – sitting at home, out in the country with nothing to do, trying to figure it all out. At the crossroads between girlhood and womanhood, you think you are ready for the adult world, but you’re …

Do What Makes You Happy

This holiday season is a bit difficult for me. My mom, who I was very close to, passed away last year – it will be one year as of Dec 28th, so you can imagine I have been thinking about her a lot lately. All things considered,  I’m still making the most of the season …

Wise Words About Relationships

  “A relationship isn’t going to make me survive. It’s the cherry on top.” – Jennifer Aniston   “Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.” – Rabindranath Tagore   “If you love someone, set them free. If they come back ,they’re yours. If they don’t, they never were.” – Richard Bach   “To know when …

Dames That Know: Introduction

The name for this blog, “Dames That Know” was inspired by one of my favorite iconic actresses, Mae West and her famous line, “A dame that knows the ropes isn’t likely to get tied up.” As you probably can imagine, we are here to learn the ropes in life and relationships. You won’t be finding …