4 Steps to Recovery After a Shocking Marriage Breakup

Some relationship breakdowns are expected and even planned; others are sudden and shocking. These steps will help you recover after a marriage breakup that’s left you stunned, lost and confused. In my “She Blossoms” blog posts, I typically begin with a reader’s comment and five Blossom Tips to help with healing and moving forward in […]

4 Steps to Recovery After a Shocking Marriage Breakup

How to Cope With Guilt After the Loss of Your Beloved Dog

How to Deal With Guilty Feelings After Your Dog’s Death   Recently updated !

Even if you didn’t cause your dog’s death, you still feel guilty. It’s a natural response to pet loss. If you accidentally killed your pet dog, you’ll be overwhelmed with guilty feelings. Here, you’ll find help dealing with the pain and grief. I am so sorry for your loss. It’s heartbreaking to cope with a […]


Where Was God When This Happened to Me and My Family?

Death, divorce, difficult diseases, natural disasters – even devastating breakups – are heartbreaking. Asking where God was when Something Bad happened to you and your family is normal. It’s healthy to question God and express your anger, grief, frustration and hopelessness! This helps you heal and build a personal relationship with Him. Here’s what one “She […]

Where Was God?

When You’re Forced to Move to a New Home

When You’re Forced to Move to a New Home

The first time I was forced to move to a new home, I had no choice. I was seven and going into foster care! But what do you do when you’re forced to leave your home as an adult? You know you “should” be coping better, but you just can’t seem to let go of […]


5 SMART Ways to Pray to God for Help, Healing and Hope

While there’s no single “right” way to pray for help, hope and healing, our prayers to God could always use a booster shot. These five tips reveal the SMART way to pray to God — and they apply to all situations. I was experimenting with the idea of praying to Jesus with the SMART goal-setting […]

The SMART Way to Pray for Help, Healing and Hope

How to Figure Out What God Wants You to Do

How to Figure Out What God Wants You to Do 

What job does God want you to take? Where does He want you to go in your career, and for how long? Here’s how to figure out what God wants you to do with your life; these five  “Blossom Tips” are focused on career and job decisions, but can be applied to all of life’s […]


How to Stop Being So Hard on Yourself 

Maybe you’ve been forgiven by someone you hurt, but you can’t stop beating yourself up. Maybe you believe God forgives other people’s mistakes and failures, but you just don’t know how to stop being so hard on yourself. Maybe you can’t forgive yourself, even after searching for tips for letting go of the past. Maybe […]

How to Stop Being So Hard on Yourself

From Believing in God to Having a Relationship With Jesus

From Believing in God to Having a Relationship With Jesus

What’s the difference between believing in God or a Higher Power, versus having a personal relationship with Jesus? A “She Blossoms” reader inspired me to write this article; below is her question about belief in God versus having a relationship with Jesus. In this article, you won’t find complicated theological arguments about why believing in God […]


Helping Your Sister Through Grief After Her Husband Dies

How do you comfort your grieving sister after the death of her husband? These five ways to help a family member grieve are inspired by a brother’s comment. His sister’s husband died several months ago, and she hasn’t been coping well with the grieving process. “Thanks so much for writing about feeling scared to grieve on […]

Helping Your Sister Through Grief After Her Husband Dies

5 Ways to Rebuild Lost Confidence in Yourself

What to Do When You Lose Confidence in Yourself

No matter how self-confident you are, it’s normal to occasionally lose confidence in yourself. If you’ve recently experienced a breakup, job loss, relationship conflict or some other failure (real or imagined), your self-confidence is even more likely to falter. Here, you’ll find my favorite ways to rebuild your confidence and renew your self-esteem. The most […]