How to Stop Feeling Useless

“He makes me feel useless and stupid,” said one of my She Blossoms readers. “My life is empty and meaningless, and I’m worthless.” I know the feeling, except it wasn’t a man who made me feel useless and stupid. It was my mom. I grew up feeling like I wasn’t good enough. I wasn’t pretty, […]

How to Stop Feeling Useless

Carrying On Without Saying Goodbye

How to Carry On When You Had No Time to Say Goodbye

The book No Time to Say Goodbye changed how I see the grieving and healing process after loss. These valuable lessons for carrying on when you didn’t have time to say goodbye will help you let go of someone you love. While this book focuses on the surviving the suicide of a loved one, it […]


7 Ways to Be an Emotionally Strong Woman in Your Relationship

Emotionally strong women are confident, healthy, and happy. They know what they want in their relationships and life yet they aren’t pushy, aggressive, or mean. Many women want to develop emotional strength—but they don’t know how. Even women in good relationships are looking for tips on emotional health. Here’s a comment and question from one […]

developing emotional strength in relationships

letting go of a relationship you want to keep

Letting Go of a Relationship You Want to Keep

You want to hold on, but you have to let go. Letting go of a relationship you want to keep is one of the hardest things you’ll ever do. It’s also one of the healthiest. I just finished writing the fourth edition of How to Let Go of Someone You Love. I wrote it because […]


How to Stop Worrying What People Think

You know what you want, but you’re worried about what people think. Maybe you don’t know what you want, but you still worry what people think or how they’ll respond. I get it! I’m struggling with an important decision right now, and I have to keep remind myself to stop worrying what people will think. […]

How to Stop Worrying What People Think

When You Doubt What You Believe

When You Doubt What You Believe

How you cope with doubtful thoughts and feelings affects your whole future – not to mention your present experience! What do you do when doubt fills your mind and overwhelms your emotions? Your ability to move through doubt determines whether you fail or succeed. Doubting is normal, no matter what you believe in or how […]


Blossoming into Life With Mary – Growing Forward

Are you blossoming into life or wilting in the heat? She Blossoms will encourage you to walk boldly into the new season God has planned! And who better than strong Biblical women to grow forward with? This article—Blossoming into Life with Mary of Nazareth—goes hand-in-hand with the last chapter of my book Growing Forward When […]

Starting Over With Ruth – Growing Forward

Growing Forward with Mary Magdalene

Growing Forward with Mary Magdalene

How did a “demon possessed” woman heal and become the first person who saw Jesus? Mary of Magdala is one of my favorite Biblical women in Growing Forward When You Can’t Go Back (but let’s be honest, I love them all! Except for Naomi. I had a hard time with her, as I mention in […]


Renewing Your Purpose With Esther – Growing Forward

If you know the purpose of your life, you’re one of the lucky ones! The rest of us are searching for and renewing our life purposes. Just when I think I knew the purpose of my life, bam. God zigs right and I’m left scrambling. Luckily He always waits for me to catch up. This […]


Reviving Your Heart With Hannah – Growing Forward

Reviving Your Heart With Hannah – Growing Forward

Coping with infertility is one of the most painful struggles in life. My husband and I are childless; we discovered we couldn’t have kids a few years after we married. It took a long time for me to fully accept the fact that I’ll never have a child. It hurts, and sometimes I still feel […]