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The 5 Invitations – Moving Through the Grieving Process

One of the best books I’ve read on how to move through the grieving process is called The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully by Frank Ostaseski. Here, I share five different tips from his book for moving through the grief and healing process. “In the old days, people used to wear black armbands to […]

How to Move Through the Grieving Process

When Grief Never Ends Reach Out to God

When the Grief Never Ends and You Can’t Reach Out to God

Widows never really “get over” the loss of their dear departed husbands. But, a healthy grieving process should ease up over time…shouldn’t it? Not always. Here are a few ideas on what do you do when the grief never ends, and you can’t reach out to God. “Today is hard because it’s the third anniversary of my husband’s death,” says […]


How to Stop Feeling Sorry for Yourself 

I grew up in and out of foster homes. My mom struggles with schizophrenia, my dad lives in a land far away, and I have no close family. It took me a long time to learn how to stop feeling sorry for myself — but once I put my self-pity down, I began to Blossom. You’re here because you feel […]

How to Stop Feeling Sorry for Yourself 

Blossom Tips Stop Dwelling on the Past

3 Blossom Tips to Help You to Stop Dwelling on the Past

It’s not healthy to completely forget the past, but you can’t keep dwelling on the pain. These Blossom Tips to help you move forward in your life — whether you’re adjusting to a breakup, death, or difficult life change. First, here’s what a “She Blossoms” reader called Florrie says about healing after a difficult breakup: “It’s been four months since […]


Why Doesn’t God Intervene to Protect Us?

If God loves us so much, why doesn’t He protect us from pain and suffering? Why doesn’t God intervene when Christians are suffering, struggling, or sad and lonely? You’re not alone if you’re wondering where God was when something bad happened to you. You’re not the only one questioning where God is. One of our Blossom readers emailed me the […]

Why Doesn’t God Intervene to Protect Us?

How to Keep Going When You Lose Your Soulmate

How to Live After You Lose Your Soulmate

You may feel like you can’t go on when you lose your soulmate  — whether it was due to death, divorce, or a difficult breakup. You feel the loss in your heart, stomach, and soul. Your soulmate was part of you, your daily life and identity…how do you keep going? “Remember to be heroically patient with yourself,” writes Alan Wolfelt […]


3 Ways to Find Peace When You’re Anxious and Afraid

Two readers recently asked for tips on how to find peace when you’re struggling with anxiety and fear. I know well those anxious, fearful feelings — they were unwelcome visitors on many a dark night. I’ve tried several ways to find peace; below, I’ll share three of my most Blossomy tips for fighting anxiety and fear. Here’s one reader’s comment, […]

3 Ways to Find Peace When You’re Struggling With Fear and Anxiety

Adjust to Being a Single for Women Over 40

7 Smart Ways to Adjust to Being a Single Woman Over 40 

Maybe the single life when you’re a woman in your 40s is a dream come true – or maybe it’s your worst nightmare! Perhaps it’s a little of both. Maybe you feel like a failure because you’re not in a successful relationship, or you feel like a success because you escaped an unhealthy marriage. “I feel like a failure because […]