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 […]

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 […]

Growing Forward with Mary Magdalene

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 […]

Uprooting With Naomi – Growing Forward 

I have to confess that Naomi wasn’t my favorite biblical woman to write about in Growing Forward When You Can’t Go Back. I struggled with so much sadness and grief when writing about her life! Not because of Naomi herself – though she was so bitter she actually renamed herself Mara (a Hebrew word for […]

Uprooting With Naomi Growing Forward She Blossoms

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Going Through Infertility With Sarah – Growing Forward

Sarah and Abraham struggled with infertility for ten years. She eventually conceived Isaac, but it was a long, difficult journey. I understand the pain of trying to get pregnant but being disappointed month after month. I know what it’s like to accept a childless life. In How to Overcome Hopelessness After an Infertility Diagnosis, I […]

Recreating and Replanting with Eve – Growing Forward

Eve was the first woman in the Bible to lose a child, and the grieving process hasn’t gotten easier through the ages. Eve’s losses were heartbreaking. She was the first woman to lose her home, identity, and plans for the future. She suffered one son’s death and another son’s estrangement. We know Eve as the […]

Recreating and Replanting with Eve – Growing Forward

How to Fall Asleep on Sleepless Nights

How to Fall Asleep on Dark Sleepless Nights

When you can’t sleep, the night is lonely and dark. Sleepless nights seem to last forever, don’t they? Every minute gets worse. If you have chronic insomnia, you know exactly what I’m talking about! I feel your pain — not sleeping is terrible. I was inspired to write this article when I couldn’t fall asleep […]

When Your Life Has No Purpose or Meaning

When you lose your purpose, life feels flat and meaningless. These seven tips will help you cope with the feeling of having no life purpose, and give you ideas for moving forward into a new season. “One day, mustering up every ounce of courage she could find, she simply left,” write the authors of This […]

How to Cope With Losing Your Life Purpose in Your 50s

5 Tips for Growing Forward When You Can’t Go Back

5 Tips for Growing Forward When You Can’t Go Back

You know your life will never be the same, and you’re struggling to move on. You’ve come to the right place! These tips will help you grow forward when you can’t go back. I call them “Blossom Tips” because they’re about planting seeds, nurturing growth, and flourishing in a new season of life. “See, I […]