My friend is a single mom of three who earns minimum wage and can barely make her mortgage payments. And yet she buys organic fruit, veggies, dairy and meat – which is such a waste of money! According to me, of course – not according… Read More »Do You Judge Your Friend’s Spending Habits? Loving What Is
How will you spend the second half of life? Who will you be, what will you do, where will you go? Maybe you’re a woman over 50 who is looking for meaningful ideas for the rest of your life. If so, you are not alone. I’m turning fifty in four months, and I can’t wait!
What gift do you give on a woman’s 50th birthday – especially if that woman is you? Good news: the second half of life is when you’re just getting good at being alive! These five tips for spiritual pilgrimages and journeys to India will help… Read More »5 Tips for Planning a 50th Birthday Pilgrimage to India
Most tips on how to stop feeling bad about yourself are surficial, meaning they only skim the surface of the problem. They don’t dig up the roots of why you feel bad about yourself. Nor do they help when you’re crushed under the heavy darkness of thoughts like “I feel bad about myself” or even “I hate myself.” Surficial tips aren’t good enough.
Being alone on your birthday isn’t just lonely, it’s also a little embarrassing. I spent my 34th at a neighborhood pub, sitting at the bar, feeling sorry for myself and wondering how to be happy alone. After a glass of wine, I admitted it was my birthday to the bartender and the guy sitting a couple stools down…and they not only bought me drinks and appetizers, they sang “Happy Birthday.” Several times.
Learning whether you have mostly introverted or extroverted personality traits will increase your self-understanding and improve your relationships. Here’s one thorough “introvert-extrovert test” and two shorter personality tests to help you see where you stand on the introverted-extroverted scale.
The holiday season will never be the same. After you lose someone you love, you’re not the same, either. How do you get through the holidays when you’re grieving? These ideas won’t erase your pain, but they might help you find a little hope, peace,… Read More »How to Get Through the Holidays When You’re Grieving
Many widows never get over the loss of their husbands. Sometimes even the healthiest woman can’t seem to shake the grief and pain of loss. These ideas for coping with grief that never never ends are inspired by a She Blossoms reader.