Jobs and Careers


How to Focus on What Really Matters in Your Life

Sometimes, figuring out what really matters in life is the easy part. Survival, love, relationships, safety and security, feeling valuable, and living a meaningful life are things that matter to all of us. The hard part staying focused on the things that really matter in your life. “I recently had back surgery,” says Sherry in my She Blossoms Facebook Group. […]

How to Focus on What Really Matters

How to Transition to a New Stage of Life

3 Tips for Transitioning to a New Stage of Life

Transitioning to a new life stage is difficult even if you chose to make the move. No matter how exciting or perfect your new life is, you’ll still find it difficult to transition. This is normal, so don’t be too hard on yourself if you’re having trouble settling in. I received a message from one of my “She Blossoms” readers, […]


How to Keep Going – Even When You Want to Give Up

Giving up isn’t really what you want to do – but the problem is you just don’t know how to keep going. Take heart, for here you’ll find the strength, courage, and hope you need to fight those “I want to give up” feelings. My first teaching job was in Africa, at an American school for missionaries’ and ex-pats’ kids. […]

How to Keep Going When You Want to Give Up

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6 Practical Ways to Find God’s Call on Your Life

You were created for a purpose and God has a plan for your life…but what is it? These tips for finding what God has called you to do are inspired by a “She Blossoms” reader called Kelly. He wants to discern God’s call on his life, and asked what was helpful for me. “I found your blog through an internet […]


Best Jobs for Introverts and People Who Like to Be Alone

Introverts have unique strengths and abilities – as you’ll see in this list of the best jobs for introverts and people who like to work alone. I also included a quick “introversion personality test” for people with introverted traits, to help with your job search. “I’m glad you researched these career possibilities and job types,” said Zora in response to 10 […]

Am I an Introvert Extrovert Quiz

Unusual Jobs Creative Ways to Make Money

25 Odd Jobs and Hobbies That Make Money in Creative Ways

These “odd jobs” and hobbies are also the most unusual careers and creative ways to make money. Why drag yourself to to work every day when you can be enchanted by your job? In How to Start a Life History Writing Business, I describe how I turned my writing hobby into an actual career. Writing memoirs or life histories can […]


Help Finding Part Time Jobs for Seniors and Retirees

Whether you’re searching for work because you need money or social interaction, here’s what you need to know about finding part time jobs for seniors and retirees. I was compelled to compile this list of job opportunities for a retired reader, who said… “I’ve always dreamed of being a writer, and getting published in national magazines and newspapers,” says Debbie on Freelance Writing […]

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12 Employee Appreciation Gifts That Will Make Your Staff Happy

Happy staff members are productive and positive! These employee appreciation gift ideas will make your online shopping excursion fast and easy. Many of these gifts can be bought in bulk – and yet they are personalized so each staff member will appreciate both the fairness and the thought you put into his or her gift. “I’m a manager of an […]