Your Life


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

How to Cope With Rehoming a Dog

5 Ways to Deal With Guilt and Grief After Rehoming Your Dog

Rehoming a dog – or giving your pet away – is incredibly intense and sad. You’ll find no judgment here, only understanding and compassion. I know how you feel; I had to rehome my dog a few years ago, and the decision was agonizing. Here, I share tips on how to deal with your guilt and grief. First, the good news: your […]


7 Ways to Stop Feeling Like a Failure When You’re Over 40

Your life took a wrong turn somewhere along the way. You never thought you’d feel like a failure over 40 – maybe your career is empty, your relationships disappointing, your heart broken because of a betrayal or loss. Maybe your family is expressing their disapproval or disappointment with you. Guess what? You are not alone…and your life isn’t even half […]

Ways to Stop Feeling Like a Failure When You're Over 40

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A Quick List of Inspiring Adventure Travel Blogs for Women

When I asked for travel destination ideas on my “She Blossoms” Facebook Group, I got everything from the Yukon in Canada to Machu Picchu in Peru! So I decided this week’s Blossomy Bouquets absolutely must include inspiring adventure travel blogs for women like me, who need a few ideas and encouragement for their next vacation. Every week, I gather a […]


What to Do When You Feel Empty and You Don’t Know Why

One of the most popular internet search terms is “I feel empty.” If you struggle with feelings of emptiness and you don’t know why, I have good news for you! You are not alone. You are normal. The person sitting next to you on the bus or in the library or on your sofa at home is struggling with empty […]

I Feel Empty I Don't Know Why

40th birthday celebration ideas

12 Creative Ways to Celebrate and Honor Your 40th Birthday

Your fortieth birthday is when you really start to Blossom! This isn’t your typical list of 40th birthday celebration ideas; here, you’ll discover ways to explore, love, and be yourself in exciting and meaningful ways. These ideas will show you how to celebrate your fortieth birthday in meaningful ways and create memories that will last the rest of your life. I gathered […]


How to Play the Flute on Stage When You’re Nervous and Scared

The tricky part of learning how to play the flute in public is you don’t necessarily know how nervous you’ll be until you actually start performing! Playing with a teacher – or even in a school, community, or concert band – is one thing, but playing any wind instrument on stage can be a terrifying experience. In 8 Ways to […]

How to Play the Flute on Stage When You’re Nervous