joyful life tips


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 […]


7 Ways to Renew Your Interest in Life

Your spark has dimmed, nothing motivates you, you have no interest in life, work, family or friends. How do you renew the zeal for living that you once had? Lots of ways, such as learning how to play! Stop taking yourself — and your life — so seriously. Put down the burdens you’ve been carrying (much easier if you believe […]

7 Ways to Renew Your Interest in Life

How to Keep Going When You Want to Give Up

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 Accept the Idea That You’ll Be Childless Forever

How do you deal with a childless marriage? These tips for coping with childlessness forever are for both married and single women. I can’t have kids; my husband and I first started dealing with infertility 10 years ago. It was a process, and it took a long time…but we’ve come to accept the idea that we’ll be childless forever. On […]

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

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 […]


4 Ways to Take Control of Negative Thoughts – Today!

Are you dwelling in the past or worrying about the future? Whether you’re struggling with negativity because of things that happened in the past, or worries about what life will bring later today, tomorrow, or next year – you can learn how to stop negative thoughts that seem to take control of your life. And, you WILL Blossom into the […]

How to Stop Negative Thoughts From Controlling Your Life

I Feel Empty I Don't Know Why

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 […]