joyful life tips

What to Remember When You’re Scared to Travel Alone

What to Remember When You’re Scared to Travel Alone

A reader asked how I cope with the fear of traveling solo — especially since I’m going to India alone in less than a week! I’m not a single female traveler, nor am I widowed or divorced. On the contrary, I’m a happily married woman going on a spiritual pilgrimage into the second half of life.

Travel Tips for 50+ Women with Pericarditis

7 Tips for Traveling Alone with Pericarditis for Women 50+

According to the emergency room doctor, pericarditis is surprisingly common in women over 50. And since women 50+ like to travel, traveling with pericarditis is also quite common! If you’re planning a trip and you’ve been diagnosed with pericarditis or a form of pericardial heart disease, you’ve landed in the right place.

Ways to Spend the Second Half of Your Life for Women Over 50

5 Ways to Make the Second Half of Your Life Meaningful

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!

Laurie Pawlik Kienlen Blossom Tips ebook

Letting Go of Someone You Love – A “She Blossoms” eBook

Letting go of someone you love isn’t about forgetting. It’s about loosening an unhealthy attachment to the past. It’s about finding freedom and hope from the heaviness of grief. Letting go is about healing the hurt, and allowing your natural strength and resilience help you blossom into who you were created to be.

Tips for Being Happy Alone on Your Birthday

How to Be Happy Alone on Your Birthday

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.