joyful life tips


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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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 […]


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

How to Stop Negative Thoughts From Controlling Your Life

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 […]


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

Overcoming Fear of What People Think About You

7 Tips for Overcoming Fear of What People Think About You

The best way to overcome your (completely normal) fear of what people think is to do things that make people think about you. Yes, it’s counterintuitive. And yes – it works! Here’s how I’m successfully overcoming fear of what other people think of me, and how you can find the same freedom, peace, and joy in your life. I always […]


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 […]

40th birthday celebration ideas