Flourishing


5 Things I Learned From My Muslim Little Sister

Seven years ago — after my husband and I discovered we can’t have kids — I applied to be a volunteer mentor with Big Sisters/Big Brothers. This nonprofit organization matches adults (“Bigs”) with youth (“Littles”) and supports the friendship. I first learned about it 35 years earlier when I myself […]

Things I Learned From My Muslim Little Sister

How Did You Meet Jesus She Blossoms Tip 65

How Did You Meet Him? Blossom Tip 65

Join me in congratulating Holly, Judy, Gina, Jean, and Julie! They each won a free copy of Growing Forward When You Can’t Go Back by entering my Free Book Give-Away for She Blossoms Readers – Blossom Tip 64.


How to Keep Going When Life is Hard – Blossom Tip 59

When I travel — like now in Portugal — I pack light. Wearing the same clothes doesn’t bother me the way it used to. This morning, however, was special. I dug out a fresh pair of trousers and a clean shirt (I’m wearing my husband’s button up dress shirts because […]

How to Keep Walking - She Blossoms Tip 59

How to Always Be Happy Blossom Tip 58

How to Always Be Happy – Blossom Tip 58

Greetings from Tomar, Portugal! Earlier today I explored the Convento de Cristo —  a 12th-century castle that was formerly a Knights Templar, monastery, and convent. It kinda made me want to be a nun, cloistered and focused on God. But then I wouldn’t be able to travel…and exploring castles makes […]


What to Do While You’re Waiting – Blossom Tip 57

What’s the longest you’ve waited for something? Maybe it was an hour for a bus, or a week for test results. Maybe it was a month for a job offer, or a year for a husband. Maybe it was a decade for a loved one to return, or a lifetime […]

A New Season she Blossoms Tip 57

Ways to Be Happy When You’re Alone

5 Keys to Being Happy When You’re Alone

These five “Blossom Tips” for being happy when you’re alone will help you find the sweet spot. You’ve been lonely and searching for happiness for long enough! It’s time to learn how to be happy in the garden you’re planted in and flourish into the woman God created you to […]


An Easy Way to Start Mending Your Broken Heart 

When a relationship ends, some people quickly bounce back. Others take longer, and still others never pick up the pieces of their broken hearts. Feeling stuck and lonely is no way to live – or to Blossom into who you were created to be! Why do some people heal faster […]

An Easy Way to Start Mending Your Broken Heart 

How to Calm the Anxiety of Meeting Your Ex New Partner

4 Ways to Be Calm When You Meet Your Ex and His New Partner

What do you say to your ex’s new partner when you meet for the first time? How do you cope with your feelings of anxiety, anger and insecurity? Meeting your the new girlfriend or new wife won’t be the easiest moment of your life…but it may not be as painful […]


How to Love an Emotionally Unavailable Man 

You’re in a relationship with an emotionally unavailable man – and you love him too much to leave. You are not alone, even if he doesn’t show his emotions.  In this article, you’ll find 10 tips on how to love a man who isn’t available emotionally. Here’s what a wife wrote […]

Loving Emotionally Unavailable Man