Choosing to Travel Lightly – Blossom Tip 77

Usually I write serious stuff. Practical tips, encouragement, information, and sometimes even exhortation to take responsibility for your life and choose to grow forward — even in an unwanted, unexpected season of life. Put on your big girl pants and blossom!

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Blossoming Into Your Calling – Blossom Tip 76

Blossoming into who God created you to be — acrobat or blogger, cardiologist or gardener — takes time. Patience. Nurturing, growing, learning, and taking little leaps of faith. But what do you do if you’re stuck, stalled, or haven’t even started? I started the “She Blossoms” blog and book family […]


3 Ways to Make Peace With Yourself – Blossom Tip 75

I once found those kind of mistakes — though they were small and not terrible in the grand scheme of things — difficult to live with. I didn’t know how to make peace with myself, much less forgive myself.

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How to See a Fresh New You – Blossom Tip 73

Are you tired of beating yourself up, of wishing you were better, stronger, smarter or happier? It’s time to see yourself with fresh new eyes – and to Blossom into who God created you to be.

How to See a Fresh New You She Blossoms Tip 73

Helping a Teen Move Out of Foster Care Blossom Tips

How to Help a Teenager Move Out of Foster Care

Leaving home is a huge life transition for anyone; helping a teen age out of foster care is particularly problematic! My tips on how to help a teenager move out of foster care are inspired by a question I received from Christina Dronen, a foster parent and teen advocate.


How to Love Even When You Know the Truth – Blossom Tip 72

Visions of Vocation: Common Grace for the Common Good is one of the first books I’ve been assigned to read (I just started my Master of Divinity degree at Regent College in Vancouver, BC — though I think it should be called a “Servant of Divinity”! Not sure I’ll ever be equipped to master divinity, no matter how good the professors are).

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Stop Being Scared and Start Leaping in Faith – Blossom Tip 71

Stop Being Scared and Start Leaping in Faith – Blossom Tip 71

What was the last leap of faith you took? I bet you were scared. Maybe you’re taking a leap of faith right now. You’re starting a new season of life in a new job or at a new school or with a new partner. Maybe you’re learning how to live without someone you love, or you’re slowly letting go of a dear friend and companion.


Are You Tired of Blossoming Alone? Pen Pals – Blossom Tip 70

One of the best ways to let go of your old doubts, fears and problems is to find someone new to talk to. Someone who doesn’t know the “old you”, someone who will encourage you to change and grow. A Blossom Pen Pal is a friend who will encourage you to blossom in a new season of life!

Someone New to Talk To Pen Pals Blossom Tip 70

How to Make New Friends Brokenhearted Blossom Tip 69

Making New Friends When You’re Brokenhearted – Blossom Tip 69

It’s ironic, isn’t it? You need friends more than ever when your heart is broken. And yet it’s harder than ever to make new friends after a breakup, divorce, or death. You’re brokenhearted, sad, unmotivated, and tired. You may even feel worthless, unlovable, and empty.