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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 Break Free From a Toxic Ex Relationship

These practical, effective tips for finding freedom after a breakup will help you get over an ex-boyfriend or ex-husband. Breaking free – especially from a toxic ex relationship that is destroying your self-identity – doesn’t have to take months or years.

The Secret to Keeping Your Hope Alive – Blossom Tip 63

Before we talk about nourishing hope and faith — which can be hard in the holiday season — I have a Public Service Announcement about our free “She Blossoms” calendar. 🙂 A new and improved version of the calendar is coming, so don’t print your copy yet! An eagle-eyed reader pointed out a typo in the month of June, and I […]

Starting Over When Life Knocks You Down – Blossom Tip 61

Have you ever been in a car accident? I can only imagine how painful it must be! I accidentally bumped into a parked car once — while walking — and was shocked at how much that little tap hurt. Life knocks us down in all sorts of ways, on all sorts of days. Not every bump and bruise looks or […]

What to Remember When You’re Left Behind – Blossom Tip 60

Did you know elephants grieve when one of their herd dies? Scientists say it’s because they live for approximately 70 years and develop strong bonds. Long, close relationships make death difficult. Yesterday I saw death. And I discovered that elephants aren’t the only animals who grieve. I’m back from my Portugal vacation — my broken shoulder still sore but healing […]

When God Doesn’t Restore a Broken Relationship

A broken relationship is one of life’s most painful experiences. Whether it’s a breakup, divorce or death – losing someone you love breaks your heart. Your first and most natural reaction might be to ask God to restore your relationship, especially if the breakup or separation was unexpected.

7 Easy Ways to Stop Negative Thinking After a Breakup

Sometimes you are your own worst enemy after a breakup – such as when you allow negative thoughts to control your mood and mind. These tips on how to stop negative thinking will help you regain control of your life. After breaking up, you can feel better about yourself than you ever have before! Breaking up is never easy. Even if […]