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

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 […]

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

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 […]


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 even death – losing someone you love breaks your heart. A natural reaction is to ask God to restore your relationship, especially if the breakup or separation was unexpected. Sometimes God reunites couples and […]

When God Doesn’t Restore a Broken Relationship HLB

How to Deal With Jealousy of Happy Relationships

5 Ways to Stop Feeling Jealous of Other People’s Relationships

Feeling jealous of a friend’s happiness is normal – especially if you lost your husband, broke up with your boyfriend, or have never fallen in love. You want to be happy for your friend’s relationship but you don’t know how to deal with your jealousy. Not only are you normal, […]


Healing Emotional Numbness After Losing Someone You Love

Feeling emotionally numb is normal after someone you love dies. But if you get stuck in this part of the grieving process, you can’t heal, grow forward, or find happiness. Here are a few ideas for handling the emotional numbness that often accompanies grief. Emotional numbness may be normal, but […]

Emotional Numbness After You Lose Someone You Love

How to Write a Relationship Obituary

What to Do When You Need a Hug

“I need more hugs! I miss being held and kissed,” said Michaela. “Nobody talks about the lack of a physical relationship after a breakup.” When you lose a man you love after a breakup, divorce, or death you aren’t prepared for the loss of physical intimacy and affection. You miss […]