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The Real Reason You’re Not Blossoming 1

I’m in a “support group” of sorts – it’s a recovery program that helps people overcome addictive thoughts and behaviors. We’re all dealing with different types of addictions, from overeating to overthinking. One of the women in the group – let’s call her Bliss – is struggling with her husband’s […]

The Real Reason You’re Not Blossoming

The Space Between the Blossoms

The Space Between the Blossoms

Are you waiting for something to end, or to begin? Maybe you’re in a season of indecision or uncertainty, grief or hopeful expectation. The waiting space is that fallow time when your garden looks bare but you really want to believe something is happening underneath, in the loamy soil. Take heart! […]


6 Months Left to Blossom? How Not to Write Your Obituary 

In 1888 Alfred Nobel’s brother Ludvig died. A French newspaper mistakenly published Alfred’s obituary, condemning him for inventing dynamite. “The merchant of death is dead,” said the obituary. “Dr. Alfred Nobel, who became rich by finding ways to kill more people faster than ever before, died yesterday.” Alfred – who […]

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Say “Meeeoowww” and You Will Blossom Like a Cat 3

I recently spent 5 or 6 days wandering around Los Angeles, meowing like a cat. “Meeeoww!” said I out loud every time I caught myself judging a person, place, or thing. For example, some areas of some Hollywood streets are smellier than others. When I found myself wrinkling my nose […]


Big Bold Blossoms in Your Dreams

“Speak your truth, even if your voice shakes,” said Maggie Kuhn. Last night I dreamt about women standing up in a huge auditorium and saying what’s on their minds and in their hearts. Two women talked about how hard it is to keep their hair looking good – the first […]

Big Bold Blossoms in Your Dreams

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The Best Way to Blossom in a Hailstorm

“I’d love to start my own business or even a blog,” sighed my friend Beth. “But I just don’t have your self-discipline or time. By the time I get home from work, walk the dog, feed Brianna, and get ready for tomorrow…I have no motivation to do anything, much less […]


How to Blossom Like a Red Lobster in a Medieval Court

Have you heard of Elizabeth Gilbert’s book Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear? She’s the author of Eat Pray Love, which you may have read. Or watched on the big screen, or heard people rave about. Here’s one of my favorite stories from Big Magic – it’s about Blossoming even […]

Blossoming Like a Red Lobster in Court

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How Find God’s Will for Your Life – and Blossom! 1

Should you quit your job, leave a relationship, or move to a new city? What is God’s will for your life – and how will He direct and guide you? What signs will He give you, what doors will He open, where does He want your life to go? Big […]


It’s Your Time to Blossom

What an amazing group of women make up my SheBlossoms email list! If you’re not part of my group, just sign up at the bottom of this post. Or, enter your name and email in the big purple box in the sidebar 🙂 I recently emailed everyone individually about a new […]

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How to Use Food to Help You Blossom

How to Use Food to Help You Blossom

What are your favorite foods? More importantly – how does your body feel after you eat? My favorite foods are: Cilantro salsa (my husband’s secret recipe) My special lunch, which I’ve been eating every day for at least 2 years (as described in A Simple, No-Cook Ulcerative Colitis “Diet Plan”) […]