A reader emailed me, excited about being accepted into a school program – a cultural exchange – that will send her to Delhi to do volunteer work in an orphanage for four months. But what if she gets homesick while volunteering in India? She really… Read More »What If You Get Homesick While Volunteering in India?
If you bring your non-UAE passport to prove you aren’t a resident, you can buy alcohol in Dubai. In the past, wine, beer and hard liquor was only sold to tourists in licensed restaurants.
Moving to Africa was one of the best – and hardest – decisions of my life. If you have the opportunity – or even just the desire – to live and work in Africa, do it! I lived in Nairobi, Kenya for three years –… Read More »Should You Move to Africa? 7 Mistakes to Avoid
Traveling in faith means everything belongs: missed flights, sketchy hotel rooms, confusing directions, and lost passports! I’m Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen, a Vancouver-based travel blogger, freelance writer, and published author. I share tips and tools to encourage, inspire and transform travelers of all sizes and shapes, cultures… Read More »Travel in Faith: Tips and Tools for Travel That Transforms You
A fun, creative way to make tomorrow better than today: create a vision board! This isn’t about “manifesting” something from nothing. It’s about being specific and clear about what you want. Vision boards help you create focus and meaning. And a vision board can help… Read More »How to Make Tomorrow Better – Blossom Tip 20
Last week I introduced the “Pass the Parcel” game in A Parcel for You – Blossom Tip 38. Here’s one of the loveliest responses, from one of our She Blossoms readers: “As a Brit who now lives in the US, I can attest to this game.… Read More »How to Give Your Anxiety to God – Blossom Tip 39
Where do you find inspiration when you feel unmotivated, bored, and even empty inside? How do you create meaningful work – a meaningful life – if you aren’t inspired? Some writers believe that dreaming at night is the heart and soul of good writing. Other… Read More »How to Blossom When You Don’t Feel Inspired
It hurts to be criticized, doesn’t it? Even when you earned the criticism and could actually learn from it. Yesterday, a woman I interviewed for a magazine article sent me negative feedback on how I handled the interview. Specifically, she said I should have told her before… Read More »How to Blossom When You’re Criticized