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Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen
Works at Blossom
Attended UBC
Lives in Vancouver, BC, Canada
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I quickly learned how to be a faster and better writer with Dragon Naturally Speaking; my only regret is I waited so long to use speech recognition software in my work. I was introduced to Dragon Naturally Speaking more than five years ago but I hesitated to invest in it because I didn’t think it would work for me. Boy, was I wrong!
#dragonnaturallyspeaking #speechrecognitionsoftware
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10 Things You Need to Know About Adopting a Baby
http://www.theadventurouswriter.com/blogbaby/for-adoptive-parents-tips-for-a-successful-adoption/
If you’re searching for “how to adopt a baby”, you are one of 10,000 people who are looking for infant adoption this month! Here’s the basic foundation of what you need to know about infant adoption in the United States and Canada. I spent weeks researching tips for adopting babies when my husband and I found out we can’t have kids naturally. Our fertility treatments (intrauterine insemination) didn’t work, and we wanted to know if infant adoption was possible.
#adoptababy #infantadoption
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How to Understand the Results of Your Semen Analysis
http://www.theadventurouswriter.com/blogbaby/what-do-my-sperm-test-results-mean-help-with-semen-analysis/
Here’s how to read and understand your semen analysis results, plus a description of what normal sperm looks like. A typical semen analysis might include the terms “sluggish sperm” and “diminished sperm motility” and “normal forward sperm progression” – but don’t let those sperm test results alarm you.
#semenanalysis #spermtest #malefertility
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How to Help Your Children Through a Painful Divorce
http://howloveblossoms.com/helping-children-cope-getting-a-divorce-advice/
These tips for helping your children cope when you’re getting a divorce will make the transition to your “new normal” much easier. A reader inspired me to write this article; she asked how to help her kids through a separation and divorce initiated by her husband…
#divorceadvice #helpingchildren #gettingdivorced
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How to Be With a Man Who Doesn’t Care About You
http://howloveblossoms.com/how-to-be-with-a-man-who-doesnt-care-about-you/
You know deep down your boyfriend doesn’t love you, but you just can’t break free. Here’s how to be with a man who doesn’t care about you. This relationship advice was inspired by a reader who feels “addicted” to her boyfriend but knows he doesn’t love her the way she loves him…
#loveaddiction #hedoesntloveme #breakuptips
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Do You Want to Quit Drinking? 10 Benefits of Staying Sober
http://www.theadventurouswriter.com/blog/benefits-of-quitting-drinking-how-to-stop/
Let's be honest: getting and staying sober isn't easy. But if you focus on these ten benefits of quitting drinking alcohol and spirits, you'll find it easier to control the urge to drink alcohol every day. At the end of this article I also included two excellent resources on how to stop drinking and start feeling better about yourself, your health and your life.
#quitdrinking #aa #howtostopdrinking
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You need to tell someone that you survived rape or sexual abuse, but how? Here’s how to say “I was sexually abused as a child” or “My uncle or brother or father molested me.”
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Find Out Why You Can’t Get Pregnant Today – 4 Fertility Checklists
http://www.theadventurouswriter.com/blogbaby/why-cant-i-get-pregnant-male-female-fertility-problems/
If you’re asking “why can’t I get pregnant?”, you are not alone! Don’t lose hope; here are the most common reasons women don’t conceive, four fertility checklists, and help getting pregnant. If you’re not getting pregnant you might be dealing with anything from azoospermia (no sperm) to problems ovulating because of irregular periods. These male and female fertility checklists will help you decide if it’s time to see a doctor or infertility specialist.
#whycantIgetpregnant #fertilitytests #ttc 
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How to Write Your Truth as a Christian Blogger – and Make Money
http://www.theadventurouswriter.com/blogwriting/christian-bloggers-how-to-start-a-blog-jesus-christ/
Christian bloggers, you’re answering God’s call to start a blog that expresses who you are in Jesus Christ. Awesome! These 8 blogging tips will help you find your voice, write the gospel truth, and even make a good living as a writer. My inspiration for this article came from a Christian writer....
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7 Ways to Survive Life With an Angry Man - When You Can’t Leave
http://howloveblossoms.com/how-to-survive-life-with-controlling-angry-man/
Are you living with a man who lets his anger control him (and you)? These 7 tips on how to survive life with an angry husband or boyfriend will help you cope - especially if you can't leave your relationship or home.
#angryman #howtosurvive
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Is He a “Bad Boy” Who Will Break Your Heart? 10 Qualities of a Good Man
http://www.theadventurouswriter.com/quipstipsrelationships/qualities-of-a-good-man/
Sure, he’s charming, smooth talking, and sexy…but he is one of the good guys? These top 10 qualities of a good man will help you quickly see the warning signs of a bad guy. You’ll see your guy for who he is…not who he wants you to think he is.
#badboys #goodmen #topqualities
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How to Get Through the Day When You’re a Grieving Widow
http://www.theadventurouswriter.com/blog/help-for-grieving-spouses-widow-shares-how-she-survived/
When you’re grieving, they tell you to take it “one day at a time.” But how do you get through the next hour? These tips and prayers for grieving widows are from Kathleen, who lost her husband after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease.
#grievingwidow #Christmasgrief
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Introduction
Hello! I'm passionate about encouraging women to Blossom in life - especially if they're dealing with the loss of a spouse, relationship, job, family member, or even a pet. Loss is loss, and it hurts. 

I started blogging in 2008; my most popular site is Blossom in Love. I recently finished my MSW (Master of Social Work) at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, and  am working part-time with Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver. 
Bragging rights
I know how to play the flute :-)
Education
  • UBC
    Master of Social Work (MSW), 2012 - 2014
  • University of Alberta
    Education, 1999 - 2001
  • University of Alberta
    Psychology, 1991 - 1994
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Gender
Female
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Occupation
Full-time writer
Employment
  • Blossom
    Blogger, present
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Currently
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Previously
Alberta, Saskatchewan, & Africa
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How to Stop Obsessing About What Happened
theadventurouswriter.com

You know you’re wasting time and energy, but you don’t know how to stop. Obsessing about what happened is more common than you think - and I

How to Sleep in a Noisy Hospital - 8 Tips for Patients
theadventurouswriter.com

The irony about hospitals is that you’re supposed to heal, but it’s hard to sleep! These tips for sleeping in a hospital are for patients wh