Discover How to Thrive in Adversity in Michelle Pearce’s ‘Night Bloomers’ [REVIEW]

Do some people, like flowers, only thrive in the dark? (Photo courtesy Canva)

A person’s perception is their reality. No matter how you spin the conversation, if someone perceives the situation one way you will not win them over to another point of view. Only that individual can chose to see another viewpoint. But in Michelle Pearce’s Night Bloomers, she uses the analogy of a flower that blooms at night to help readers look at themselves when it comes to growth.

Michelle Pearce, PhD's NIGHT BLOOMERS
Ixia Press

When we suffer from trauma, it is hard to right our true north, so to speak. The individual faces an internal emotional battle which can stymie how we move forward in our life.

Only when an individual takes a realistic look at themselves and decides to take action by being in the present can real progress be made. As uncomfortable as this is, changing patterns we have grown accustomed to is difficult, but not impossible.

While there were several takeaways in this book for me personally, there was one I that really gave me an “Aha! moment,” as Oprah always says.

This was when Pearce encourages the reader to write down their thoughts and feelings. I really appreciated this aspect of the book because it gave me a space to look at why I felt the way I did. Sometimes I am not comfortable sharing my thoughts with others but seeing my thoughts on paper helped me to see things without judgement.

Night Bloomers may not be everyone’s book of choice depending on where they are in life, but it sets forth several practical ways one can change how they perceive themselves and their circumstances.

I challenge you to begin the journey toward finding a more peaceful version of yourself by following Pearce’s keen insights and reading Night Bloomers. It will change the way you see yourself and the world around you.

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Dr. Michelle Pearce
Dr. Michelle Pearce


Dr. Michelle Pearce is a clinical psychologist and Professor in the Graduate School at the University of Maryland, Baltimore and an adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavior Sciences at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Pearce is also a board-certified health and wellness coach, author, researcher, writing for wellness facilitator, and spiritual seeker.

After obtaining her PhD from Yale University, she completed two post-doctoral fellowships at Duke University Medical Center. She is licensed to practice psychotherapy in Maryland.

Dr. Pearce is the author of Night Bloomers: 12 Principles for Thriving in Adversity and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Christians with Depression: A Tool-Based Primer. She is also co-author of Religion and Recovery from PTSD.

She lives in Maryland, and when she’s not writing, you can find her salsa dancing or hiking in the woods.

Find out more about Dr. Pearce on her website and follow her on Instagram.

By Dr. Michelle Pearce
224 pp. Ixia Press. $17.95

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About Heather Fink
Heather Fink is a writer, bibliophile and award-winning librarian who loves to introduce the next generation of readers to the wonderful world of books. She currently resides in Texas.

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