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Robust reds and purples, hot pinks and spicy oranges are at the soul of this dynamic floral feeling. Consider a sensuous floral arrangement for a very special evening or an elegant dinner party – anywhere you want to feel magnetic and extravagant.

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Just like women, flowers come in every shape and color, flourish in bunches and with love and care, they transform from buds to blossoms.

Because there are many life lessons we can gather from beautiful, resilient flowers as they grow from seedling to stem, the Society of American Florists and Aboutflowers.com created Live Like a Flower, a series of pieces of advice from well-known experts in life and happiness. Through the easy-to-follow advice of authors, speakers, designers and more, we can learn to bloom like a flower and live life to its fullest and most rewarding.

Life Lessons We Can Learn From Flowers:

Live Colorfully - Dare to Be Different 

Live Colorfully – Dare to Be Different

Kelli Ellis, author, design psychologist and TV personality, shares advice on showing the world how you are unique, beautiful and the source of a smile.

Soak Up the Sun 

Soak Up the Sun

MJ Ryan, New York Times best-selling author and expert on human fulfillment, shows how just like flowers need sunlight, people need happy thoughts and moments to grow.

Grow Roots 

Grow Roots

Vanessa Diffenbaugh, best-selling author of The Language of Flowers, offers advice on growing deeper roots in your community.

Open Up 

Open Up

Christine Arylo, author, women’s advocate and TEDx speaker, provides thoughts on making the right choices for you and others.

Live Beautifully 

Live Beautifully

Vicki Norris, author and life management expert, offers advice for living a prioritized life in a harried and distracted world.



Jayme Barrett, author and expert on increasing energy and balance teaches us how to transmit positive energy and inspire optimism, kindness and love.

Grow New Buds 

Grow New Buds

Christine Arylo shares easy advice for becoming your own best friends and building stronger relationships with others.

Be Grateful for Rain 

Be Grateful for Rain

Vicki Norris helps you be prepared for anything, nimbly and gracefully, no matter what life throws at you. 

LIVE LIKE A FLOWER: About the Experts

About the Experts

Meet the experts behind Live Like a Flower.

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Flower Meanings

Alstroemeria = Aspiring

Alstroemeria Flowers

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Aboutflowers.com is the information resource on flowers, florists, plants and gifts.

Aboutflowers.com features photos and images of flowers, floral arrangements, bouquets, floral designs and plants, as well as tips on flower and plant care, a comprehensive list of flower meanings, the latest flower holiday statistics and numbers, flower design trends, sample card messages, flower gift-buying advice and a directory of local florists.

Aboutflowers.com offers flower gift and decorating and entertaining ideas for all occasions, including Christmas, Hanukkah, Mother's Day, Valentine's Day, Thanksgiving, Easter, Secretaries Week and Administrative Professionals Week. Brides-to-be will find tips for wedding flowers, including bridal bouquets, ceremony and reception flowers and advice for working with a wedding florist. Sympathy flowers help comfort a relative, friend or associate who has lost a loved one. Aboutflowers.com also features get-well flowers, prom flowers, and tips for ordering flowers and sending flowers to a man, and ideas for flowers for every room of your home.

Florists have always known that flowers make people happy, and now scientific research proves flower power. Aboutflowers.com highlights university research proving the emotional and behavioral benefits of flowers and plants. Rutgers research shows that the presence of flowers triggers happy emotions, heightens feelings of life satisfaction and affects social behavior in a positive manner far beyond what is normally believed. Another Rutgers study demonstrates that flowers ease depression, inspire social networking and refresh memory as we age. A Harvard study reveals that people feel more compassionate toward others, have less worry and anxiety, and feel less depressed when fresh cut flowers are present in the home. And a Texas A&M study demonstrates that workers' idea generation, creative performance and problem-solving skills improve substantially in workplace environments that include flowers and plants.

Aboutflowers.com is hosted by the Society of American Florists, the U.S. floral industry trade association.

Visit www.nationalfloristdirectory.com to find a local SAF member florist to send flowers, roses and gifts for delivery.