Emotional and Spiritual Healing


How to Survive Life After Losing Someone You Love 

I am so sorry for your loss. I’ve walked through the valley of the shadow of death, and I know how hopeless it feels to search for ideas on how to survive life after the loss of someone you love. These tips are inspired by a reader’s comment on my article for grieving widows — she found that her healing […]

How to Survive Life After Losing Someone You Love 

What to Do When You Feel Empty and You Don’t Know Why

One of the most popular internet search terms is “I feel empty.” If you struggle with feelings of emptiness and you don’t know why, I have good news for you! You are not alone. You are normal. The person sitting next to you on the bus or in the library or on your sofa at home is struggling with empty […]

I Feel Empty I Don't Know Why

5 Ways to Find Peace in a Difficult Mother-Daughter Relationship

While researching my book Blossoming After Loss, I discovered several healthy approaches to difficult mother-daughter relationships. They’re refreshing and healing – and they may help you navigate your interactions with your mom. These tips for finding peace in a difficult mother-daughter relationship are inspired by Naomi’s strong connection to her mother-in-law, Ruth. “Their [Naomi and Ruth’s] unconventional relationship allows us […]

Find Peace in a Difficult Mother-Daughter Relationship

How to Be Alone After Years of Marriage 4

You’ll never find quick or easy tips on how to be alone after years of marriage, but here you will find comfort and healing. These ideas for surviving life alone when your spouse dies are inspired by these beautiful comments from a widow named Ken: “My wife died recently, we were married for 37 years,” says Ken on on Living […]

How to Be Alone After Years of Marriage

How to Stay Positive When Your Life Sucks 1

No matter how rich, smart, hot, or spiritual you are – sometimes life just sucks. Here’s how to stay positive on your worst days, how to make your life more meaningful, and how to be happy when you feel sad, tired, and droopy. This article was supposed to be a new and improved version of one of my most popular […]

staying positive your life sucks

How to Heal the Pain After Losing Someone You Love 4

The grief, shock, and sorrow you feel after losing someone you love can seem unbearable. These ideas on how to heal the pain won’t magically make life better, but they will help you see that you’re not alone. “I was and am still overwhelmed with grief, anger and resentment after my husband’s death,” writes Holly on 8 Signs He’s Not in […]

How to Heal the Pain After Losing Someone You Love

Comforting Prayers for the Loss of a Beloved Dog or Cat 15

Believing in heaven or an afterlife doesn’t erase the intense pain of a dog or cat’s death, but it can help. These prayers for the loss of a pet will comfort and help owners cope with the death of their dogs or cats. With great love comes great suffering. While the grief of pet loss can last for years, there are things […]

Comforting Prayers for the Loss of a Pet