5 Tips for Surviving a Birthday When You Aren’t Happy

When you’re sad, lonely or grieving a loss, celebrating your birthday is the last thing on your mind. These tips for surviving a birthday when you aren’t happy are inspired by a reader who recently lost her husband… “I’m turning 40 and experiencing my first birthday as a widow,” says Melanie on 12 Creative Ways to Celebrate and Honor Your […]

How to Survive a Birthday When You Aren't Happy

How to Trust Your Intuition When Dealing With Toxic Coworkers

How to Trust Your Intuition When Dealing With Toxic Coworkers

You may be setting yourself up for more — and worse — work problems if you don’t learn how to trust your intuition when you’re dealing with toxic coworkers. These five Blossom Tips won’t miraculously make your job the happiest place on earth (even if you actually do work at Disneyland), but they can change your heart and mind. And, […]

Healing Wisdom to Help You Through Grief When a Dog Dies

In How to Fix a Broken Heart, Dr Guy Winch offers healing advice to help you cope with grief when your dog dies. This is one of the most thoughtful, informative books on pet loss I’ve ever read; it explains why grief over a dog’s death isn’t given the time or attention its due. A dog dying isn’t seen as […]

Helping You Through Grieving Process When a Dog Dies

What to Do When Grief Overwhelms You

What to Do When Grief Overwhelms You

Unexpected waves of grief overwhelm you at unexpected, sometimes awkward times. Coping with setbacks in the grieving process when you’re home alone is one thing — but what do you do in the grocery store or at your kids’ school? Nothing prepares you for this part of the grieving process. You are not alone. They say grief is different for […]

When You Feel Like You’ll Never Get Over Your Cat’s Death

Your cat isn’t “just a cat” – so don’t let anyone make you feel foolish about the grief you feel after your cat dies. If you feel like you’ll never get over your cat’s death, you’re not alone. I know how you feel — and so does my reader, SG. Here’s what she says about her cat’s recent death: “I […]

When You Feel Like You'll Never Get Over Your Cat's Death

How to Deal With Your Mom's Disappointment 

How to Deal With Your Mom’s Disappointment 

Disappointing your mom and dad is the hardest part of growing up – even for grown adults! I’m over 40, and I recently disappointed my mom by deciding to spend my Christmas holidays volunteering at a camp for adults with developmental disabilities. “I dreaded telling my mom that I was dropping out of school,” says Paulie on 7 Tips for […]

The 5 Invitations – Moving Through the Grieving Process

One of the best books I’ve read on how to move through the grieving process is called The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully by Frank Ostaseski. Here, I share five different tips from his book for moving through the grief and healing process. “In the old days, people used to wear black armbands to […]

How to Move Through the Grieving Process

When Grief Never Ends Reach Out to God

When the Grief Never Ends and You Can’t Reach Out to God

Widows never really “get over” the loss of their dear departed husbands. But, a healthy grieving process should ease up over time…shouldn’t it? Not always. Here are a few ideas on what do you do when the grief never ends, and you can’t reach out to God. “Today is hard because it’s the third anniversary of my husband’s death,” says […]