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 […]


How to Stop Feeling Sorry for Yourself 

I grew up in and out of foster homes. My mom struggles with schizophrenia, my dad lives in a land far away, and I have no close family. It took me a long time to learn how to stop feeling sorry for myself — but once I put my self-pity down, I began to Blossom. You’re here because you feel […]

How to Stop Feeling Sorry for Yourself 

Valentine’s Day After Your Husband’s Death

The First Valentine’s Day After Your Husband’s Death

A reader recently commented that she’s coping fairly well with her husband’s death, but Valentine’s Day is coming. And that changes everything. She just got through Christmas, and now she has to deal with the pain and grief of Valentine’s Day. “We got married on February 14, exactly one year after he proposed,” she said. “I’m not just dreading Valentine’s […]


How to Cope With Your Fear of the Unknown

When we know what to expect in the future, we can prepare. This gives us control. But what if we don’t know what the future holds? How do we cope with fear of the unknown? “Thankfully, I still have my husband,” writes Beth on Help and Hope When You’re Living Alone After the Death of a Spouse. “But tonight, after […]

Blossom Tips How to Cope With Your Fear of the Unknown

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How to Rebuild Your Relationship With God

A reader asked for help getting closer to Jesus. She didn’t turn away from her faith – and she attends church regularly – but she wants to build a stronger relationship with God. As I brainstormed tips for rebuilding a relationship with God, I actually ran into a problem with Him. It was technically a conflict with my husband — […]


3 Blossom Tips to Help You to Stop Dwelling on the Past

It’s not healthy to completely forget the past, but you can’t keep dwelling on the pain. These Blossom Tips to help you move forward in your life — whether you’re adjusting to a breakup, death, or difficult life change. First, here’s what a “She Blossoms” reader called Florrie says about healing after a difficult breakup: “It’s been four months since […]

Blossom Tips Stop Dwelling on the Past

Accepting the Truth About Your Relationship

How to Accept the Truth About Your Relationship 

Accepting the truth about your relationship is easier if you have something bigger, better, and more beautiful to hold on to! Here’s how to accept the truth about your relationship, plus tips for moving forward in your life. “I need to let him go, yet I can’t find the courage,” says Lee on How to Find Strength to Get Out […]