Emotional and Spiritual Healing

Where Was God When This Happened to Me and My Family?

Death, divorce, difficult diseases, natural disasters – even devastating breakups – are heartbreaking. Asking where God was when Something Bad happened to you and your family is normal. It’s healthy to question God and express your anger, grief, frustration and hopelessness! This helps you heal and build a personal relationship with Him. Here’s what one “She Blossoms” reader recently said: “I […]

Where Was God?

The SMART Way to Pray for Help, Healing and Hope

5 SMART Ways to Pray to God for Help, Healing and Hope

While there’s no single “right” way to pray for help, hope and healing, our prayers to God could always use a booster shot. These five tips reveal the SMART way to pray to God — and they apply to all situations. I was experimenting with the idea of praying to Jesus with the SMART goal-setting formula, and discovered that it […]

Helping Your Sister Through Grief After Her Husband Dies

How do you comfort your grieving sister after the death of her husband? These five ways to help a family member grieve are inspired by a brother’s comment. His sister’s husband died several months ago, and she hasn’t been coping well with the grieving process. “Thanks so much for writing about feeling scared to grieve on She Blossoms,” said Gary on What […]

Helping Your Sister Through Grief After Her Husband Dies

How to Cope When You're Scared to Grieve 

What to Do When Grieving Feels Scary and Overwhelming

Grief feels like an overwhelming and terrifying mix of fear, confusion, and pain. The grieving process is scary! But it’s also essential to healing. Fear of grief is normal, because the grieving process is scary. Grief is also heartbreaking, lonely, and long. That’s the bad news. But wait, there’s good news! These tips for coping when you’re scared of “grief […]

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 […]

What to Do When Grief Overwhelms You

How to Move Through the Grieving Process

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 […]

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 […]

When Grief Never Ends Reach Out to God

How to Stop Feeling Sorry for Yourself 

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 […]