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4 Meaningful Ways to Hold on to Hope When You’re Lonely

Hope will get you through the lonely nights and dull days. Maybe you believe this – but how do you actually find and hold on to hope when you feel alone, lonely and abandoned?  The easy answer is to create healthy relationships, love, marriage and companionship. Those are good things, but they won’t erase your […]

Ways to Hold on to Hope When You're Lonely

How to Cope With Guilt After the Loss of Your Beloved Dog

How to Deal With Guilty Feelings After Your Dog’s Death

Even if you didn’t cause your dog’s death, you still feel guilty. It’s a natural response to pet loss. If you accidentally killed your pet dog, you’ll be overwhelmed with guilty feelings. Here, you’ll find help dealing with the pain and grief. I am so sorry for your loss. It’s heartbreaking to cope with a […]


When You’re Forced to Move to a New Home

The first time I was forced to move to a new home, I had no choice. I was seven and going into foster care! But what do you do when you’re forced to leave your home as an adult? You know you “should” be coping better, but you just can’t seem to let go of […]

When You’re Forced to Move to a New Home

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 […]


How to Figure Out What God Wants You to Do 

What job does God want you to take? Where does He want you to go in your career, and for how long? Here’s how to figure out what God wants you to do with your life; these five  “Blossom Tips” are focused on career and job decisions, but can be applied to all of life’s […]

How to Figure Out What God Wants You to Do

How to Survive a Birthday When You Aren't Happy

How to Survive Your 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 […]


Healing Wisdom for When Your 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 […]

Helping You Through Grieving Process When a Dog Dies

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

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 […]


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 […]

How to Deal With Your Mom's Disappointment 

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. […]