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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 […]

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40th birthday celebration ideas

12 Creative Ways to Celebrate and Honor Your 40th Birthday

Your fortieth birthday is when you really start to Blossom! This isn’t your typical list of 40th birthday celebration ideas; here, you’ll discover ways to explore, love, and be yourself in exciting and meaningful ways. These ideas will show you how to celebrate your fortieth birthday in meaningful ways and create memories that will last the rest of your life. I gathered […]


How to Play the Flute on Stage When You’re Nervous and Scared

The tricky part of learning how to play the flute in public is you don’t necessarily know how nervous you’ll be until you actually start performing! Playing with a teacher – or even in a school, community, or concert band – is one thing, but playing any wind instrument on stage can be a terrifying experience. In 8 Ways to […]

How to Play the Flute on Stage When You’re Nervous

Comforting Prayers for the Loss of a Pet

Comforting Prayers for the Loss of a Beloved Dog or Cat

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 […]


When You Have Nobody to Love on Valentine’s Day

Feeling like you have nobody to love on Valentine’s Day? You are not alone. Here you’ll find several suggestions for coping with being alone and lonely on February 14; this article was inspired by a reader who says she never has somebody to love on Valentine’s Day. “Every year I dread February 14, especially since the stores make such a […]

When You Have Nobody to Love on Valentine’s Day

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10 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Dogs and Dog Lovers

These Valentine’s Day gifts for dogs and dog lovers include ideas for dog walkers, trainers, obedience teachers, and veterinarians. February 14 is for furry friends and canine companions – not just human couples! I saw the Furbo Dog Camera: Treat Tossing, HD Wifi Cam, and 2-Way Audio on Shark Tank (or was it Dragon’s Den?). Furbo is a remote, interactive dog camera and treat dispenser, […]


Coping With an Empty Home When You Miss Your Best Friend

A cat or dog dying isn’t just “pet loss.” You’re living in an empty home, you’re missing your best friend, and you may be wondering if you’re normal because you feel like you can’t cope with the grief. Here, you’ll find hope and help getting through the pain of pet loss. These tips are inspired by a gentleman who shared […]

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12 Employee Appreciation Gifts That Will Make Your Staff Happy

Happy staff members are productive and positive! These employee appreciation gift ideas will make your online shopping excursion fast and easy. Many of these gifts can be bought in bulk – and yet they are personalized so each staff member will appreciate both the fairness and the thought you put into his or her gift. “I’m a manager of an […]