Believing in heaven or an afterlife doesn’t erase the grief of a dog or cat’s death, but it can help. These prayers for the loss of a pet will comfort and help you cope with the death of your dog or cat. As you pray for comfort,… Read More »Comforting Prayers for the Loss of a Beloved Dog or Cat
Dogs may not grieve death the same way humans do, but they notice when someone is no longer around. Dogs may not get depressed or sad after a loss in the family – whether the family is other dogs or humans – but many dogs… Read More »Do Dogs Grieve? How to Help Your Dog Adjust After Loss
Thank you for being here! I am grateful for you. And, I have three questions for you about traveling, faith, and being transformed. Where was the last place you traveled? Did it test your faith in any way? Most importantly – did your trip transform… Read More »Traveling in Faith – Echoes of Transformation
How do you survive your first Valentine’s Day as a widow? After your husband dies any Valentine’s Day is hard, but the first February 14 is particularly painful. These ideas for coping with Valentine’s Day after a husband’s death are inspired by a reader’s comment and question. February 14 is hard not just because she’s a widow, but because it’s also their wedding anniversary.
Most kids don’t remember the first time they met their father because they were tiny little babies. But what about daughters like me? I didn’t meet my dad until I was an adult in my 20s. I had no idea how the meeting would go — or even if my father wanted to meet me! But I went to Israel anyway. If you’re getting ready to meet your dad for the first time, you may find my “the first time we met” story encouraging.
Tourists — even solo female travelers — can now buy alcohol in Dubai. Previously wine, beer and hard liquor was only sold to tourists in licensed restaurants, but now travelers can buy alcohol in liquor stores in the United Arab Emirates. My experience buying wine was unsettling, even a little scary, but I emerged from the shuttered, hidden, clandestine liquor store victorious!
Greetings From Hong Kong Island! I’m close to the end of my month-long journey into the second half of life. My trip to Nepal and India – a 50th birthday gift to myself – took a wildly unexpected turn. I suspect it’s symbolic of the… Read More »Greetings From Asia! Echoing Across the Miles
A reader asked how I cope with the fear of traveling solo — especially since I’m going to India alone in less than a week! I’m not a single female traveler, nor am I widowed or divorced. On the contrary, I’m a happily married woman going on a spiritual pilgrimage into the second half of life.