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

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 her cat’s recent death: “I […]


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 Paulie on 7 Tips for […]

How to Deal With Your Mom's Disappointment 

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 […]


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 […]

Valentine’s Day After Your Husband’s Death

Blossom Tips How to Cope With Your Fear of the Unknown

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 […]