What to Do When it Feels Like You’re Losing Everything 

One loss – a death, breakup, job loss – is difficult to handle. But how do you cope with multiple losses in your life? Heaps of pain? Oodles of suffering? One ton of bricks after another, falling from the sky, crushing your heart and soul and spirit and body? In my care group last night, a woman – let’s call […]

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How to Keep Going When You Want to Give Up

How to Keep Going – Even When You Want to Give Up

Giving up isn’t really what you want to do – but the problem is you just don’t know how to keep going. Take heart, for here you’ll find the strength, courage, and hope you need to fight those “I want to give up” feelings. My first teaching job was in Africa, at an American school for missionaries’ and ex-pats’ kids. […]


5 Ways to Deal With Guilt and Grief After Rehoming Your Dog

Rehoming a dog – or giving your pet away – is incredibly intense and sad. You’ll find no judgment here, only understanding and compassion. I know how you feel; I had to rehome my dog a few years ago, and the decision was agonizing. Here, I share tips on how to deal with your guilt and grief. First, the good news: your […]

How to Cope With Rehoming a Dog

How to Forgive Yourself for Not Doing More

Don’t let guilt and regret consume and overwhelm you. These seven practical steps on how to forgive yourself for not doing more will help you heal, let go of the past, and move forward. Who knows — maybe you’ll even start to plant the seeds and nurture the conditions that will help you Blossom into who you were created to […]


How to Accept the Idea That You’ll Be Childless Forever

How do you deal with a childless marriage? These tips for coping with childlessness forever are for both married and single women. I can’t have kids; my husband and I first started dealing with infertility 10 years ago. It was a process, and it took a long time…but we’ve come to accept the idea that we’ll be childless forever. On […]

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What to Do When You Can’t Stop Wanting a Baby 

Whether you’re childless because of infertility or miscarriages – or you simply ran out of time – the hard truth is you’ll probably never stop wanting a baby. The sadness, disappointment, and heartbreak never really goes away. That’s the bad news; I thought it’d be good to get it out of the way. But there is good news, and we’ll […]


7 Reasons Why the Grieving Process Takes Longer for Some People

Dealing with grief after losing a loved one takes time – but why does the grieving process take longer for some? These reasons for prolonged grief will help you understand grief better, which will help you heal after loss. It’s a myth that time heals all wounds. Perhaps your little physical wounds — a paper cut on your finger, a […]

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Hope for a New Beginning When You Don’t Want to Be Alone

Hope for a New Beginning When You Don’t Want to Be Alone

How do you create a new beginning when you’re scared you’ll be alone for the rest of your life? Whether you’re alone by choice or circumstance, these ideas will give you hope and encouragement. You’ll also find sprinkles of inspiration to help you Blossom into the woman you were created to be! Take a deep breath. Know that it takes […]