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Healing Your Heart After Losing Your Dog

“My dog died and I can’t get over it,” she said. “How do I overcome this pain and feel normal again?” The truth is that you never ‘get over it’ after you lose your dog. Your heart, soul, and spirit have experienced the unconditional and amazing love of a dog – and you’ll never be the same. Your dog’s paw […]

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Sympathy Gifts for the Loss of a Mother

Heartwarming Sympathy Gifts for Someone Whose Mom Died

This collection of sympathy gifts and ideas will honor and support your friend after the loss of a mother. It can be hard to know what to say to someone whose mom died – besides simply “I’m sorry you lost your mother.” Remember, though, that your simple heartfelt wishes and condolences mean more than you think. I love the idea […]


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. […]


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 […]


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 […]


7 Ways to Stop Feeling Like a Failure When You’re Over 40

Your life took a wrong turn somewhere along the way. You never thought you’d feel like a failure over 40 – maybe your career is empty, your relationships disappointing, your heart broken because of a betrayal or loss. Maybe your family is expressing their disapproval or disappointment with you. Guess what? You are not alone…and your life isn’t even half […]

Ways to Stop Feeling Like a Failure When You're Over 40

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Do You Struggle to Let Things Go? 5 Ways to Live by Faith

You know letting things go – past hurts, people you love, plans you create, places you long for – is freedom. But HOW do you let things go and live by faith? These tips are inspired by a question a member asked in our She Blossoms Facebook Group. First, here’s the quote about letting things go that inspired her question: […]