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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 to Say You’re Sorry After a Family Death

These sympathy gifts and ideas will help you say “I’m sorry for your loss” after someone dies. Whether it’s a sudden death in the family or an expected death due to an illness, all losses are shocking. We know we’ll grieve a family member’s death, but we’re often unprepared for the depth of the pain and shock. If you feel […]


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 Cope With Rehoming a Dog

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 […]


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 […]

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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 […]


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 […]

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

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How to Get Through the Night When You Feel Sad and Lonely

The nights are the worst, aren’t they? Dark, quiet, sad and lonely. These tips on how to get through the night when you feel sad and lonely – or depressed because of a breakup, divorce or death in the family – will help you cope. At the very least, they’ll show you you’re not alone! If you can’t sleep, you […]