What do you give someone who lost a beloved pet dog, cat, or other animal companion? These pet sympathy gifts and ideas for memorials include engraved stones, urns, and online tributes. They’ll help bereaved pet owners say goodbye to a dog or cat. I also… Read More »8 Thoughtful Gifts for Someone Whose Pet Died
What do you give someone whose mom died? These sympathy gifts and ideas will comfort and support someone after the loss of a mother. I also included sympathy messages and ideas for condolence cards and funeral or “celebration of life” books. It’s hard to know… Read More »17 Sympathy Gift Ideas for Someone Who Lost a Mom
I recently picked up a book called It’s Ok That You’re Not Okay by a widow who witnessed the accidental drowning of her young, fit husband. “Grief for my husband” may have been the reason Megan Devine wrote her book and started the Refuge in Grief website, but her insights and practical tips for coping with grief will help anyone coping with loss.
When you’re learning how to deal with guilt after your mom dies, remember that she couldn’t love you any more than she did when she died. You weren’t a perfect daughter, she wasn’t a perfect mother, and you didn’t have a perfect mother-daughter relationship. But… Read More »How to Deal With Guilt After Your Mom Dies
Perfect timing: today I hoped to write about sending past regrets, mistakes and failures off into the wilderness to be forgotten forever, but I couldn’t find the right hook. Then a She Blossoms reader asked what to do when the past keeps returning to haunt you — and bingo! The path became clear.
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,… Read More »Sympathy Gifts to Say You’re Sorry After a Family Death
Depression feels different to different people; these examples of what depression feels like are from JK Rowling and other women who often or occasionally feel depressed. How can you get rid of depressed feelings? It depends on the cause or type of depression – as… Read More »Not Quite Sad or Lonely…What Depression Feels Like