Miscellaneous


Comfort and Prayers for the Loss of a Beloved Dog or Cat 16

Believing in heaven or an afterlife doesn’t erase the intense pain of a dog or cat’s death, but it can help. These prayers for pet loss will comfort and help owners cope with the death of their dogs or cats. “No one can say how long we will mourn pet loss,” writes Gary Kowalski in Goodbye, Friend: Healing Wisdom for Anyone Who […]

Spiritual Ways to Survive Pet Loss

127 (or More!) Things to Do When You’re Bored 139

Starting with a game of I-Spy for people who love to count and ending with a treasure hunt, this is the funnest and funkiest list of things to do when you’re bored at home, school, work, or in the hospital. I have a gazillion things I love do when I’m bored, and all include the letters B. L. O. G. Blog, think […]

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5 Doctor-Approved Tips for Overcoming Depression at Christmas 6

Feeling depressed at Christmas is normal, even for people who aren’t depressed at other times of the year. These tips for coping with depression over the holiday season are from Dr Harold Levinson. “Depressed people don’t always respond well to holidays and vacations where others appear happy and life seems beautiful,” says Dr Levinson. “This contrast often intensifies their own sense […]

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27 Gifts to Surprise and Delight Your Older Parents or Grandparents 18

Your elderly parents have everything; don’t give the “gift” of more stuff! These thoughtful, creative gift ideas for older moms, dads, and grandparents will show your love without cluttering up their home. Here, you’ll find the right gift and the perfect way to say “I love you” to your elderly parents, older grandparents, or aging stepparents. The Memories for My Grandchild: A Keepsake to […]

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How to Cope With the Pain of Missing Your Cat 697

You may be surprised at the depth of pain you feel every time you think “I miss my cat.” These eight ways to cope with the grief of your cat’s death will help you through your loss. I also share advice from cat owners who understand the sorrow and sadness of losing a beloved pet. “Grieving the loss of a beloved […]


How to Know if You Should Adopt a Dog Today 

Adopting a dog? This guide will help you decide. Included are reasons for dog adoption, how to know if you should adopt a dog today, a list of the six most common dog diseases, and information on pet insurance. These tips for adopting a dog are inspired by a reader’s question about getting a new pet. It’s one of the […]

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Blossoming FAQ and Answers – Laurie’s Blossom Blog Series

You found Blossoms! Here are the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about my Blossom blog series, plus links to all things blossoming in my life. First, I have to share a quote I just found about blossoming. I don’t love it, but I’ll share it anyway…“They blossomed, they did not talk about blossoming.” That’s from David Stojanovic. Why don’t I […]

Common FAQs About the Blossom Blog Series