10 Things You Need to Know About Moving to Africa

Yes, you should move to Africa! I lived in Nairobi, Kenya for 3 years – and I don’t regret a minute of it. Here are 7 mistakes to avoid when you’re moving to Africa, 3 tips from expats living overseas, and a list of things to take to the African continent. Moving to Africa was […]

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How to Deal With Debt After Your Husband’s Death

How to Deal With Money Problems After Your Husband’s Death

Learning how to get financial help and deal with money problems after your husband dies is the last thing you want to think about! But, it’s important to start taking small steps and start managing your financial debt. “Some women feel they’re not ‘smart enough’ to understand financial issues after a spouse dies,” says money expert […]


How to Cope When You Want Your Old Life Back

How do you cope when your new life has begun, yet all you want is your old life back? These ideas for starting over will help you see your new life differently, and perhaps even help you stop wanting to go back in time. Earlier today, I wrote an article called When You’re Forced to […]

How to Cope When You Want Your Old Life Back

Survive Sadness and Depression After Breaking Up

Surviving Sadness and Depression After Breaking Up

After a breakup, you may feel like you’ll never survive the sadness and depression. I know how lost and empty I felt when my relationship ended. I thought my heart would never heal. I believe I’d find someone to love me…and I didn’t think I had any love left in me to give someone else. […]


40th Birthday Gift Ideas That Will Surprise and Delight Her

Make this a celebration to remember with these delightfully surprising 40th birthday gift ideas. Even if she isn’t thrilled about turning forty, she’ll be surprised and delighted by your thoughtfulness and creativity! The Anuschka Hand Painted Leather Handbag is first on my list of 40th birthday gifts for one reason: it will make your “birthday girl” feel […]

40th Birthday Gift Ideas That Will Surprise and Delight Her

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How to Help an Alcoholic Sibling Who Doesn’t Want to Be Helped

Your sibling’s struggles with alcoholism leave you feeling lost, helpless, and afraid for the future of your family. These six ways to help an alcoholic brother or sister are inspired by a book called Sober Siblings, and they may give you insight into your sibling’s drinking problem. If you’re struggling to decide what behaviors to accept from […]


How to Stop Feeling Homesick When You’re Traveling Alone

When you’re a woman traveling alone, you’re bound to feel homesick! You’re not alone, my friend – read my tips for overcoming homesickness and tell me how you’re feeling in the comments section below. Sharing your thoughts will help you cope with feeling homesick and lonely when you’re in a whole different world. And, don’t […]

How to Stop Feeling Homesick When You’re Traveling Alone

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Is Your Marriage Over? 7 Truths You Need to Face

When you’re struggling with the “is my marriage over?” question, you may find yourself veering from “yes, our relationship is done” to “there’s still hope for our marriage!” in the space of minutes. How do you know if your marriage is over or if it’s going through a natural down cycle? “In my work doing […]


17 Comforting Gift Ideas for a Loved One at the End of Life

Comfort and warmth are the best gifts you can give someone who is dying of cancer or other terminal illness. These gift ideas are comforting and hopeful. They include practical items that make life easier at the end, as well as heartfelt messages of love and support. Spending time together is the best gift you could […]

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30 Gifts to Surprise and Delight Your Older Parents or Grandparents

These gifts for grandparents and parents who have everything will show your love without cluttering up their home. I found the best gift ideas for older parents and elderly grandparents…all you need to do is choose the one that suits them best. The AcuRite Color Weather Station Display & 5-in-1 Weather Environment System is one of my […]