Mind & Soul


6 Ways to Cope With Being a Foster Kid

If you’re a foster kid – or even a foster parent – my tips for dealing with feelings of helplessness, shame, and loneliness will help you cope. It’s hard to be in foster care, even when your foster homes are supportive, your foster parents kind, and the system good to you.

6 Ways to Cope With Being a Foster Kid She Blossoms Tips

Sympathy Gift Ideas for Someone Who Lost a Grandmother

20 Sympathy Gifts for Someone Who Lost a Grandma

Here, you’ll find a variety of sympathy gifts to offer comfort and support after the loss of a grandmother. I also included sympathy messages and ideas for condolence cards and funeral or “celebration of life” books. The Willow Tree Forget Me Not is a lovely sympathy gift for a coworker or friend. The Willow Tree figurines are […]


How to Stay Close to Your Grieving Spouse

No matter how long you’ve been married, you and your spouse will grieve differently after loss. Your husband may withdraw after a death of a family or friend, or withdraw from you emotionally and physically. These tips for staying close to your grieving spouse will help you stay close through the stages of grief. Grief […]

How to Stay Close to Your Grieving Spouse

How to Help Your Boyfriend After He Loses His Mom or Dad

How to Help Your Boyfriend After He Loses His Mom or Dad

These practical and emotional tips will help you comfort and console your boyfriend after his mom or dad dies. The most important thing to remember is that your boyfriend’s grieving process isn’t the same as yours. Not only do you and your boyfriend grieve in different ways, you also experience different emotions after a parent’s […]


20 Comforting Gifts for Someone at the End of Life

Comfort and warmth are the best gifts you can give someone who is dying of cancer or a life-threatening disease. These gift ideas are both comforting and inspiring. I included a range of practical items that make life easier at the end, plus heartfelt messages of love and support. A Reversible Sherpa/RoyalMink Heated Throw Blanket might […]

Comforting Gift Ideas for Someone Who is Dying

Comforting Ways to Cope With Loneliness When You Feel Old

Comforting Ways to Cope With Loneliness When You Feel Old

I’ll tell you a secret: you’ll find more wisdom for coping with being alone in the comments below than in this whole article! When you feel old and lonely, you need like-minded folks for comfort and support. My tips on how to cope with being alone in old age are good (if I do say […]


5 Sleep Tips for Introverts and Light Sleepers

Introverts are more sensitive to sleep disruptions, so my tips on how to fall asleep are geared towards specific personality types. People with introverted personalities have different sleep patterns than extroverts. Did you know your personality significantly affects your ability to sleep soundly all night? I didn’t, until I started searching for tips on how […]

5 Sleep Tips for Introverts and Light Sleepers

The Powerful Benefits of the Best Types of Incense

The Powerful Benefits of the Best Types of Incense

Many people use incense in prayer, worship, and healing. Burning good incense can have surprisingly powerful benefits for your mind and spirit! Heres how different types of incense – frankincense, white sage, myrrh – can reduce stress and calm anxiety. An important thing to remember is that burning low-quality incense can be harmful to your […]