Grief & Recovery

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4 Ways to Start Accepting a Breakup You Didn’t Want

You didn’t want to break up, but it happened. You can’t accept the breakup and heal overnight, but you can ease into acceptance. These tips on how to accept a breakup when you want to stay together will help you surrender to reality, heal your heart, and move into a fresh new season of life.

20 Thoughtful Gift Ideas for Someone Terminally Ill or Dying

What do you give a terminally ill cancer patient, a family member who is dying, or someone who is coping with end of life issues? I gathered an assortment of gifts and ideas that are comforting, inspiring, and practical. These gifts make life brighter and easier for a terminally ill patient, help you as the gift giver cope with the idea of dying from cancer, and include heartfelt messages of love and support.

How to Find Peace of Mind After Putting Your Dog to Sleep

You are normal if you’re filled with regret and guilt after putting your dog to sleep. How do you find peace of mind? You can’t change the past, and deep down you know you made the right decision. It was time for your dog to stop living, but you can’t live without your dog. For many dog owners, “pet loss […]

Comforting Ways to Cope When You Feel Old and Alone

You’ll find the best advice for coping with being alone when you’re “old” in the comments section below! My tips are pretty good (if I do say so myself 🙂 ), but my readers’ comments are so thoughtful, helpful, and comforting. You’ll see you’re not alone. My readers were searching for tips on how to cope with feeling old and […]

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 beautiful, and speak in quiet […]