Grief & Recovery


How to Live Fully When You’re Scared to Die

Death is scary because it’s unknown, dark, and sad. You are normal and healthy if you’re scared to die! But if you let your fear of dying ruin the gift of life, you’ve already started to die. In this article I share a few ideas on how to get over your fear of dying. I […]

Are You Scared to Die? 6 Ways to Cope With Fear of Death

How to Comfort and Console Your Grieving Boyfriend

How to Comfort and Console Your Grieving Boyfriend

These ideas for comforting your grieving boyfriend will help you understand what he’s going through, and show you how to console him through his grief. The more you learn about your boyfriend’s grieving process, the more comfort you can offer. In The Way Men Heal, Tom Golden describes how men grieve. He uses real-life examples, such […]


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 Deal With Debt After Your Husband’s Death

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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 […]


How Do You Cope With the Death of a Pet You Love?

It’s a myth that “time heals all wounds.” Nothing will erase your grief, but these ideas will help you cope with the death of a beloved pet. Here, you’ll find comfort and hope in two unusual pet loss stories, plus help coping with your grief in healthy ways. Coping with your pet’s death is different […]

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Survive the Grieving Process Unexpected Loss

How to Survive the Grieving Process After an Unexpected Loss

Feeling empty, exhausted, and like you never want to get out of bed is normal when you’re in the grieving process. Here’s what I learned from a grief workshop I recently attended – I was inspired to share these ideas for recovering from loss by a widow who not only lost her husband, she lost […]


7 Unexpected Ways to Stop Feeling Lonely Right Now

Trust me: you’re not the only one who is feeling lonely! Here, you’ll discover something a trillion times better than the usual tips for people living alone. I actually wrote that article a couple years ago. It’s fine and I even include the link below…but this is better 🙂 This article is for you – and it’s […]

7 Unexpected Ways to Stop Feeling Lonely Right Now

Living Alone After Your Husband Dies

Help and Hope When You’re Living Alone After He Dies

These practical tips and ideas will help you figure out how to live alone after your husband dies. The solo life after a spouse’s death is one of the biggest transitions you’ll ever experience. That’s the bad news. The good news? You’re not alone. Here, you’ll find a combination of practical support and emotional comfort. In […]


How to Get Through the Day When You’re a Grieving Widow

When you’re grieving, they tell you to take it “one day at a time.” But how do you get through the next hour? These tips and prayers for grieving widows are from Kathleen, who lost her husband after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Read Healing After Loss: Daily Meditations For Working Through Grief by Martha Whitmore HickmanIf […]

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