Grief & Recovery


Do Horses Heal Grief? How Equine Therapy Works

Equine therapy isn’t a new way to help with the grieving process; it’s long been known that horses can heal grief, trauma, and emotional pain. But will equine or horse therapy work for you or someone you love?


Comforting Ways to Cope When You Feel Old and Alone

Truth be told, you’ll find the best advice for coping with being alone in your old age in the comments section below. My tips are fine, but you’ll find my She Blossoms readers’ comments more helpful and comforting. They understand exactly how you feel because they, too, were searching for tips on how to cope with being old and alone.


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 […]


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 feels scary and overwhelming, and […]


What to Say and Do After Your Boyfriend’s Mom or Dad Dies

It’s hard to know what to say and do after a family member’s death – but when your boyfriend’s mom or dad dies, it’s especially painful. You want to be comforting and helpful, but you don’t know how to “be there” for your boyfriend.


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 be one of the best […]


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 also describe why I accepted […]


Comforting Your Boyfriend When a Family Member Dies

If your boyfriend is grieving and pushing you away, he is normal. This is a natural response to grief – especially if your boyfriend’s family member died unexpectedly. 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.


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 Pam Stearns. “They’ve never known […]