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How to Blog: Best Practices and Resources – Day 3

Learning how to blog is an ongoing process – and it’s much easier when you get these “best practices” under your belt. Blogging, social media, website design, and content creation are new to us women in midlife! We didn’t grow up on smart phones and iPads, and the learning curve can be steep. Speaking of […]

How to Blog Best Practices and Resources

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How to Help Your Mom Move to an Adult Group Home

Whether your mom is coping with dementia or schizophrenia, these tips for helping parents move to adult group homes might help you survive the transition. My mom has schizophrenia, and is facing a difficult move to a group home. This is the first time she’s lived with other people, and it won’t be easy. If […]


How to Survive a Situation You Can’t Change

On How to Cope With Controlling Parents When You Live at Home, a teenager said she hates how things are but she can’t change her family situation. These tips are for people who need help surviving things they have no control over. Here’s part of what she said: “Sometimes people like me, have to endure the […]


How Are You Coping With Infertility?

On my article about depression when you can’t get pregnant, a reader asked how to connect with other women coping with infertility. Here are a few ideas… I don’t have an infertility forum, and I didn’t want to start a thread about coping with infertility on my fertility Quips and Tips blog because it’s too […]


How to Stop Begging for Love After It’s Over

Your relationship is over, yet you find yourself begging for love. Worse, you keep begging him to come back and start fresh…and you hate yourself for it. “I feel ashamed to admit it but I am begging for love,” says Girl25 on 8 Signs He Doesn’t Love You. “I’ve asked for him to recall how we got […]

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How to Make a Good Decision About Anything

Can’t make up your mind? Here are five simple decision-making strategies to help you decide about anything life brings to you. Maybe you’re not sure if it’s time to say “I love you” – or how you should propose to your girlfriend. Or, maybe you’re confused or even paralyzed about buying a cell phone, car […]


4 Ways to Recover From Disappointment

The first major disappointment I faced in life was not getting into graduate studies at Cornell, 20 years ago. My most recent disappointment is not getting a practicum placement now that I’m in grad school at UBC (I’m getting my Master’s of Social Work). That was two months ago. And I’ve had lots of — […]


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When Your Friends Are Pregnant and You Can’t Conceive

My friend just announced her pregnancy; I’m happy for her, but sad for us. Here’s how I deal with the sadness and frustration of not getting pregnant. We can’t have babies, and aren’t pursuing fertility treatments. I’m usually okay with my childless life – I’m all about Blossoming in all seasons of life, after all! But sometimes […]


How to Successfully Adapt to a Major Life Change

Major life changes include breakups, family deaths, job loss, and even the loss of a pet who was always home waiting for you. These tips for adapting to a major life change apply to most situations. If you’re facing a major life change, I highly recommend Who Moved My Cheese? An Amazing Way to Deal with […]