While many of us celebrate Mother’s Day by honoring our mom with gifts, breakfast in bed, movie dates and all-around pampering, there are many people in the world who no longer have their mothers. This tragedy makes acknowledging this holiday difficult.

Ty Alexander of Gorgeous in Grey has released her debut book, Things I Wish I Knew Before My Mom Died, which focuses on offering people comfort and advice around dealing with death in a healthy way. We asked Alexander to share her experience by providing comforting tips in hopes of giving people without their mothers ways to cope and make it through Mother’s Day. Check out the video above.