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Returning to Work

Going back to work after bereavement leave can be everything from relief to misery.  Let us address the misery first, so we can leave on an up-note. Here are some of the factors that can make returnin...

How do I handle my loved one's belongings after they have passed?

How do I handle my loved one’s belongings after they have passed?If there is one aspect of losing someone that can take a long time to resolve, it is the process of determining what to do with the per...

Millennials Choosing Crowdfunding

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Millennials Choosing CrowdfundingThe Funeral and Memorial Information Council, (https://www.famic.org/famic-study/ ) has been studying consumer attitudes towards funeralization in the United States fo...

Your Loss and Their Expectations

Your Loss and Their ExpectationsOften times, well-intended comments made to someone who has experienced a loss can instead be very insensitive and painful.  Some of these are all-too-familiar, such as...

Service Regrets

Service RegretsThe type of memorial service you create to remember your loved one may not be as important as the effort to avoid regrets afterward.  The following are some thoughts about attempti...

Social Changes

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Social ChangesSome people believe that coping with the loss of a loved one and the grieving process that follows are mostly about changes in relationships.  Many grief theories and models are anchored...

A Matter of Time

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A Matter of Time I was given a book recently, “Why Time Flies, by Alan Burdick”.  Time, and how we allot it in our daily life has always fascinated me, especially when we are grieving.  I en...

Future and Present Trends in the Funeral Industry

Future and Present Trends in the Funeral IndustryIn a recent post by Ryan Thogmartin titled, “15 Funeral News Stories Shaping the Future of Death Care”, he identifies fifteen articles that include the...

Where do you celebrate?

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Where do you celebrate?At first, this seems like a word association game, I say “celebrate”, you say….  However, if we ponder the question of where we should commemorate an occasion, our mind wou...

Speaking to Children About Death

Speaking to Children About DeathThe topic of death can be a tricky subject to discuss with others.  This becomes even more challenging when the conversation involves children.  Recently, there was a s...

Finding Love After Loss

Not all loss is created equally.  If one were to lose a child, it is understood culturally that they will grieve that loss forever, maintaining their fierce love for that child always.  Why...

Talking about Assisted Care

“Mom, I think we need to discuss a different living arrangement for you.”This was the beginning of a conversation I endured between my mother and my grandma, just a couple of years ago.  My grand...

Coping With the Loss of a Pet

When you have loved an animal truly, their passing can be devastating. In fact, the physical responses of grief can even affect your health.  When it was time to say goodbye to my nearly 15 year...

What is Assisted Suicide?

What is an assisted suicide?  Is it legal? Is it moral? Is it ethical?  Who decides?Assisted suicide is often confused with euthanasia and is sometimes referred to as "mercy killing". &nbs...

Writing Your Loved One's Story

Writing and journaling may not be a part of your daily routine, but during a time of loss, writing in any context can be a meaningful experience. Taking inventory of emotions and occurrences during a...