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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...

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...

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...

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...

I Can't Afford to Die

The sad truth in America today, is that older Americans are more afraid of running out of money later in life than they are of death itself.  In fact, according to a recent Transamerica study, 43...