You never thought it would happen, but it did. Someone you deeply loved has now passed away. Even though we are told, “dying is just a part of life”, it still does not remove the sting of saying goodbye to someone we have cherished and enjoyed our life with. When something like this happens, we all respond in unique ways. Some try to be tough, suppressing their pain the best they can in hopes to avoid the weight of the situation. Others take time to grieve, but end up dwelling on the pain for so long that healing is delayed and they are not able to enjoy a healthy life. Continue reading What To Do When You Lose A Loved One
A death in the family deals a tough blow. If you were close to the one who passed away – a spouse, parent, or child – you will need time to grieve and heal. You will also need to care for yourself throughout the grief process. Here, we address grief & self-care by offering 44 tips for healing, comfort, and peace while you do the difficult work of mourning. Continue reading Grief & Self-Care: 44 Tips for Healing, Comfort, and Peace
In this article we distill frugal funeral planning into a boatload of simple, practical tips to help you plan a funeral on a budget. Whether you’re planning ahead for final arrangements or finding yourself in sudden need of some advice, you’ll find many economical and creative ideas below. Continue reading Frugal Funeral Planning: 50 Tips for a Funeral on a Budget
Willow Tree figurines are incredibly popular woodcarved figures designed by artist Susan Lordi. Each original design is hand-carved by the artist in a simple yet captivating style that has become a modern classic. The Willow Tree figures are highly collectible and are often given to newlyweds, new parents, as Christmas gifts, and as beareavement gifts. Continue reading The 10 Best Willow Tree Bereavement Gifts
This children’s picture book opens with a cheery drawing of a smiling man.
“This is me being sad.” Continue reading Children’s Book Review: Michael Rosen’s Sad Book
In no particular order, here are our picks for the 10 best books of 2016 about funerals, death, and grief. Continue reading 10 Best Books of 2016 about Funerals, Death, & Grief
Scattering Ashes & Saying Goodbye
There is nothing more painful in this life than the loss of a loved one. Grief never truly ends. It changes. It tempers with time. But the one who has gone on can never be replaced, and that knowledge cuts like a knife, whether you said goodbye to your loved one yesterday or thirty years ago. Continue reading Saying Goodbye: Scattering the Ashes of a Loved One
You’re considering a memorial tattoo; something unique that represents a departed loved one in a special way. While you’re perfecting the design, consider this: You can use your memorial tattoo design on a memorial cremation urn. Continue reading How to get a memorial tattoo & matching cremation urn
Tips about gift ideas for mothers who have lost a child are best coming from moms who have experience in this area of grief.
Below, we’ve compiled a list of 15 compassionate gifts for grieving moms from blog posts, comments, and gift lists curated by those who know. Continue reading 15 Compassionate Gifts for Grieving Moms
When a friend or family member loses a loved one, you want to be there for them. Here are 22 simple tips on caring for someone who is grieving. Continue reading 22 Tips on Caring for Someone Who is Grieving