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What To Do When You Lose A Loved One

Processing Grief

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

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Grief & Self-Care: 44 Tips for Healing, Comfort, and Peace

50 Tips for Comfort, Health, and Healing

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

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Saying Goodbye: Scattering the Ashes of a Loved One

Scattering Ashes and 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

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November 2016 Funeral Links

Resources for the Funeral Industry

In this November 2016 collection of funeral links from our newsletter, we have collected all kinds of resources from our blog and from around the web. You’ll encounter hilarious cremation urn epitaph ideas, the Day of the Dead, using your funeral home as a wedding venue, and more. Read on! Continue reading November 2016 Funeral Links

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15 Compassionate Gifts for Grieving Moms

Memorial gifts for after a miscarriage

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

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Holiday Memorial Gifts; Or, Don’t Tiptoe Around the Mistletoe

Christmas Gifts for Those Who Grieve

Don’t Tiptoe Around the Mistletoe

It’s the holiday season, and someone close to you has lost a loved one. Our natural tendency, for many of us, is to emit some generic phrases of condolence, then avoid the issue altogether. Don’t do this. Take the effort to learn a few stereotypical things to avoid, then, even if you mess up and stick your foot in your mouth, take the time to show them that you care by your words, actions, or gifts. Continue reading Holiday Memorial Gifts; Or, Don’t Tiptoe Around the Mistletoe