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30 Questions About Death & Dying

30 Questions About Death, Dying, and Your Legacy

Questions about death are a normal, healthy part of living well. While you may have questions about the physical, physiological, and psychological aspects of dying, those aren’t the questions you’ll find here. And while I’m sure you have questions about the afterlife, philosophy, and religion, we’re not trying to provide answers. Instead, these questions are …

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Inurnment Definition

Inurnment Definition & Everything Else You Need to Know

Inurnment is simply the placing of cremated remains into a container to store or bury them. Cremated remains or “ashes” are typically inurned in a plastic or cardboard container and given to the family. The family can then purchase a permanent cremation urn and transfer the remains into the new urn. In this fairly typical …

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Reasons why people are choosing cremation

20 Reasons Why People Are Choosing Cremation

More and more people are choosing cremation as a final disposition method. Cremation is on the rise, and there are many factors involved in this trend – from cost to claustrophobia, from religious considerations to the increasing personalization of funerals, there are not only broad trends but also uniquely specific reasons why more and more …

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The Death Positive Movement

What is the “Death Positive” Movement?

Quick take: The Death Positive movement encourages people to think and talk freely about death. Distinctives include a focus on family-centered funerals, hands-on participation in the body preparation and burial/cremation, “green” and natural burial options, more affordable burial and cremation choices, meaningful rituals and ceremony, and an acceptance of death and decay as part of …

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Book Review: Remember Death by Matthew McCullough

Remember Death: The Surprising Path to Living Hope (Book Review)

Christianity gets death backwards. You see, our advanced civilization tells us constantly to look forward to a long life, healthy and sexy bodies, a bright future in a steadily advancing career followed by an early retirement filled with travel and leisure. Yet at the same time, we have more depression, anxiety, and chemical dependence than …

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