A beautiful way to carry the memory of your loved one is with a piece of jewelry. It’s something that can be worn at all times to serve as a gentle reminder of the one they still hold dear to their heart. Consider wearing a piece of your loved one’s jewelry such as a ring, [...]

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In Western society, the practice of actively mourning through symbolic clothing or jewelry has faded, reflecting our culture’s preference for getting things done fast, which can provide the false impression that “everything is back to normal.” In the past, wearing black clothing or putting a wreath on a home was a symbol of mourning. Today people [...]

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When you do decide to go through your loved one’s clothing, you may not be sure what to do with it. Today there are many options if you give some creative thought to the process. Really think about how you can turn your loved one’s belongings into something memorable. Some ideas include: 1.    Pick some of your [...]

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Finding a way to adequately express your condolences isn’t easy. If you don’t know the bereaved very well, you don’t want to risk giving them a gift or card that offends them. Men can be especially challenging to shop for. They typically don’t appreciate figurines or jewelry the way women do. So how do you express [...]

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How do you go about expressing your sympathy to someone who has just lost someone close to them? It seems like nothing could possibly be significant enough to help ease the pain and help them through their loss. Nothing seems relevant when compared to the severe grief that person is experiencing. Sometimes you have to [...]

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The following is a guest blog post from Lori Pederson, author of the blog, I Did Not Know What to Say. The grieving process can be as unique as ones finger print. Each person brings to the journey their individual personality, their connection with the person that passed away, their religious/spiritual beliefs, their feelings about death, [...]

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When your loved one dies, you feel an even stronger desire to be near them. The loss that you have suffered makes you long to feel their presence in some way or another. The mention of their name, the smell of their clothes, a quick glance at their picture, all give you a brief sense [...]

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Spring is in full bloom and it’s time to start thinking about planting your garden! The promise of new life is such a wonderful way to lift yourself up when you’re grieving the loss of someone dear to you. Immersing yourself in nature and taking in the peace and solitude your garden has to offer can help [...]

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        When a person is born, we rejoice, and when they’re married, we jubilate, but when they die, we pretend nothing happened.  – Margaret Mead Today as we live in the twenty first century, our culture promotes a sort of death denial or death avoidance. We do not like to talk about [...]

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                                                                                             Remembering Noel Ann Smith           [...]

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