Losing your loved one is like getting the wind knocked out of you. For a moment in time, you can’t breathe, you’re disoriented, you may even lose feeling. But instead of the physical loss of feeling you experience after a long fall or punch in the stomach, death causes an emotional loss of feeling. Joy, […]

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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. When my mother passed away, I received a card from a friend of mine that touched me so deeply I can still remember it 15 years later. The card was humorous and the note he […]

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I think everyone is guilty of this to some extent. Does anyone ever call every time they say they’re going to? Or how many times do we say to a friend, “We have to get together next year, I swear I won’t be as busy”? The truth is, life is happening now and there’s nothing we […]

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One of the most valuable personality traits is the ability to openly and truthfully express our feelings. How many times have you walked away from a situation thinking, ‘I wish that person knew how I really feel’? For some reason, it seems that when it really matters most, that’s when it’s the most difficult to […]

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When faced with the task of writing a eulogy, it’s hard to know where to start. There’s so much to think about and you want to make sure that it does justice to the type of person your loved one was. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by this task, it can help to break it up […]

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