Incorporating memories of your loved one into the funeral is so important. It allows people to remember the great times spent with the one you lost and learn about other peoples’ unique memories of that person. The great thing about it is, after the funeral is all said and done, you still have those memories […]

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What words could possibly express your feelings for your lost loved one? At a time like this, the task of coming up with words to adequately describe your feelings for someone we love can seem impossible. Nothing sounds right. No word is meaningful enough. Sometimes a picture, a memory, or even someone else’s words can […]

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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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Offering condolences can be awkward no matter which side of the gesture you’re on. Friends and family may struggle to find the right words while the bereaved may feel like no one really understands what they’re going through. Unfortunately, there is no right way to make that process easier, but sympathy gifts can offer deep […]

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Grief and the Holidays: Pay Attention to Yourself.  These words are worth repeating.  The holidays are difficult when you are dealing with grief and have lost someone, so self care is critical. Rest when you need too.  Listen when that little voice tells you that you’re too tired to shop and buy one more gift. […]

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