Light a candle. Candles have been used as symbolic activities for centuries for ceremonies such as weddings, baptisms, birthdays and church services. On a daily basis, the simple act of lighting a candle is enough to put you into a reflective state. The candle light is not only symbolic of your loved one’s spiritual presence, but […]

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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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Memories are most vivid when there is some type of sensory stimuli to associate with it. For example, a picture to look at will help you remember the vacation you took with your loved one, listening to a song can help you remember your first date, and a physical keepsake could help you remember what […]

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Here are 5 common myths about grief: Grief has a timeline There is no timeline to grief; the grief process is a personal experience and influenced by so many factors. Placing someone who is grieving on a timeline can make their process even worse. Staying Busy Will Keep the Pain Away Sooner or later, grief […]

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