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3 Things to Consider When Choosing a Funeral Home

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
After a loved one dies, it's important to plan a funeral that celebrates their life. If you have never had to plan a funeral or memorial service before, you may not know where to start. Look for these 3 elements in a funeral home to find the right venue ... Continue Reading

How to Write a Sympathy Card

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
After someone dies, a sympathy card is a nice way to remind their loved ones that you cared. Follow these 5 tips to find success when writing sympathy cards. 1. Address the card to the person you know You don't need to address the entire ... Continue Reading

How to Really Be There For a Grieving Friend

Thursday, April 6, 2017
Everyone experiences loss at some stage in life, whether it's a job, a pet, an opportunity, or a loved one. Financial, emotional and personal losses are all setbacks in life. Friends can be a wonderful source of support when processing a loss. If you ... Continue Reading

How to Discuss Your Final Wishes with Loved Ones

Monday, March 13, 2017
Many people grow uncomfortable at the thought of making decisions about funeral arrangements or discussing their final wishes with loved ones. However, doing so is actually one of the most loving things you can do for your family. A Highly Personal ... Continue Reading

4 Sensitive Funeral Etiquette Tips

Friday, January 27, 2017
Etiquette tips for funerals can help you get through a difficult day while demonstrating your support for friends or family suffering a loss. Use these four tips to demonstrate sensitivity at an upcoming funeral. 1. Wear black Do you have ... Continue Reading

Strategies for Coping with Loss During the Holidays

Thursday, December 29, 2016
If you've recently lost a loved one, the holidays can be a particularly challenging time of year. This will be the first holiday season without them, and the entire family dynamic will be affected. However, there are some things you can do to make this ... Continue Reading

How to Write a Eulogy

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Writing a eulogy while you are grieving the loss of a loved one is difficult. To tell a story that shows your love and reflects the life of the deceased, use these tips to write your eulogy. Eulogy Introduction Give your eulogy context by ... Continue Reading

How to Explain the Concept of Death to Children

Friday, December 2, 2016
Mourning a loved one is difficult for adults, but explaining the concept to children can add additional stress and worry. Children do not really understand what death means, or may lack awareness of the topics. Here are some ways to explain death to ... Continue Reading

Closing Online Accounts after Death

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Now that you can do just about anything online, it's not uncommon for individuals to have multiple accounts. Companies urge you to set up your own account for their services for everything from statement notification to bill pay. Yet when you have an ... Continue Reading

Cremation or Burial? An overview of How to Choose.

Thursday, September 15, 2016
When dealing with the loss of a loved one, one of the first decisions you must make is whether to choose cremation or burial. This choice is final and can be difficult for many to make. Explore the pros and cons of cremation and burial to make your choice. Cremation ... Continue Reading