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How to Support a Friend Who Is Grieving

Thursday, August 16, 2018
Everyone experiences the stages of grief in different ways. While some recover from their sorrow over the course of months, others carry the pain of loss with them for years. While it's important to allow a person to proceed at his or her own pace, there ... Continue Reading

6 Listening Do's and Don'ts When Someone Is Grieving

Thursday, July 19, 2018
Knowing what to say to someone who is grieving is never easy. Sometimes the best thing you can do is hear them out. Active listening is a powerful communication technique in which the listener takes the time to comprehend what the speaker is saying and ... Continue Reading

Best Way to Tell Someone a Loved One Has Died

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Losing a loved one can be a gut-wrenching experience. When you have to be the bearer of bad news, it can be even more difficult. Talking about death can be a struggle no matter how many times you've dealt with it in the past. It's natural to feel stressed ... Continue Reading

Three Benefits of Planning Your Own Funeral

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
For most people, speaking about death is difficult -- and they may try to avoid the subject whenever possible. Despite the inherent discomfort that comes along with thinking about your funeral, there are several benefits to planning it while you are ... Continue Reading

4 Easy Ways to Celebrate Life Everyday

Monday, April 16, 2018
Despite how it feels sometimes, life is brief. As we get caught up in all our daily lives, it's easy to forget about celebrating our achievements, both big and small. It takes just a moment to pause from your day and treat yourself to positive reinforcement. ... Continue Reading

Getting Through the First Few Weeks After a Death

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
The first few weeks are often the hardest following the death of a loved one. While the bereavement process is different for everyone, most people find it difficult to balance their grief with obligations such as preparing funeral services. Some family ... Continue Reading

Top 5 FAQs About Cremation

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Cremation is a popular alternative to traditional burials. During a cremation, the remains are burned to ash where they can then be kept by the family in an urn, buried in the earth, or scattered outdoors. Learn more about the cremation process through ... Continue Reading

Pre-Planning Your Funeral: 3 Common Misconceptions Debunked

Friday, February 2, 2018
If you've ever planned a funeral, you know how stressful and painstaking the process can be. While grieving, it can be difficult to make important decisions like the location of the funeral and the choice of a casket or urn. To lessen the strain on families ... Continue Reading

How to Honor Your Loved One's Life With a Great Funeral

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Take the stress out of funeral planning by using these tips to create a ceremony that honors your loved one. Incorporate family traditions Did your family have annual traditions, such as vacations, Friday night meals, or favorite games? ... Continue Reading

Top Mistakes to Avoid When Funeral Planning

Thursday, January 4, 2018
Planning your own funeral may seem like a morbid process. However, this can help ensure that your family knows and understands your wishes. It can also help take some of the burden off of your family members during the emotionally-charged and stressful ... Continue Reading