The First Holiday After Losing a Loved One

Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Annual holidays such as Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanza and New Year's Day can be a very difficult time when you've recently lost a loved one. Watching others celebrate, and memories of happy holidays together with friends and families can amplify the ... Continue Reading

How to Discuss Final Wishes with Your Loved Ones

Thursday, November 29, 2018
Discussing final wishes for funerals, cremations and burial is a very sensitive topic, whether it is for your funeral or the funeral of your loved one. Pre-planning a funeral and determining final wishes ahead of time creates a smoother journey for ... Continue Reading

4 Ways to Help a Loved One Who is Grieving

Thursday, October 18, 2018
Coping with loss is never easy. In fact, the grieving process can be one of the most stressful events a person will ever experience. If your loved one has recently dealt with a great loss, do your best to provide support and validation. Here are a few ... Continue Reading

3 Practical Planning Tips for the Terminally Ill

Monday, September 24, 2018
Learning your time is limited reshuffles your priorities, brings new challenges and a wealth of new health concerns. While there are many issues that will arise, here are 3 practical tips to keep you centered and focused during this time. 1.Set ... Continue Reading

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