Christmas for Kids Who've Lost a Loved One

Christmas for Kids Whove Lost a Loved OneEven kids grieve around the holidays when they have lost a loved one. Here are 5 helpful tips to help them cope.

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Preparing for the Holidays While Grieving

Preparing for the Holidays While GrievingThe holiday season can be difficult after losing a loved one. One way people can help alleviate the feelings of loss are to remember your loved one in your holiday planning. How can you do that? Here are some ideas.

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Your Questions about Cremation Answered

Your Questions about Cremation AnsweredCremation is becoming more and more common across the United States. Why do people choose cremation? Some people want to be more eco-friendly, some cost-effective,  and others find cremation a better burial option. Frequently, people will request cremation and then ask to have the remains spread across a piece of land or in a specific body of water. Below are the answers to questions you have asked us at Willwerscheid to answer.

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Losing a Child

grandpa daughter sizedIt has been said that parents who lose a child also lose the hopes, dreams, and expectations they had for that child. They lose a part of themselves. They lose their future because their child represents their sense of ongoing life. Psychologists believe, because of these reasons, the death of a child is possibly the most difficult loss of all to accept.

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How does Stress Affect Grief?

How does Stress Affect GriefAll of us have ways we deal with the stress in our lives. Some ways are positive and others are  not. The death of a loved one is considered one of the most stressful life events a person faces. Bereavement adds complexity to the stress of our daily lives. Coping with daily life during and after the immediate death of a loved one is something all of us have experienced or will experience in our lives.  There are ways to help deal with the added stress bereavement adds to our already stressful lives. Many of the following ideas may be familiar as stress reducing ideas and a few may be new ideas for you.

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Ways to Remember a Breast Cancer Victim

Ways to Remember a Breast Cancer VictimOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness month. This month is a good time to plan a way to honor and remember a loved one who has passed due to breast cancer. There are many ways to honor a loved one. Some things to think through before planning a memorial are listed below.

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We're One of the Best

wereoneofthebestWillwerscheid Named One of America’s Best Funeral Homes

We've been selected as one of "America's Best Funeral Homes". Willwerscheid has been chosen because we offer highly trained, compassionate staff who excel at remembrance planning. Remembrance planners are uniquely qualified to help bereaved individuals and families plan funerals, memorials, and remembrance ceremonies with caring and compassion.

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The Simple Purpose of a Memorial Funeral Service

The Simple Purpose of a Memorial Funeral ServiceMemorial funeral services are all about honoring the memory of a person who has died. At Willwerscheid Funeral Home and Cremation Service, we firmly believe in the importance of not only remembering, but also sharing one’s memories. But where does this process start? It starts with each one of us as we interact with each other. No human being lives in a social vacuum; our speech, habits, and values are derived from our association with one another.

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What You Can Do To Help Prevent Childhood Cancer

What You Can Do To Help Prevent Childhood CancerCurrently,  after accidents, cancer is the second leading cause of death in children ages 1 to 14. There are steps we can take to try to change this statistic! September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month so along with talking about how you can prevent cancer in your own children, we will discuss ways that you can help in the effort to get rid of childhood cancer all together.

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Expressing Condolences and Showing Support after Suicide

Expressing Condolences and Showing Support after SuicideIt is often very difficult to know how to express your condolences when a friend or family member is experiencing the loss of a loved one by suicide. I know that a good friend of mine experienced the loss of her ex-husband by suicide and I was at a loss for the right words to express my sincere condolences to her. It felt especially awkward to me as in this situation the children were also survivors.

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Which Essential Oils to Use When You're Grieving

Which Essential Oils to Use When You're GrievingDo you have essential oils at home? If so, you may find that using some of the oils can help you through the grieving process. If you don’t currently use essential oils, you may want to consider adding them to your life during this time of loss and grieving. Why? Essential oils may help you process the grief you are experiencing. Feelings of grief vary from day to day and essential oils can bring a source of outside, healthy, assistance to you in a very personalized way.

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