Why Must I Keep Silent? Grief in the 21st Century

Why Must I Keep Silent Grief in the 21st Century2 27So often in our culture, we are expected to be quiet and subdued in our grieving. In many communities nowadays, there are little to no mourning rituals or practices. Even wearing black during a time of mourning has become somewhat outdated! Today we will be looking at demonstrative grieving; how you can reap its benefits and some ideas to get you started.

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7 Reasons to Make and Keep New Year's Resolutions While Grieving | Part Two

7 Reasons to Make and Keep New Years Resolutions While Grieving Part TwoWe are back again to continue the series on the 7 Reasons to Make and Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions While Grieving. In part one, we looked at three great New Year’s Resolutions to make and why you should keep them. Let’s jump right back in and give you a couple more ideas on what goals to add to your list for 2017.

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12 Simple Acts of Kindness to Help You Heal

12 Simple Acts of Kindness to Help You Heal"Let your heart crumble into an infinite amount of tiny, precious seeds. Then plant love everywhere you go." 
- Anita Krizzan


We could all use a little more kindness in our lives these days. February 12, kicked off Random Acts of Kindness week, so we knew this would be the perfect time to talk about blessing others as a way of healing from grief.

 

 

 

 

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7 Reasons to Make and Keep New Year's Resolutions While Grieving | Part One

7 Reasons to Make and Keep New Years Resolutions While Grieving Part OneJanuary has come and gone and whether you’ve made and kept your New Year’s Resolutions or not, we have some great reasons why you should! If you’re grieving it can be especially important to have a goal to push towards and even a reward for completing that goal. And if you haven’t documented your News Years Resolutions, there is still time. Use this as your starting point. Here’s Part One of the New Year’s Resolutions that you should make, and why you should keep them this year.

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The Emotional and Spiritual Healing of Home Funerals

The Emotional and Spiritual Healing of Home Funerals1 30The comforts of home are never more crucial than when grieving the loss of a loved one. Home after-life gatherings offer families and surrounding communities unmatched solace while celebrating life. During this time, it is especially necessary to lean on your family and your clergy for spiritual and emotional healing. This timeless way of honoring the deceased allows family and friends to participate more deeply in the final rituals. Being at home softens the burden of logistics and shifts the focus to togetherness. By understanding the spiritual and emotional healing that a home visitations or gatherings provide, clergy and leaders of faith can help care for their congregation and their community in a different setting.

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The Modern Woman's Guide to Funeral Dresses

The Modern Womans Guide to Funeral DressesGetting just the right outfit for a funeral is a delicate thing. You don’t want to be disrespectful to the deceased or their family but you also want to find something that you can feel good in and maybe even something you could wear again. Today we’ll go over just a few ground rules and then show you some great options.

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The Shocking Funeral of Martin Luther King Jr

The Shocking Funeral of Martin Luther King Jr1 16“The cemetery is too small for his spirit, but we commit his body to the ground. The grave is too narrow for his soul, but we commit his body to the ground. No coffin, no crypt, no vault, no stone can hold his greatness, but we commit his body to the ground.”
- Dr. Ralph Abernathy



Most of us know about the life and death of the great Martin Luther King Jr., but many do not know any of the events that took place around his funeral and memorial services. Today, in honor of the life of MLK, we will unwrap history to peer into the ceremonies that laid to rest a giant of the civil rights movement.

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Cremation on the Increase

Cremation on the Increase1 9 17Creating a different focal point

As an alternative to earth burial, cremation has a storied history. Over the past two centuries, it has been a topic of discussion and debate for the English courts, the Roman Catholic Church, baby boomers in the United States, and many others. Views continue to change, but one thing is for certain: the popularity and acceptance of cremation is on the rise – everywhere.

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The New Years Resolution You Can Accomplish

The New Years Resolution You Can AccomplishWith New Year's Day coming right around the corner, it is time to start thinking about the goals and New Year's resolutions we all would like to work on. Whether it’s losing those last ten pounds, drinking more water or visiting your elderly parents more often, we all have things to improve upon. To help you with your New Year’s planning, we have one simple New Year's Resolution that we are confident you can accomplish in 2017: Pre-planning your funeral.

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Finding Joy in Christmas After A Loss

Finding Joy in Christmas After A Loss12 19Our favorite Christmas songs all declare the greatness of the season: it’s the most wonderful time of the year, the weary world rejoices, joy to the world! But if you’ve lost a loved one, Christmas can be a reminder of the person that you wish was there with you. The question then becomes, how do you find joy when Christmas is hard?

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7 Ways to Grieve Well in the Winter

7 Ways to Grieve Well in the WinterFor those of us in the midwest, Winter can be long, cold and rough. If you’re grieving the loss of a close loved one, the bleakness of the weather can make the process that much harder. While we can’t change the temperature or add more sunlight to your day, we’ve come up with 7 simple suggestions to help you grieve well during these winter months.

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