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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3 Twin Cities Remembrance Events For This Christmas Season

3 Twin Cities Remembrance Events For This Christmas Season12 5Christmas time can be joyful and painful for those who have lost a loved one. Memories of past holiday seasons with family and friends can often evoke renewed feelings of grief over your loss. Sometimes having a special time to remember your deceased loved one during the Christmas season can be very healing. Below are some events you can join in the Twin Cities area.

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Grief, Kids and Crafts: Easy Memorial Ornament Tutorial

Grief Kids and Crafts Easy Memorial Ornament Tutorial11 28Dealing with grief during the holidays is always a tough issue. When it comes to grieving children, it can often be an overwhelming task for the adult to know how to help. Children, especially younger children, simply may not have the coping skills that age and maturity bring; to know how to express their emotions in a way that is healing and helpful.

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8 Simple Tips for Getting Through the Holidays While Grieving

8 Simple Tips for Getting Through the Holidays While Grieving11 21Family gatherings can be tough for some people, even without the loss of a loved one. While you may already have the dish planned for Thanksgiving and the date and time in your calendar, if you’re grieving, the holiday season may be especially rough. To help, here's 8 tips for how to handle the holiday get-togethers while you're still grieving. 
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Make a Lasting Impact on National Philanthropy Day

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Make a Lasting Impact

With the National Philanthropy Day right around the corner, the perfect opportunity is upon us to talk about how you can carry on the legacy of your loved one’s passions and life work through the inheritance you’ve received. Philanthropy can be a healing experience on the long journey of grief and ultimately peace from the loss of a loved one. But to start the process, you’ll first need a few tips to help you get started.

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