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Will Spring Ever Come? When Grief Continues

Grief has no sense of time. Everyone deals with grief in their own way. We understand that you are hurting. We know that you miss the moments of happiness this loved one and you shared. Grief is powerful. Although grief does not magically disappear one day, there is a sense…...

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How to Write an Obituary

After the death of a loved one, family members have many final decisions to deal with. With so much to process, relax in knowing that writing an obituary does not have to be hard.   What Is An Obituary?   What is an obituary? An obituary is used to inform…...

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Grief Journaling Prompts for Widows and Widowers

There are many emotions we feel when we grieve. Some emotions are stronger than others. Some emotions we don’t experience at all when we go through the grieving process. Everyone grieves differently.   Sometimes these emotions can come like waves and we can’t understand what is going on. When we…...

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5 Ways To Deal With Grief During The Long Winter Months

Grief is a natural response to how we deal with the loss of a loved one. Sadness is a reflection of the love we have for our dearly departed. Not only is it difficult to lose a cherished person, it can also be frustrating and confusing at times. When the…...

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Supporting Your Grieving Teenager

When you think about teenagers one of the first things that comes to mind is EMO-tions. Teenagers can be emotional hormonal beings on a normal day, so how will your teenager be when they are grieving?  When talking about supporting grieving teens it is hard to pin down a step…...

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What is Preplanning

One of the most common remarks that a funeral director hears is, “If they had only told us what they wanted”. Many families never discuss their final wishes because it is a difficult subject. Preplanning allows you to record your wishes for your final resting place and the type of…...

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Loss, Grief and Denial

Grief and denial that comes with loss The moment we are born into this world we start to experience loss and grief. We lose the warm safe place of our mother’s womb. As children we experience loss as we move away from dependence on our parents.  We experience loss of…...

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7 Substantial Benefits of Preplanning a Funeral

Have you considered preplanning a funeral? Whether you have or not, it may be something that’s right for you (click here to learn What Preplanning Is). There are many things to think about when it comes to preplanning a funeral, but the benefits are something that’s easy to discuss. Today…...

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How to Deal with the Bargaining Phase of Grief

Grief is inevitable in the life of any human. We all experience loss at some point in life. It could be loss of our youth, loss of job, loss of a pet or even the death of a loved one. There are many many ways that we experience loss throughout…...

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Managing Grief on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is here again. The stores are filled with pink and red hearts. The greeting card aisle is stocked full of love cards. But for those who are alone, Valentine’s day is a nemesis creeping up on the calendar. It’s a reminder for all the love they are missing…...

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