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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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How to Avoid a Loose Mind During Grief Using Sports Psychology

  Sports psychology teaches about a loose mind versus a tight mind.  If you have a loose mind you may have a multitude of different thoughts bouncing around in your head. Within these thoughts that are pouring around there are likely a few of them that are negative or toxic…...

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3 Common Preplanning Questions

Preplanning a funeral isn’t the most joyous task but it is the right thing for just about everyone. Whether you’re familiar with preplanning a funeral or not, you most likely have had some questions at one point or another. Today we’ll discuss three of the most common preplanning questions and…...

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Dealing with Anger and Resentment with Loss

When we are finally able to move out of the denial stage of our loss we often become angry. Anger can manifest itself in many ways. Without a healthy outlet for anger it can turn into an impairment and affect our mental and physical health. Unresolved anger often turns into…...

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Grieving and the Enneagram: Type Nine Personality

Everyone responds to grief differently. You may remember a well known court case in which a young mother was accused of killing her 3 year old daughter. The public harshly judged the behavior of the accused in the days after the child’s death. Many said no grieving mother would act…...

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