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Seasonal Affective Disorder and Grief

Seasonal Affective Disorder and Grief  Seasonal affective disorder, what is it and how does it impact grief? Seasonal affective disorder is commonly known as it’s abbreviation SAD. SAD is a “mood disorder characterized by depression that occurs at the same time every year.  Seasonal affective order occurs in climates where…...

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Being With Someone Who Is Grieving

Being with someone who is grieving is hard. Have you ever been close to someone who is struggling? Maybe their mental health is unbalanced. They could have received a terminal diagnosis. Maybe they lost a loved one and are in the depths of grief.    Pain and loss causes grief…...

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When You Know Nothing About Preplanning a Funeral

When you know nothing about preplanning a funeral it can be hard to know where to start. A lot of people don’t ask questions and don’t get started preplanning for after death because they don’t even know what question to ask.  There are so many reasons and dare I say…...

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“I won’t call you if I need anything”: 8 Ways to Offer Grief Support

The old standard, “call me if you need anything.” Does anyone actually follow through and make that call? When someone is going through a hard time it can be hard to know what to say. So we often just throw out the offer to give us a call. When I…...

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Helping Kids Connect with a Loved One Who Died Before They Could Meet

Helping kids connect with a loved one who died before they could meet or who died before the child was old enough to have any memory can seem a difficult task. Although it may take some effort it is possible.    Many of us have lost loved ones who meant…...

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How to Help Someone You Don’t Understand

How to help someone you don’t understand. There is something in many of us as humans that we desire to help people. This desire can be manifested in many ways that are unique to each of our personal experiences. Some may be motivated to help others because they were impacted by…...

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Coping with Early Grief

Coping with early grief is like no other time in the grieving process. The days, weeks and months after an unexpected or “out of order” death can feel like a whole different world. The rest of the world goes on as usual. Petty arguments and assumptions continue. For you that…...

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Do Funerals Help the Grieving Process? 

Do funerals help the grieving process? Some would say a definite yes. Having a funeral is always a sad occasion and grief is present. Some people question, do I have to have a funeral? Maybe for some it feels too painful. Other times the deceased may not have a large…...

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What Does a Funeral Home Do?

What does a funeral home do? Whether you are pre planning for a funeral in the unknown future or planning an immediate funeral for a deceased loved one it’s good to know what exactly the funeral home does. While every funeral home may have things unique to them here are…...

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“Let’s Talk Death”

Hey friends, let’s talk death. Specifically your death. What kind of funeral do you want? Do you want to be cremated or have a traditional burial? Do you want people to have a viewing of your body after you die? Or just a memorial to remember your life?    There are…...

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