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5 Questions to Ask When Pre-planning My Own Funeral

5 Questions to Ask when Pre-planning my own funeral   Am I ready to start planning my own funeral? Should I start planning my own funeral? Death and mortality can be a sensitive subject. Some don’t even want to think about the reality that they will die someday, much less…...

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He Died One Week Ago Today

The social media status read, “he died one week ago today”. When someone close to you dies the amount of time they have been gone is measured first in hours and days. When that one full week hits it is a milestone that you never wanted to have.   How can…...

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Getting the Pre Planning Process Started

Where to start with end-of-life Pre-planning Process Do you like the idea of having your end of life decisions pre-planned but do not know where to start? Some things sound like a great idea  but the hardest thing to do can be taking the first step.  I don’t know about…...

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Impact of Grief on Mental Health

Impact of Grief on Mental Health   The impact of grief on mental health is so important to look at. In fact, grief is at the center of experiencing mental illness. Grief makes you feel sad, alone, depressed. Those days when you can barely get out of bed or you…...

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Are You Stuck In Your Grief?

Do you feel stuck in grief? Maybe you just can’t seem to get over a loss. Has it been years and your grief still stops you in your tracks? If you say yes you may be stuck and need help in processing your grief.   Last week’s blog (you can…...

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Using the Stages of Grief to Help Create a Road Map to Healing 

The stages of grief can help create a road map to healing. The stages of grief was originally written about in Elisabeth Kubler-Ross book. Others have added insight and stages. There are multiple models used that include more “stages”, the Kubler-Ross began with 5 stages and eventually increased to 7.…...

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There is a Casket for Everyone

I am amazed by the wide array of caskets on the market. Almost anything you can think of you can find. From a pink “mothers” casket to Louis Vuitton designer casket to a casket that looks like sneaker. I could just go on and on about the amazing designs and…...

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Bad Behavior or a Trauma Response?

Do you know anyone who seems to make so many poor choices? Have you ever asked if it is truly bad behavior or a trauma response? When someone has experienced a loss, a show of grief is an expected response. When calls go unanswered or tempers are short as a…...

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Everyone Needs a Support System for Grief

Everyone needs a support system for grief. Isolation and loneliness is an epidemic in this country. Grief and anxiety is another problem in mass quantities. The time we are living in right now only perpetuates each of these feelings. So many people are experiencing loss at the same time being…...

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Get it In Writing: Prearranging A Funeral

I love to read advice columns for some reason. In one of the columns a reader wrote-in showing concern for her husband. The man would frequently talk about what he wanted at his funeral as well as other after life decisions. The problem was that he never did anything about…...

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