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Grief Story Told your Way

A great success begins with doing what you already know how to do and doing it when you tell yourself to do it.  So many of us will admit that we know what to do to solve some of our problems.  Actually doing it can be the challenge.  The same…...

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Best Podcasts for Grief

Listening to Podcasts for Grief The concert you have anticipated for months has been canceled. The normal activities that fill your days have been eliminated “until further notice”.  Working at home, or not working at all.  During this Pandemic we have all had to adjust in some ways. Experiencing grief…...

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Forgiveness as a Path to Healing

 Forgiveness as a key to Handling grief   Forgiveness is extending grace where it might not necessarily be deserved.  Pure frustration and anger that brings you to your knees and makes you feel powerless.  Grieving the loss of a loved one or loss of anything for that matter brings so…...

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Communal Grief

Coming out of isolation to grieve as a community.   Communal grief happens after a natural disaster, act of terrorism or the death of a public figure.  Half way through 2020 it has become a bit of a joke of all the terrible things that have happened this year already.…...

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Grief and Mental Health

Grief and Mental Health This month is mental health awareness month.  There is a real need at this time in history to check in on our mental health, especially for those who are experiencing grief. Each of us interpret life in our own way. There are the standard “stages of…...

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Pandemic Perspective

Seeing Life and Death from a New Perspective Has life looked differently for you over the past 6 weeks? Some have been busier than ever trying to manage working on the front lines of the covid-19 pandemic.  Others find them self getting restless with little to do while we are…...

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The Ultimate Goodbye Party- Funeral Preplanning

Getting Started: PrePlanning the Funeral you Desire   Are you still at home?  Just checking. As time passes during the “safer at home” initiative there are so many things that we could, should or would get done. Really, though preplanning end of life decisions is a no-brainer.  Start small if…...

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Getting the Pre Planning Process Started

Where to start with end-of-life Pre-planning 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 you,…...

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Pre Planning Funerals

Failure to Pre Plan is (pre) planning to fail.    In last week’s blog I talked about problems caused when we don’t pre-plan for end-of-life. Feel free to jump back and read that post to get all the info. I will do a quick recap and then we will look…...

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End-of-Life Pre-Planning During Unpredictable Times

Life is Unpredictable. Pre-Planning for “End of Life” Creates Security.   What will happen when you die? Will the survivors know what you want for your funeral? Think about it.  If you died today would you leave your loved ones with a puzzle to put together that has missing pieces.…...

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