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Music Playlist for The Grieving Heart

When you are sad and the grief of your loss is hitting hard, sometimes you just need to grab a comfy blanket, a box of tissues and a playlist of sad songs. There is just something special about hearing those sad ballads that speak to every feeling we just can’t…...

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Children’s Books to Help with Grief and Loss

This day and age, the words death and dying are often overused term that refer to a phone battery dying. Someone asks why did they not answer a call, you may get the response “my phone was dead.” Maybe your kids are playing video games and they make comments such…...

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Grieving A Co-Worker

Grieving the death of anyone we love or considered a friend is difficult. When a colleague passes away it can be even more difficult to find ways to grieve a co-worker and show your concern about the loss. There are a number of ways that you can grieve for your…...

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Grieving When Your Pet Dies

Last fall, Chica, my first and well loved cat became very ill. She was experiencing kidney failure and had become dehydrated. She was not able to drink enough water to stay hydrated. She drank and drank. It was incredibly difficult for me to deal with her seemingly sudden decline in…...

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Should Pre-planning My Funeral be Part of My Estate Plan?

Estate planning is the act of preparing for the transfer of a person’s wealth and assets after his or her death. Assets, life insurance, pensions, real estate, cars, personal belongings, and debts are all part of one’s estate. The person who owns the estate must be the one to create…...

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Netflix Titles to Escape With

There is just something about watching a good movie when you are feeling down. Who is to say that the movie has to be a “good” one. Maybe it’s bad, really bad. Sometimes it is just what you need to get your mindset right.   When facing grief, if you…...

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What Will Be Your Legacy?

August is, “What will be your Legacy,” month. Have you thought about what you want yours to be? The formal definition of the word legacy is an amount of money or property left to someone in a will. Typically, the most important aspect of a legacy is considered the money…...

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Funeral Pre-Planning Decisions Everyone Must Make

Who wants to talk about planning their own funeral? Not many people are comfortable with the topic of death and dealing with end of life issues. However, pre-planning a funeral is one of the best practical ways to help your family once you have passed away. There are many steps…...

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7 Ways to Remember a Deceased Loved One at a Wedding

I was at a wedding for my favorite niece when I noticed a special table set aside for the guestbook. I went over intending to quickly write my name and the essentials when I was startled by the beautiful display set up on the table to remember her grandfather. His…...

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Funeral Etiquette for the Inexperienced

While funerals are not very comfortable ceremonies to attend, it is important to remember that your presence during this difficult time is significant to the loved ones of the deceased.  It is a time of mourning and grieving. Don’t let the unfamiliarity of the rites and traditions embraced by the…...

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