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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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Making the Most of Summer While Grieving

Summer is a season for being outdoors and enjoying the warmth. This is especially true for those of us living in northern states. Flowers start blooming and the fields are full. Trees are green and the sounds and smells of summer waft through the air. The sun shines. Birds sing.…...

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Delivering a Eulogy to Remember

A eulogy is defined as, “a commendatory oration or writing especially in honor of one deceased.” Eulogies are most commonly given at funeral ceremonies or at the gravesite of a fallen loved one. Being asked to deliver a eulogy can be a double-edged sword. It shows that you are honored…...

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4 Ways to Remember a Father Who Has Passed

A father is one of the most important people in our lives. The impact a father has on a child lasts long beyond his death. Father’s Day is meant to celebrate our fathers, yet how do we do this when our father is no longer living? Memories come to mind…...

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5 Ways to Cope with Work After a Death

Life is full of unexpected moments and changes. Coping with the ups and downs of family issues, work relationships, caretaking and just the daily grind can tax our personal coping skills. Death of a loved one is one of the top stressors a person must handle in life. The emotions…...

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Therapeutic Benefits of Gardening When You’re Grieving

Gardening is something that I wish I did more of in my life. I have never been a very good gardener and thus my attempts have been quite limited. What I do know of gardening is that it can provide some very special time to cultivate my thoughts as well…...

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Remembering Those Lost While Serving Our Country

People have always grieved and mourned their lost protectors and soldiers. Over the centuries there have been many different traditions both nationally and in families in honoring those lost while protecting civilians during conflict. In the United States we honor our fallen soldiers and military personnel on Memorial Day.  …...

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Tips From the Pros on Preplanning a Funeral

You plan your career. You plan your budget and finances to get you through the years of caring for children. You put money away in a retirement fund, IRA or Roth IRA. You may even invest in stocks and bonds preparing to leave a legacy for your children. What critical…...

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Mother’s Day after Losing Mom

Celebrating Mother’s day is different now that mom has passed away. I miss my mom so much. I think of her when spring comes and remember how she loved dahlias and petunias. It was a yearly tradition that we children gave mom flowers on Mother’s Day. One person would give…...

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