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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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The 5 Most Important Things To Do Before the Funeral

Your loved one has passed away. You are grieving. You are remembering their life. Now, you must face the responsibility of planning a funeral.  Here are 5 critical items you need to do before the funeral. Inform the authorities. If the death occurs at home or somewhere other than a…...

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5 Benefits of Pre-planning for Families

How can pre-planning a funeral and memorial help a family?   Pre-planning can help reassure family members while you are alive and healthy and it also helps immensely when a death in the family actually occurs. Whether your loved one passes due to illness, accident or some type of tragedy,…...

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How to Plan an Earth Friendly Memorial Service

The earth is home to over 7.6 billion people. More and more we are realizing how important it is to take care of our earth and to make informed decisions about our impact on the earth. Can you imagine the space it takes to bury 7.6 million people? Along with…...

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Grieving during Easter

Easter is a time that a lot of families get together for a big meal and delicious spring time desserts.. The kids run around searching for Easter eggs left by the elusive Easter bunny.  In many cases Spring has sprung or at the very least has peeked over the horizon.…...

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