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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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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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