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11 Ways to Celebrate Military Appreciation Month

Memorial Day is right around the corner but did you know that May is Military Appreciation Month! Back in 1999, Congress designated May as the National Military Appreciation month. This was an effort to ensure that the nation had an opportunity to show their appreciation for the sacrifices and successes…...

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To Mothers Who’ve Lost a Child

We all owe so much to our mothers whether we have a great relationship with them or not. Mother’s Day is a joy to many but for those who have lost a child at too young of an age, it can be another reminder of the pain that lingers. In…...

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Papers Rightful Place in the Natural World

Concern for the environment is quite a priority nowadays with everyone. We are all aware of the damage done by past generations, and are determined that such mistakes should never be repeated. Happily, despite widespread beliefs to the contrary, the paper making industry is doing no harm to the world’s…...

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Living and Thriving with Mental Health Problems

In the community surrounding me, lately there has been a lot of talk about the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. There have also been multiple people who have either committed suicide or attempted to commit suicide. It seems the April showers may be bringing about more than just May flowers.…...

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Become an Organ Donor Today

Most people do not enjoy thinking about death, understandably so. For some, this fear of death stops them from registering as an organ donor. The statistics on the need for organ donation are staggering. According to Donate Life America, there are 118,000 men, women and children who are waiting for…...

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How to Deal with the Loss of a Parent

Our relationships with our parents are typically complex and meaningful, whether for the good or bad. Parents can be both infuriating and lovable all at the same time. For some people, the death of a parent isn’t only a loss of a caretaker but also a best friend. Whatever your…...

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Best Funeral Poems

Whether it be for a eulogy, a program or something to end the service with, a poem can often take the emotions we’re feeling after a death and put them into a beautifully worded work of art. Below is a collection of poems and prayers that will help you get…...

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5 Tips to Battle Grief with Nutrition

When you’re grieving, it often feels like there isn’t much that would help you feel better. While comfort food may seem like the right answer, you may actually be lengthening your grief by not taking care of your body. Below we’ll discuss the advantages to healthy nutrition and some tips…...

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Obituaries: Do we still need them?

Obituaries are the most common way for us to become informed about deaths that occur in our communities. In most periodicals, the terms “obituary” (derived from the Latin word for death, “obitus”) and “death notice” have come to be used synonymously....

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Mourning Together: Twin Cities Local Grief Support Groups

Trying to find healing after a loss can sometimes seem impossible. The weight that you carry often cannot be described, even if you had the energy to do so. It can even feel like you’re all alone and no one understands your grief. While your grief journey is unique, having…...

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