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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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7 Reasons to Make and Keep New Year’s Resolutions While Grieving – Part Three

As we welcome March into 2017 and look forward to a warm Spring this year, let’s be reminded of our New Year’s Resolutions that we set so many weeks ago. It’s not too late to keep them! Many resolutions have benefits, but there are some that are particularly healthy for…...

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Why Must I Keep Silent? Grief in the 21st Century

So often in our culture, we are expected to be quiet and subdued in our grieving. In many communities nowadays, there are little to no mourning rituals or practices. Even wearing black during a time of mourning has become somewhat outdated! Today we will be looking at demonstrative grieving; how…...

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7 Reasons to Make and Keep New Year’s Resolutions While Grieving | Part Two

We are back again to continue the series on the 7 Reasons to Make and Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions While Grieving. In part one, we looked at three great New Year’s Resolutions to make and why you should keep them. Let’s jump right back in and give you a…...

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12 Simple Acts of Kindness to Help You Heal

"Let your heart crumble into an infinite amount of tiny, precious seeds. Then plant love everywhere you go." - Anita Krizzan? We could all use a little more kindness in our lives these days. February 12, kicked off Random Acts of Kindness week, so we knew this would be the perfect…...

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7 Reasons to Make and Keep New Year’s Resolutions While Grieving | Part One

January has come and gone and whether you’ve made and kept your New Year’s Resolutions or not, we have some great reasons why you should! If you’re grieving it can be especially important to have a goal to push towards and even a reward for completing that goal. And if…...

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The Emotional and Spiritual Healing of Home Funerals

The comforts of home are never more crucial than when grieving the loss of a loved one. Home after-life gatherings offer families and surrounding communities unmatched solace while celebrating life. During this time, it is especially necessary to lean on your family and your clergy for spiritual and emotional healing.…...

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The Modern Woman’s Guide to Funeral Dresses

Getting just the right outfit for a funeral is a delicate thing. You don’t want to be disrespectful to the deceased or their family but you also want to find something that you can feel good in and maybe even something you could wear again. Today we’ll go over just…...

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The Shocking Funeral of Martin Luther King Jr

“The cemetery is too small for his spirit, but we commit his body to the ground. The grave is too narrow for his soul, but we commit his body to the ground. No coffin, no crypt, no vault, no stone can hold his greatness, but we commit his body to…...

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