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Cremation on the Increase

Creating a different focal point As an alternative to earth burial, cremation has a storied history. Over the past two centuries, it has been a topic of discussion and debate for the English courts, the Roman Catholic Church, baby boomers in the United States, and many others. Views continue to…...

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The New Years Resolution You Can Accomplish

With New Year's Day coming right around the corner, it is time to start thinking about the goals and New Year's resolutions we all would like to work on. Whether it’s losing those last ten pounds, drinking more water or visiting your elderly parents more often, we all have things…...

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Finding Joy in Christmas After A Loss

Our favorite Christmas songs all declare the greatness of the season: it’s the most wonderful time of the year, the weary world rejoices, joy to the world! But if you’ve lost a loved one, Christmas can be a reminder of the person that you wish was there with you. The…...

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7 Ways to Grieve Well in the Winter

For those of us in the midwest, Winter can be long, cold and rough. If you’re grieving the loss of a close loved one, the bleakness of the weather can make the process that much harder. While we can’t change the temperature or add more sunlight to your day, we’ve…...

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3 Twin Cities Remembrance Events For This Christmas Season

Christmas time can be joyful and painful for those who have lost a loved one. Memories of past holiday seasons with family and friends can often evoke renewed feelings of grief over your loss. Sometimes having a special time to remember your deceased loved one during the Christmas season can…...

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Grief, Kids and Crafts: Easy Memorial Ornament Tutorial

Dealing with grief during the holidays is always a tough issue. When it comes to grieving children, it can often be an overwhelming task for the adult to know how to help. Children, especially younger children, simply may not have the coping skills that age and maturity bring; to know…...

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8 Simple Tips for Getting Through the Holidays While Grieving

Family gatherings can be tough for some people, even without the loss of a loved one. While you may already have the dish planned for Thanksgiving and the date and time in your calendar, if you’re grieving, the holiday season may be especially rough. To help, here's 8 tips for…...

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Make a Lasting Impact on National Philanthropy Day

Make a Lasting Impact With the National Philanthropy Day right around the corner, the perfect opportunity is upon us to talk about how you can carry on the legacy of your loved one’s passions and life work through the inheritance you’ve received. Philanthropy can be a healing experience on the…...

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Flowers and Funerals: What Should I Get?

Your close friend had a loved one pass away and of course you’ll be going to the funeral but you want to get some nice flowers to bring as well. The question is, which flowers do you get? Here’s a quick and easy visual guide to the top 12 funeral…...

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Honoring the Deceased on the Day of the Dead

If you’ve seen women with painted skulls on their faces around this time, you are not seeing just another halloween costume, but a part of the celebration of Dia de Muertos or Day of the Dead. While this holiday may have been recently commercialized in the U.S., there is a…...

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