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Do Funerals Help the Grieving Process? 

Do funerals help the grieving process? Some would say a definite yes. Having a funeral is always a sad occasion and grief is present. Some people question, do I have to have a funeral? Maybe for some it feels too painful. Other times the deceased may not have a large…...

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What Does a Funeral Home Do?

What does a funeral home do? Whether you are pre planning for a funeral in the unknown future or planning an immediate funeral for a deceased loved one it’s good to know what exactly the funeral home does. While every funeral home may have things unique to them here are…...

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“Let’s Talk Death”

Hey friends, let’s talk death. Specifically your death. What kind of funeral do you want? Do you want to be cremated or have a traditional burial? Do you want people to have a viewing of your body after you die? Or just a memorial to remember your life?    There are…...

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Is “Green” or Natural Burial for Me?

What is “Green” or Natural burial?  “Green” or Natural burial is an alternative way of burying a deceased person. When a natural burial takes place it is carried out in an environmentally friendly way. In a “normal” western burial there are a lot of chemicals involved when embalming or preserving…...

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When Time Doesn’t Heal All

Time doesn’t heal all. When a tragic loss is fresh the grief can be unbearable. The denial is strong, the sorrow and pain is real. When it is fresh it feels you have reached the depths of where emotional loss and pain can take you. So often we hear that…...

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Emotional Eating As A Response To Grief

What is Emotional Eating? Emotional eating is using food as a way to deal with emotions you are experiencing. It is a way to avoid the feelings or calm them.  Indulging in a batch of cookies or salty bag of potato chips might feel good and numb the feelings in…...

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5 Questions to Ask When Pre-planning My Own Funeral

5 Questions to Ask when Pre-planning my own funeral   Am I ready to start planning my own funeral? Should I start planning my own funeral? Death and mortality can be a sensitive subject. Some don’t even want to think about the reality that they will die someday, much less…...

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He Died One Week Ago Today

The social media status read, “he died one week ago today”. When someone close to you dies the amount of time they have been gone is measured first in hours and days. When that one full week hits it is a milestone that you never wanted to have.   How can…...

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Getting the Pre Planning Process Started

Where to start with end-of-life Pre-planning Process Do you like the idea of having your end of life decisions pre-planned but do not know where to start? Some things sound like a great idea  but the hardest thing to do can be taking the first step.  I don’t know about…...

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Impact of Grief on Mental Health

Impact of Grief on Mental Health   The impact of grief on mental health is so important to look at. In fact, grief is at the center of experiencing mental illness. Grief makes you feel sad, alone, depressed. Those days when you can barely get out of bed or you…...

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