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How to Write a Eulogy

The thought of public speaking throws many people into a panic. Add to that fear the common discomfort of discussing death, and it’s easy to understand why the idea of delivering a eulogy can be disconcerting. If you’ve been asked to write a eulogy, take heart. This article will help…...

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Mourning the Death of Your Pet

Having a beloved pet die is traumatic and painful, and the most natural thing in the world is to experience mourning over your pet. Our pets give us unconditional love, are always there to patiently listen to us when we need to talk, and are often our best friend. Even…...

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The Grieving Process

Since there’s very little grief training in our culture, people are often surprised by how hard their grieving process is. We usually don’t know what to expect until we experience a major loss and begin to suffer the consequences. It’s important to understand that grief is a pervasive experience that…...

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Helping Others Experiencing Grief

When it comes to helping someone who is experiencing grief, you may have some questions about how to help. There are many ways you can support someone through the grieving process. Listening Listening to grieving people is the most important thing you can do. Listen in a non-judging way, and…...

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Helping Parents Cope With Losing a Spouse

Losing a spouse is incredibly hard. What can you do to help your parent through his or her grief when a spouse dies? This is one of the major losses in life, but there are things you can do to help. How to Help a Parent Cope with Losing a…...

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Options for Financing Funerals

A funeral is an essential expense. Thankfully, a little planning will reduce the uncertainty of costs and payment. If you don’t plan for funeral expenses, you run the risk of your family having to ask others to share an unexpected burden. This puts everyone in an embarrassing and uncomfortable position.…...

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Questions About Estate Planning

1. Why do I need an estate plan? Most of us spend a considerable amount of time and energy in our lives accumulating wealth. As we do this, there also comes a time to preserve wealth both for our enjoyment and for future generations. A solid, effective estate plan ensures that…...

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A Resolution to Plan for the Future

Make a Resolution to Complete Estate and Funeral Planning While your friends resolve to make this next year the one where they finally lose weight, get fit and kick those unhealthy habits, why not do yourself and your loved ones a favor and complete your estate and funeral planning? It’s certainly…...

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Losing Your Spouse, Losing the Present

Losing Your Spouse, Losing the Present How can one possibly absorb the shock of the death of a mate? No matter how many years you have shared, memories of courtship, lifelong plans, and your marriage are most difficult to bear. Not to mention what has been left behind: children and…...

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Helping Children Understand Death

by Karen Nilsen STAR Class Founder for http://Funeralplan.com The days surrounding a death can be a confusing and disorienting time for young children. Altered daily routines and unfamiliar sights and sounds can be difficult for them to understand and cope with. Children notice even the most subtle changes in their…...

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