January 5, 2016

 

Good morning everyone, and happy New Year! I hope you were all able to spend it with the ones that you love, and I wish you nothing but the best in 2016! I also hope you were happy with 2015, and if you were not, I hope you are able to make the changes necessary to en...

December 18, 2015

Good morning everyone and happy Friday! I know the holiday season is in full swing, and with Christmas coming next week, I have decided to write a guide to writing the perfect obituary today...in hopes that if you do find yourself in the unfortunate position of having...

November 25, 2015

 

 

Grieving the loss of a loved one is a deep and difficult challenge at any time. But the holiday season can magnify your sense of loss and mourning. Family gatherings and seasonal events can be painful reminders of the absence of a loved one. At the same time, they ca...

October 26, 2015

The human organism knows how to heal itself, once it knows its symptoms are normal.  ~ Gail Sheey, in New Passages

Reaching out to others is often very difficult when we’re struggling with grief, but experience teaches us that the more support and understanding w...

October 23, 2015

In today’s age of social media, when a loved one dies, their Facebook page typically becomes a place where people can go to post photos, share stories, or just connect with other friends and support each other through the process of coping with grief.

I have previously...

October 21, 2015

Accidents, catastrophes, sudden illnesses or medical events -- statistically unlikely things happen all the time. People die with no warning. Even when you see death coming, the impact can still come as a surprise.

Grief erupts into your life, rearranging everything.

The...

October 20, 2015

 

It is estimated that a person has to deal with a close family death every 17 years. Think of the myriad changes over those 17 years. Now think of trying to make sound consumer decisions based on information from almost a generation ago. It is nearly impossible.

I get a...

September 29, 2015

 

Cremation Questions and Answers
Tuesday, September 29th, 2015
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Question: How many Americans choose cremation every year?
Answer: Over 40% of our population choose cremation? Some states have even higher numbers: In Oregon the percentage...

September 21, 2015

1. Scattering
Scattering the ashes is what people tend to think of  in regards to cremated remains. According to Co-Operative Funeral Care nearly half of the people who choose cremations choose to have the remains scattered. We’ve written several post about choosing th...

September 18, 2015

 

Choosing between cremation services and burial is a very personal decision, and there are many important factors to consider. With more and more people choosing to pre-plan their services, it is very common to choose the option that will burden surviving friends and f...

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