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Top three priorities for those who are grieving

Paying attention to these three basics, eating well, exercise, and sleep will help support a person who is involved in the difficult task of grieving....READ MORE

Grief

Do I really need to attend the funeral?

Your support is important. When a child is born, it is a life changing event for the parents, siblings, and grandparents at the very least. It may also be a life changing event for the kindergarten teacher five years in the future. Bottom line, life matters. When a life ends, it is also a life-changing event. Rega...READ MORE

Funerals

Where should I send my condolences?

Condolences do matter and timing is important. Do not put off contacting your friend to express your sympathy. Options and opportunities may have changes over the decades, but the importance of reaching out to those suffering a loss has not. A call or a written note is always just right. Social media is just fine und...READ MORE

Funerals

Make Family the Foundation for Funeral Planning

There are two ways to take care of funeral planning: 1) you can plan your own funeral in advance or 2) your survivors can plan your funeral for you after your death. Regardless of when it is planned, or who plans the funeral, the planning needs to start with your family. Your family should be the foundation for funer...READ MORE

Pre-planning

How to dress for a funeral

First, understand that what you wear to the funeral is much less important than actually going to the funeral or gathering. Don't underestimate the value of your presence.Your kind words, shared stories, or even just a hug will mean a great deal to friends and family when there has been a death. Don't let not having...READ MORE

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