When It’s Too Much: Caregiver Burnout

Burnout is a genuine health concern, with one in five Americans acting as unpaid caregivers to spouses, family members, or friends. Read more on recognizing and preventing burnout before it negatively impacts both caregiver and recipient.  

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How to Enjoy Valentine’s Day Despite Loss

by Julia |  Grief Support · Uncategorized

Valentine’s Day can feel hollow when you’re grieving. It’s important to remember that the day celebrates all kinds of love – romantic relationships, friendships, siblings, and kids. The most important thing is to do what feels right. Here are some ideas to cope with Valentine’s grief.

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12 Grief Tips- Finding Strength in the New Year

by Julia |  Grief Support · Uncategorized

You deserve consistent, unconditional support after losing a loved one. And because grief support isn’t just one thing, we’ve created a calendar to add to the many resources available from ShareLife. Keep reading for more information and a download link.

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Thoughtful Holiday Gifts to Honor Loved Ones

by Wendy Mize |  Death Resources · Grief Support · Memorialization · Uncategorized

Respectfully honor loved ones during the holidays with these clever memorial ideas.

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Holidays and Grief: A Survivor’s Guide

by Julia |  Grief Support · Uncategorized

The holidays can be filled with emotional landmines after a loved one passes. We put these simple suggestions together to help keep a loved one’s memory alive while holding space for a survivor’s grief.

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How Gratitude Helps Us Heal

by Wendy Mize |  Grief Support · Life Celebrations · Memorialization · Uncategorized

Many families who observe Thanksgiving this November often start the meal with a prayer or blessing. A growing tradition is to go around the table so that each person can share about something (or someone) for which they are grateful. Keep reading for more ideas on expressing thanks (great for any family get-together, not just Thanksgiving!) and a free gratitude download to print and share. 

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Top Picks for Podcasts on Life, Loss & Laughter

by Wendy Mize |  Death Resources · Grief Support · Uncategorized

There are thousands of podcasts available for you to stream or download on various topics, including grief, dying, and loss. Podcasts are increasingly popular – 104 million Americans regularly listen – because their conversational style allows for in-depth discussion. 

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Dying to Know: Answers to life’s most frequently asked questions about death (Part 2)

Living well includes a common-sense approach to death. It happens to us all, yet talking about our end-of-life plans or voicing our fear is considered taboo or morbid. Part 2 of our frequently asked questions about death.

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What Funeral Directors Know About Grief (and What You Should, Too)

by KC |  Grief Support · Uncategorized

People deal with grief in their way. Most of us lose a grandparent or another older relative when we are relatively young, but this experience doesn’t prepare us or make future losses easier to bear. Experiencing the loss of a loved one is different each time. Here is what experienced funeral directors and professionals want you to know about grief.

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What They’re Reading: Books on Grief & Loss Recommended by Funeral Directors & Professionals

We asked licensed funeral directors and professionals for recommendations on the best books about grief, dying, and loss.

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