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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Dying to Know: Answers to life’s most frequently asked questions about death (Part 1)

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. 

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Spread Cheer with Small Acts of Kindness

Be a bright spot for someone lonely or going through a rough patch. Each year on July 11th, thoughtful people across the U.S. spread kindness for National Cheer Up the Lonely Day. Keep reading for inspiration on making someone’s day special. 

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How to Support a Grieving Parent

by KC |  Death Resources · Grief Support

This blog post hopes to offer guidance: on how you can support grieving parents, the acts of kindness you might bestow, and the words you could use to express your love and support. Keep reading to learn how to support parents who experience this unimaginable loss.

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Remembering Dad on Father’s Day

by Julia |  Grief Support · Memorialization

Facing Father’s Day without your father is challenging. You might shy away from remembrances of your father, stepfather, father-in-law, or foster dad. However, honoring and celebrating their life and legacy are part of a healthy healing process. Keep reading to explore uplifting memorial ideas to remember the man who influenced your life. 

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Checking on Loved Ones After a Loss

by KC |  Grief Support

We’re sharing suggestions from mental health experts for checking in on others who experienced a loss. While it’s not a substitute for trained mental health professionals, you can help someone through their grief by following these simple steps. 

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Why Pets Are Awesome!

by Wendy Mize |  Death Resources · End of Life Planning · Grief Support

Is there any better feeling than your dog happily wagging its tail? Or your cat purring on your lap on a chilly evening? In addition to being cute and snuggly, pets enhance our lives in many ways. Taking care of an animal is a big responsibility, but the benefits can be even greater. 

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When You Lose Your Spouse

Losing a spouse is an intensely emotional experience. Although logically we know that lives come to an end, facing reality feels overwhelming. Keep reading for suggestions on finding a support system, self-care, and other helpful suggestions after losing a spouse.

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