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How to Approach Grief in the Workplace

When someone close passes away, the grief can permeate every aspect of the lives of those who were closest. This includes the workplace. If you’ve ever spent time with a co-worker who has lost a spouse or child, the grief can be palpable. How can grief be best handled in…...

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What to Wear to a Memorial Service

Traditional memorial services have been somber events, where family and friends gather to mourn the death of a loved one. Attendees often wore conservative black or dark clothing, and the ceremonies themselves were most often sad and tear-filled. The dark clothing symbolizes death and the mourning that follows. While memorial…...

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Common Storage Options for Cremation Ashes

One of the reasons cremations have grown in popularity is the versatility and flexibility cremation offers. This even extends to the options for storage of the ashes or cremains. Once a body is cremated, there are multiple choices a family has for the final disposition of the cremation ashes. Mausoleum/Columbarium…...

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What to Do Before Deciding on Cremation

More and more individuals are making their own final arrangements by taking it upon themselves to pre-plan. There are many benefits to giving some thought to how you want your final services to proceed. It takes some of the burden off family members, can help avoid disagreements among those left…...

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Five Ways to Personalize a Memorial Service

One of the best ways to make a memorial service memorable is to personalize the service. There are a variety of loving, creative, and thoughtful ways this can be done – all of which take a little planning and execution. With the help of friends, family and loved ones, you…...

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How Much Does Cremation Service Cost

How much do cremation services cost? We will frequently get inquiries that will start with this exact question. It is understandable since one of the attractive aspects of cremation is that it is more affordable than a traditional funeral and burial. It is one of the driving forces that has…...

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Should You Bury or Cremate Your Pet?

Our pets are a part of our family; they are our friends and even our confidants. One of the reasons we appreciate them so much is they seem to ask for so little. Oh, sure they may want some exercise or to play when we are not quite in the…...

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How To Cope With the Loss of Your Pet

Dealing with the loss of a pet can be so difficult because of the times you have likely shared and the benefits they have provided. After all, for many, a pet is not just an animal but a friend, confidant and member of the family. They don’t judge you, and…...

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Sad Doesn’t Have to Be Bad

Few would argue that sadness is a pleasant emotion. Whether you are experiencing it yourself or witnessing someone close to you going through deep sadness, it can be challenging. Sadness is a basic human emotion that occurs when we feel disappointed. That disappointment may be because you didn’t meet your…...

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Great Films That Address Grief and Loss

Loss and grief is a part of life so it is no wonder it has been the subject of so many films. Here are just a few films that address the death of a loved one and the messages we can take from it. Up – 2009 This animated Disney/Pixar…...

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