Decoding the Steps to Writing an Obituary

Posted on August 28th, 2022
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After a loss of a loved one, one of the first things people expect is to read an obituary. However, in the midst of grief, it can be overwhelming to try to sum up a person’s life in the span of a page. To simplify the process, here are some tips to writing an obituary. […]

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Healing Rituals – Looking Beyond the Funeral

Posted on August 12th, 2022
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A funeral or memorial service is the main ritual we think of when seeking comfort after loss. But there are many other – often simple – rituals that can help us on the road to healing. Create space Set aside a small space in your home to create a tribute to the person. You may […]

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Five Things to do After Someone Dies

Posted on June 1st, 2022
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The time has come. Someone has died. What now? First and foremost, wherever you are – getting the news on the other side of the phone, holding the person’s hand in the hospital, sitting vigil at home – take a deep breath. Then another. Now, take things one at a time… 1. Contact a medical […]

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Rationalizing Away Grief

Posted on March 16th, 2021
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The word “loss” indicates that something is missing. We experience loss to varying degrees throughout our lives – from losing a sock, to the loss of a job; losing an ability or the immense loss of someone we love. There are lots of coping strategies and approaches to loss, but one that is all too […]

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Comfort without touch: Offering support during a pandemic

Posted on February 15th, 2021
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As funeral professionals, we often encounter people on their worst day, people in despair, in crisis, in pain. We know we can’t fix it. We know we can’t take away the pain. But we hope to ease it and bring some comfort through the care we provide. Today, that care looks different than it did […]

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