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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What’s old is new – Home Funeral Q & A

Posted on April 18th, 2019
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This year, Mary Poppins returned, mason jars are everywhere, even acid-washed jeans made an unexpected resurgence. Many “new” ideas and practices are really old stand-bys making a come-back. It turns out funerals are no exception – the old is new again. Let me explain… When most of us picture an “old-fashioned” or “traditional” funeral, we […]

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The Hidden Benefits of Holding a Funeral

Posted on July 31st, 2017
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If you have ever experienced loss, you may have heard it said that everyone grieves differently – in their own time and in their own way. Over the years, I have been honored to be part of the grieving process for countless families who came to Goes Funeral Care just for the necessary funeral arrangements […]

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Understanding Organ Donation and Donating One’s Body to Science

Posted on April 4th, 2017
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It may seem obvious but when suddenly faced with the death of someone you care deeply about, the question of, and discussion about what to do regarding donation can be confusing. So it’s time to clarify and distinguish between 1) donating one’s body to science and 2) organ donation. Let’s look a little closer.  Donating […]

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