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2022

The Biggest Misconceptions About Cremation

Cremation has not only become a lot more common since the turn of the millennium. It is well on its way to becoming the norm. In 2021, nearly 60 percent of families opted for cremation, according to

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2022

How to Cope with the Anniversary of a Loss

The anniversary of the death of a loved one can be hard. But what many people don’t expect, as they head toward the date, is that for some the run-up to the anniversary can be even harder.

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2022

Why Rituals Are Important, Pt. 3.

What do you think of when you think of a memorial service? A lot of people think of a traditional funeral: with a wake, some kind of religious service, and then a commitment ceremony at the cemetery.

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2022

Why Rituals Are Important, Pt. 2

In the previous post, we discussed the importance of rituals, of gathering as a group. Whatever the nature of the gathering—a church service, to something much smaller and less informal—there is grea

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2021

Why Rituals Are Important, Pt 1.

Of all the common misconceptions people have about working with a funeral home upon the loss of a loved one, one of the most common ones has to do with the purpose of ritual.

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2021

The Messy Art of Coping with Holidays After Experiencing a Loss

There are many parts of the grieving process that catch people off guard. But one thing that doesn’t is the expectation that holidays will be difficult after the loss of a loved one. And while it may

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2021

Exploring Funeral Costs: 5 Ways to Plan

Funeral costs can vary depending on where you live and what goods and services are selected. However, most people do not want funeral costs to become a financial burden for their surviving loved ones

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2021

Should Adult Children Be Included in Parent’s End-Of-Life Planning?

While it may be difficult to discuss end-of-life issues, it is to everyone’s advantage – children and parents alike – to calmly discuss plans and preferences for end-of-life care and preferences befo

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2021

How A Funeral Celebrant Helps Create a Meaningful Tribute for A Loved One

Funeral Celebrants, also called Life Celebrants, are specially trained professionals who provide meaningful and personalized funerals that celebrate the life of an individual regardless of religious

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2021

What to Write in a Sympathy Card or Message

It can be difficult to find the right words to comfort someone who is grieving a loss and writing a sympathy message can be just as difficult. Choosing your words carefully for your condolences allow

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