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2019

Finding Positivity After a Loss: Meaningful Tributes to Loved Ones

It is a fundamental human need to pay tribute to the deceased and to find meaning in a loss by honoring a loved one. From simple to extravagant, people have found creative ways for memori

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2019

Is Cremation Environmentally Friendly?

While cremation can be friendlier to the environment than other methods of final disposition, cremation does have an impact on the environment – from the energy necessary to complete the

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2019

Planting a Remembrance Tree to Honor a Loved One

Planting a tree in memory of a loved one is a gift that will grow over time and provide a living memorial for you to visit and remember your friend or relative. If the loved one was crema

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2019

How to Help a Grieving Friend or Relative

When someone close to you experiences a loss, you naturally want to support that person and let him or her know that you care, but it can be difficult to know what to say or what to do. T

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2019

Watch Out for Death-Related Scams

Research shows that vulnerability to a scam is highest in the three years after a major stress, such as a death in the family. After losing a loved one, survivors can be emotionally vulne

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2018

Handling Difficult Anniversaries After a Death

After the loss of a loved one, feelings of loss can reemerge on the anniversary of your loved one’s death or other special days throughout the year, such as birthdays, holidays, or weddin

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2015

Coping with the Anniversary of a Loved One’s Death

Grief is a journey that may lead us back again and again to feelings of loss, especially during special milestones, such as the anniversary of a loved one’s death. These feelings, often referr

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2013

Featured FAQ: Now that the funeral is over, what else do I need to address?

There are some important things that need to be done once the funeral is over and friends and relatives have left. Keep in mind that your funeral director is a great resource for you even after the f

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