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2018

Featured FAQ: How Do I Start the Conversation About Advance Funeral Planning with My Elderly Relatives?

Discussing end-of-life plans with your elderly parents or relatives can be difficult, especially if you don’t even know how to broach the subject. But helping your elderly relatives pre-p

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2018

Lessons in Grief from the Animal Kingdom

Many animals are social creatures and like humans they create close bonds with others. We can’t know for sure what an animal thinks and feels, but many animals appear to experience grief

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2017

Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, Pens Book Offering Tips on Coping with Grief

Two years after the sudden loss of her beloved husband, Facebook COO and Lean In Author Sheryl Sandberg candidly shares the journey through her grief in a new book co-authored wi

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2017

Visitations Are Not What They Used to Be: The Healing Impact of Attending Calling Hours

Traditionally, a visitation was directed by religious rituals which involved two days of calling hours prior to the funeral service with an open casket to view the deceased. Today’s visitations a

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2017

Featured FAQ: How Do I Choose Readings for a Funeral?

Readings at a funeral are meant to bring comfort to the mourners and help loved ones cope with the reality of death, while celebrating the life of the deceased and capturing his or her unique

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2017

Featured FAQ: What Do I Need to Know About Body Donation or Anatomical Gifts?

An anatomical gift, which is sometimes referred to colloquially as a body donation, is a generous contribution that can save lives and train the next generation of medical professionals. One’s

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2016

Featured FAQ: How Do I Choose Music for a Funeral?

Music is a powerful vehicle for expressing emotion, setting a mood and bringing people together – and choosing the right music for a funeral or memorial can make the service tremendously perso

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2016

Featured FAQ: How Do I Choose a Funeral Home?

While it may be convenient to choose a funeral home based on the fact that it is nearby or it comes recommended by someone you know, contacting your local funeral homes, visiting their facilit

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2016

Featured FAQ: How Much Do Funerals Cost?

No two funerals are exactly alike as they reflect the life of the individual being memorialized. Ultimately, the cost of a funeral depends on what services and merchandise are chosen in a

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2016

Featured FAQ: What is the Value of a Funeral?

The most important meaning of a funeral is honoring the life of a loved one and providing a safe and supportive venue for family and friends to express their grief and offer support to on

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