Creative Ways to Honor the Memory of Your Loved One

Creative Ways to Honor the Memory of Your Loved One

Our departed loved ones never truly leave our hearts and minds, whether they passed away just a few weeks or a few decades ago. That’s why many families look for ways to commemorate the deceased in creative, personalized ways. Here are a few of our favorite ways you can keep ...

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What Is Caregiver’s Guilt? Understanding and Overcoming a Common Emotion

What Is Caregiver’s Guilt? Understanding and Overcoming a Common Emotion

Caregivers dedicate a huge amount of selfless time and energy toward attending to their elderly or ill loved ones. When this loved one eventually passes, it is common to experience a variety of emotions, including regret, anger, or even a sense of relief from the burden of caregiving.  Many people ...

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Why Widowers Grieve Differently, and Some Resources to Help

Why Widowers Grieve Differently, and Some Resources to Help

Widowers are vulnerable.  Very vulnerable! In fact, according to research performed by Dr. Justin Denney of Washington State University, widowed men have a 1.6 to 2.0 times the risk of death by suicide, compared to otherwise similar married men, and they’ll do so within two years of their ...

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Healthy Coping Strategies for Grieving Children and Parents

Healthy Coping Strategies for Grieving Children and Parents

Parents with young children dealing with the loss of a loved one face a particularly difficult challenge working through their own grief while simultaneously trying to help their children deal with death and loss. No one is prepared to help their children grieve.

Tips to Talk to Children About Grief

The tips ...

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Personalized Sympathy and Memorial Gifts We Love

Personalized Sympathy and Memorial Gifts We Love

Losing a loved one can be a painful experience. The best way to honor their memory is by celebrating their life and commemorating their achievements. If you are looking for a creative gift to offer your sympathies or remember your loved one, consider a personalized memorial gift. Personalized memorials gifts can offer comfort ...

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Snapchat filters for funerals? Yes, that's really a thing

Snapchat filters for funerals? Yes, that's really a thing

Aaron Robinson/CNET

BY  for CNET, SEPTEMBER 22, 2017

Snapchat geofilters are normally for birthdays and weddings. But people are making them for funerals, too.

A somber mood enveloped Stephenie Buchanan's family after her brother Tarrence's funeral.

Following the service in May, family and friends gathered in a ...

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Illinois Catholic Bishop decrees no Holy Communion, funerals for same-sex couples

Illinois Catholic Bishop decrees no Holy Communion, funerals for same-sex couples

By Susan Hogan for The Washington Post

The bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Springfield, Ill., is calling on priests there to deny Holy Communion and even funeral rites to people in same-sex unions unless they show “some signs of repentance” for their relationships before death.

The decree by Bishop Thomas Paprocki ...

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How to Help a Grieving Friend

How to Help a Grieving Friend

Things to Do When You’re Not Sure What to Do

By Megan Devine for Huffington Post

I’ve been a therapist for more than 10 years. I worked in social services for the decade before that. I knew grief. I knew how to handle it in myself, and how to attend ...

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10 Do's & Don'ts of Condolence Etiquette

10 Do's & Don'ts of Condolence Etiquette

Mourning online can be a difficult line to walk; between the giving and receiving of condolences, there is no universally acceptable or unacceptable way to pay your respects. There are many unspoken rules of social media etiquette and when combined with a topic like death, it becomes nearly impossible to ...

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A Guide to Navigating the Loss of a Child

A Guide to Navigating the Loss of a Child

If you were recently notified of a possible life-threatening complication in your pregnancy or your baby did not survive its first birthday due to a miscarriage, neonatal death, stillbirth or premature birth, you may be asked to make lasting decisions regarding the autopsy, delivery of the child, and method of ...

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