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What to Wear to a Funeral
What to Wear
What To Wear To A Funeral: Expert Tips for Men and Women (2019 Edition)

Introduction Are you wondering what to wear to a funeral? Years ago, the answer was easy: black. A black suit or a black dress were expected. Anything else was considered disrespectful. Today, the rules have changed. Black is no longer a necessity, though it’s still…

Tips On What to Write In A Funeral Guest Book
Ways to Support
Funeral Guest Book: 4 Tips On What To Write (2019 Edition)

Memories, prayers and thoughts for the family are on the top of your mind as you attend the funeral of a friend or someone you shared a connection with. Writing in a funeral guest book is often an expectation, so it does help to be…

Tips On What to Write In A Funeral Guest Book
Ways to Support
Funeral Guest Book: 4 Tips On What To Write (2019 Edition)

Memories, prayers and thoughts for the family are on the top of your mind as you attend the funeral of a friend or someone you shared a connection with. Writing in a funeral guest book is often an expectation, so it does help to be…

How Can you Make Sure Everyone Actually Knows that Someone has Passed Away?
Funeral Alternatives
Condolences Text Messages: Can I Really Text Someone About a Death?

Condolences Text Messages: Can I Really Text Someone About a Death? Can I really text someone about a death? The most pedestrian idea on death simply says, live each day as it comes. However, it’s rarely as easy. We don’t know when it may hit…

Attending a funeral
Etiquette
Attending A Funeral: 5 Answers To Your Top Questions (2019 Edition)

“I’m not really here to keep you from freaking out. I’m here to be with you while you freak out, or grieve or laugh or suffer or sing, it is a ministry of presence. It is showing up with a loving heart.” – Kate Braestrup…

What To Say To Someone Who Lost A Loved One
What to Say
What To Say To Someone Who Lost A Loved One

Finding The Right Words To Support Someone Grieving I still find myself at a loss for words when faced with a grieving friend or family member. It seems like any words I could possibly offer sound empty and contrived. We have so many standard phrases…

What to Wear to a Funeral
What to Wear
What To Wear To A Funeral: Expert Tips for Men and Women (2019 Edition)

Introduction Are you wondering what to wear to a funeral? Years ago, the answer was easy: black. A black suit or a black dress were expected. Anything else was considered disrespectful. Today, the rules have changed. Black is no longer a necessity, though it’s still…

Attending a funeral
Etiquette
Attending A Funeral: 5 Answers To Your Top Questions (2019 Edition)

“I’m not really here to keep you from freaking out. I’m here to be with you while you freak out, or grieve or laugh or suffer or sing, it is a ministry of presence. It is showing up with a loving heart.” – Kate Braestrup…

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Celebration of Life
Funeral Insurance
Celebration Of Life – 20 Of The Best Ideas (2019 Edition)

“Life is what you celebrate. All of it. Even it’s end.” – Joann Harris Introduction I think most people want to be celebrated at the end of life instead of mourned. It makes sense. By the end, we’ve hopefully survived challenges, overcome obstacles, loved fiercely,…

How to Write an Obituary
Funeral Services
How To Write An Obituary – 6 Things You Need To Include (2019 Edition)

Introduction Writing an obituary can be a daunting process, especially after an unexpected loss of a close loved one. But even when a death is expected, it’s not an easy task. A funeral may be an intimate gathering (even the large ones), it’s usually a…

How to Write an Obituary
Funeral Services
How To Write An Obituary – 6 Things You Need To Include (2019 Edition)

Introduction Writing an obituary can be a daunting process, especially after an unexpected loss of a close loved one. But even when a death is expected, it’s not an easy task. A funeral may be an intimate gathering (even the large ones), it’s usually a…

Why Is The Cost Of Cremation Lower Than The Cost Of Burial?
Funeral Alternatives
Cremation vs Burial: What Are The Average Costs? (2019 Edition)

More and more people in the United States are choosing cremation vs burial because of the affordability cremations provide. According to the Cremation Resource Council, the average cost of cremation is $1,100. Comparatively, the average cost of burial with a funeral is approximately $11,000. Suggested Read: 5 Reasons To Pre-Plan Your Funeral…

Celebration of Life
Funeral Insurance
Celebration Of Life – 20 Of The Best Ideas (2019 Edition)

“Life is what you celebrate. All of it. Even it’s end.” – Joann Harris Introduction I think most people want to be celebrated at the end of life instead of mourned. It makes sense. By the end, we’ve hopefully survived challenges, overcome obstacles, loved fiercely,…

5 Stages Of Grief
How To Cope
5 Stages Of Grief – Why Everyone Grieves Differently (2019 Edition)

Introduction This was a difficult summer – 4 deaths in 12 weeks. The ages of the deceased ranged from 26 to 72, and I noticed I felt differently about each passing. That’s the crazy thing about grief; it is as individual and unique as the…

Why Is The Cost Of Cremation Lower Than The Cost Of Burial?
Funeral Alternatives
Cremation vs Burial: What Are The Average Costs? (2019 Edition)

More and more people in the United States are choosing cremation vs burial because of the affordability cremations provide. According to the Cremation Resource Council, the average cost of cremation is $1,100. Comparatively, the average cost of burial with a funeral is approximately $11,000. Suggested Read: 5 Reasons To Pre-Plan Your Funeral…

How Can you Make Sure Everyone Actually Knows that Someone has Passed Away?
Funeral Alternatives
Condolences Text Messages: Can I Really Text Someone About a Death?

Condolences Text Messages: Can I Really Text Someone About a Death? Can I really text someone about a death? The most pedestrian idea on death simply says, live each day as it comes. However, it’s rarely as easy. We don’t know when it may hit…

Celebration of Life
Funeral Insurance
Celebration Of Life – 20 Of The Best Ideas (2019 Edition)

“Life is what you celebrate. All of it. Even it’s end.” – Joann Harris Introduction I think most people want to be celebrated at the end of life instead of mourned. It makes sense. By the end, we’ve hopefully survived challenges, overcome obstacles, loved fiercely,…

5 Stages Of Grief
How To Cope
5 Stages Of Grief – Why Everyone Grieves Differently (2019 Edition)

Introduction This was a difficult summer – 4 deaths in 12 weeks. The ages of the deceased ranged from 26 to 72, and I noticed I felt differently about each passing. That’s the crazy thing about grief; it is as individual and unique as the…

Celebration of Life
Funeral Insurance
Celebration Of Life – 20 Of The Best Ideas (2019 Edition)

“Life is what you celebrate. All of it. Even it’s end.” – Joann Harris Introduction I think most people want to be celebrated at the end of life instead of mourned. It makes sense. By the end, we’ve hopefully survived challenges, overcome obstacles, loved fiercely,…

Alternatives to Traditional Funerals
Funeral Alternatives
Funeral Alternatives: 4 Out Of This World Ideas (2019 Edition)

We often over plan our entire lives. It’s not uncommon to also plan for funerals or how we want memories of our loved ones to continue. Forget about cremation or even donating your body to science. These days, for families that want to forgo the…

Celebration of Life
Funeral Insurance
Celebration Of Life – 20 Of The Best Ideas (2019 Edition)

“Life is what you celebrate. All of it. Even it’s end.” – Joann Harris Introduction I think most people want to be celebrated at the end of life instead of mourned. It makes sense. By the end, we’ve hopefully survived challenges, overcome obstacles, loved fiercely,…

5 Stages Of Grief
How To Cope
5 Stages Of Grief – Why Everyone Grieves Differently (2019 Edition)

Introduction This was a difficult summer – 4 deaths in 12 weeks. The ages of the deceased ranged from 26 to 72, and I noticed I felt differently about each passing. That’s the crazy thing about grief; it is as individual and unique as the…

Special Keepsakes To Remember Your Pets
Pet
Special Keepsakes To Remember Your Pets

Special Keepsakes To Remember Your Pets “When I look into the eyes of an animal, I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul.” – Anthony Douglas Williams I remember leaving the vet’s office after…

7 Options For Pets After They Die
Pet
7 Options For Pets After They Die

I was around eight years old when I moved into a new family home. As I explored the property, I came across the grave of the previous owners’ beloved family dog. There was a simple stone marker engraved with the pet’s name and birth and…

5 Stages Of Grief
How To Cope
5 Stages Of Grief – Why Everyone Grieves Differently (2019 Edition)

Introduction This was a difficult summer – 4 deaths in 12 weeks. The ages of the deceased ranged from 26 to 72, and I noticed I felt differently about each passing. That’s the crazy thing about grief; it is as individual and unique as the…

3 Breathing Techniques to Help You Cope During Vulnerable Times
Children and Teens
Relaxation Breathing — 3 Tips to Help You Cope During Vulnerable Times

Relaxation Breathing Can Help You Find Calm in the Midst of the Storm How often do you really pay attention to your breath? If you did, you might be surprised at the story it tells you. Sometimes I catch myself holding my breath when I’m…

5 Stages Of Grief
How To Cope
5 Stages Of Grief – Why Everyone Grieves Differently (2019 Edition)

Introduction This was a difficult summer – 4 deaths in 12 weeks. The ages of the deceased ranged from 26 to 72, and I noticed I felt differently about each passing. That’s the crazy thing about grief; it is as individual and unique as the…

3 Breathing Techniques to Help You Cope During Vulnerable Times
Children and Teens
Relaxation Breathing — 3 Tips to Help You Cope During Vulnerable Times

Relaxation Breathing Can Help You Find Calm in the Midst of the Storm How often do you really pay attention to your breath? If you did, you might be surprised at the story it tells you. Sometimes I catch myself holding my breath when I’m…

Celebration of Life
Funeral Insurance
Celebration Of Life – 20 Of The Best Ideas (2019 Edition)

“Life is what you celebrate. All of it. Even it’s end.” – Joann Harris Introduction I think most people want to be celebrated at the end of life instead of mourned. It makes sense. By the end, we’ve hopefully survived challenges, overcome obstacles, loved fiercely,…

5 Stages Of Grief
How To Cope
5 Stages Of Grief – Why Everyone Grieves Differently (2019 Edition)

Introduction This was a difficult summer – 4 deaths in 12 weeks. The ages of the deceased ranged from 26 to 72, and I noticed I felt differently about each passing. That’s the crazy thing about grief; it is as individual and unique as the…

How To Cope
Rainbow Baby — Grieving A Loss While Celebrating New Life

Rainbow Baby — Grieving A Loss While Celebrating New Life A rainbow baby is a name coined for a healthy baby born after losing a baby due to miscarriage, infant loss, stillbirth, or neonatal death. The name “rainbow baby” comes from the idea of a…

I Miss Someone I've Never Met
How To Cope
I Miss Someone I’ve Never Met

“The friends I have never met. My Friends online. It’s strange to have a friend that you have never hugged, shook their hand or looked into their eyes. But you have been touched by their soul, seen the good in their heart and felt the…

Celebration of Life
Funeral Insurance
Celebration Of Life – 20 Of The Best Ideas (2019 Edition)

“Life is what you celebrate. All of it. Even it’s end.” – Joann Harris Introduction I think most people want to be celebrated at the end of life instead of mourned. It makes sense. By the end, we’ve hopefully survived challenges, overcome obstacles, loved fiercely,…

5 Stages Of Grief
How To Cope
5 Stages Of Grief – Why Everyone Grieves Differently (2019 Edition)

Introduction This was a difficult summer – 4 deaths in 12 weeks. The ages of the deceased ranged from 26 to 72, and I noticed I felt differently about each passing. That’s the crazy thing about grief; it is as individual and unique as the…

3 Breathing Techniques to Help You Cope During Vulnerable Times
Children and Teens
Relaxation Breathing — 3 Tips to Help You Cope During Vulnerable Times

Relaxation Breathing Can Help You Find Calm in the Midst of the Storm How often do you really pay attention to your breath? If you did, you might be surprised at the story it tells you. Sometimes I catch myself holding my breath when I’m…

Can Yoga Help You Heal Emotionally
Children and Teens
Can Yoga Help You Heal Emotionally?

Can Yoga Help You Heal Emotionally? “The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well.” – Hippocrates Childhood Resilience and Suppression Throughout my career in education, I’ve seen a lot of children who have suffered through unimaginable circumstances. Lately,…

Celebration of Life
Funeral Insurance
Celebration Of Life – 20 Of The Best Ideas (2019 Edition)

“Life is what you celebrate. All of it. Even it’s end.” – Joann Harris Introduction I think most people want to be celebrated at the end of life instead of mourned. It makes sense. By the end, we’ve hopefully survived challenges, overcome obstacles, loved fiercely,…

5 Stages Of Grief
How To Cope
5 Stages Of Grief – Why Everyone Grieves Differently (2019 Edition)

Introduction This was a difficult summer – 4 deaths in 12 weeks. The ages of the deceased ranged from 26 to 72, and I noticed I felt differently about each passing. That’s the crazy thing about grief; it is as individual and unique as the…

Special Keepsakes To Remember Your Pets
Pet
Special Keepsakes To Remember Your Pets

Special Keepsakes To Remember Your Pets “When I look into the eyes of an animal, I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul.” – Anthony Douglas Williams I remember leaving the vet’s office after…

7 Options For Pets After They Die
Pet
7 Options For Pets After They Die

I was around eight years old when I moved into a new family home. As I explored the property, I came across the grave of the previous owners’ beloved family dog. There was a simple stone marker engraved with the pet’s name and birth and…

Life Celebrations

Celebration of Life
Funeral Insurance
Celebration Of Life – 20 Of The Best Ideas (2019 Edition)

“Life is what you celebrate. All of it. Even it’s end.” – Joann Harris Introduction I think most people want to be celebrated at the end of life instead of mourned. It makes sense. By the end, we’ve hopefully survived challenges, overcome obstacles, loved fiercely,…

Your Legacy Is More Than Your Bank Account
Funeral Insurance
Your Legacy Is More Than Your Bank Account

The Brevity of Life I was in Northern Michigan visiting friends a few weeks ago when I noticed the local obituaries flashing across the TV screen. I paused and watched. There was the errant young person who had passed; however, the notices were filled with…

Celebration of Life
Funeral Insurance
Celebration Of Life – 20 Of The Best Ideas (2019 Edition)

“Life is what you celebrate. All of it. Even it’s end.” – Joann Harris Introduction I think most people want to be celebrated at the end of life instead of mourned. It makes sense. By the end, we’ve hopefully survived challenges, overcome obstacles, loved fiercely,…

Your Legacy Is More Than Your Bank Account
Funeral Insurance
Your Legacy Is More Than Your Bank Account

The Brevity of Life I was in Northern Michigan visiting friends a few weeks ago when I noticed the local obituaries flashing across the TV screen. I paused and watched. There was the errant young person who had passed; however, the notices were filled with…

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