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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…

4 tips on what to write in a funeral guest book
Ways to Support
Funeral Guest Book: 4 Tips On What To Write (2020 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…

4 tips on what to write in a funeral guest book
Ways to Support
Funeral Guest Book: 4 Tips On What To Write (2020 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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“Ashes to ashes. Dust to dust. We are nothing, but dust and to dust we shall return. Amen.” - Alexander Anderson
Funeral Alternatives
Green Burial: 6 Options To Have an Eco-Friendly End Of Life

“Ashes to ashes. Dust to dust. We are nothing, but dust and to dust we shall return. Amen.” – Alexander Anderson Click to Tweet This Introduction The general demand for eco-friendly options has grown exponentially over the past few decades and brands have responded by…

5 Ways to Honor Your Loved One Without a Funeral
Children and Teens
Saying Goodbye: 9 Ways to Honor Your Loved One Without a Funeral

“Goodbyes are not forever, are not the end; it simply means I’ll miss you until we meet again.” -Unknown (Click to Tweet this) Introduction Traditional funeral services offer a gathering place for family and friends to come together to remember, mourn, give and receive comfort,…

8 ways to participate in funeral services
Funeral Services
Should Children Attend Funerals? 8 Ways You Can Include Them

Introduction Should children attend funerals? Parents and caregivers often wonder if it is appropriate to include their children in the services following the death of a loved one. If you are wondering about this, you may think that funeral services are for only meant for…

“A funeral is not a day in a lifetime; it’s a lifetime in a day”. – Anonymous
Funeral Services
How To Plan A Funeral: Checklist & Worklist Included (2020 Edition)

“A funeral is not a day in a lifetime; it’s a lifetime in a day”. – Anonymous (Click to Tweet This) Introduction Planning a funeral can be overwhelming and one of the most daunting obligations a person can have. Not only can it be intimidating…

“Ashes to ashes. Dust to dust. We are nothing, but dust and to dust we shall return. Amen.” - Alexander Anderson
Funeral Alternatives
Green Burial: 6 Options To Have an Eco-Friendly End Of Life

“Ashes to ashes. Dust to dust. We are nothing, but dust and to dust we shall return. Amen.” – Alexander Anderson Click to Tweet This Introduction The general demand for eco-friendly options has grown exponentially over the past few decades and brands have responded by…

5 Ways to Honor Your Loved One Without a Funeral
Children and Teens
Saying Goodbye: 9 Ways to Honor Your Loved One Without a Funeral

“Goodbyes are not forever, are not the end; it simply means I’ll miss you until we meet again.” -Unknown (Click to Tweet this) Introduction Traditional funeral services offer a gathering place for family and friends to come together to remember, mourn, give and receive comfort,…

“Ashes to ashes. Dust to dust. We are nothing, but dust and to dust we shall return. Amen.” - Alexander Anderson
Funeral Alternatives
Green Burial: 6 Options To Have an Eco-Friendly End Of Life

“Ashes to ashes. Dust to dust. We are nothing, but dust and to dust we shall return. Amen.” – Alexander Anderson Click to Tweet This Introduction The general demand for eco-friendly options has grown exponentially over the past few decades and brands have responded by…

5 Ways to Honor Your Loved One Without a Funeral
Children and Teens
Saying Goodbye: 9 Ways to Honor Your Loved One Without a Funeral

“Goodbyes are not forever, are not the end; it simply means I’ll miss you until we meet again.” -Unknown (Click to Tweet this) Introduction Traditional funeral services offer a gathering place for family and friends to come together to remember, mourn, give and receive comfort,…

“Ashes to ashes. Dust to dust. We are nothing, but dust and to dust we shall return. Amen.” - Alexander Anderson
Funeral Alternatives
Green Burial: 6 Options To Have an Eco-Friendly End Of Life

“Ashes to ashes. Dust to dust. We are nothing, but dust and to dust we shall return. Amen.” – Alexander Anderson Click to Tweet This Introduction The general demand for eco-friendly options has grown exponentially over the past few decades and brands have responded by…

5 Ways to Honor Your Loved One Without a Funeral
Children and Teens
Saying Goodbye: 9 Ways to Honor Your Loved One Without a Funeral

“Goodbyes are not forever, are not the end; it simply means I’ll miss you until we meet again.” -Unknown (Click to Tweet this) Introduction Traditional funeral services offer a gathering place for family and friends to come together to remember, mourn, give and receive comfort,…

“Death is not anyone’s favorite topic.” Jill Carbone
Funeral Insurance
Funeral Insurance: The Why, When, & How To Plan Ahead (2019 Edition)

“Death is not anyone’s favorite topic…” Introduction My dad lives in northern Minnesota. The summer season is exceptionally short, and the cold is already settling in like a dense, heavy fog even though it is only October. Last summer, my father lost his beloved wife,…

“Never was so much owed by so many to so few.” - Winston Churchill
Funeral Insurance
The Ultimate Guide To Veterans Burial Benefits (2019 Edition)

“Never was so much owed by so many to so few.” – Winston Churchill Intro If you are a Veteran or have a Veteran in your family, it’s important that you understand Veterans burial benefits. This post will provide an in-depth guide into veterans’ burial…

“Ashes to ashes. Dust to dust. We are nothing, but dust and to dust we shall return. Amen.” - Alexander Anderson
Funeral Alternatives
Green Burial: 6 Options To Have an Eco-Friendly End Of Life

“Ashes to ashes. Dust to dust. We are nothing, but dust and to dust we shall return. Amen.” – Alexander Anderson Click to Tweet This Introduction The general demand for eco-friendly options has grown exponentially over the past few decades and brands have responded by…

5 Ways to Honor Your Loved One Without a Funeral
Children and Teens
Saying Goodbye: 9 Ways to Honor Your Loved One Without a Funeral

“Goodbyes are not forever, are not the end; it simply means I’ll miss you until we meet again.” -Unknown (Click to Tweet this) Introduction Traditional funeral services offer a gathering place for family and friends to come together to remember, mourn, give and receive comfort,…

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened. ” – Anatole France
Pet
Pet Cremation: Practical First Steps & Memorial Ideas (2019 Edition)

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened. ” – Anatole France (Click to Tweet This) Introduction I’ve noticed my little Shih Tzu is failing. She hides under my bed or stays outside in the rain. When I call for…

5 Ways to Honor Your Loved One Without a Funeral
Children and Teens
Saying Goodbye: 9 Ways to Honor Your Loved One Without a Funeral

“Goodbyes are not forever, are not the end; it simply means I’ll miss you until we meet again.” -Unknown (Click to Tweet this) Introduction Traditional funeral services offer a gathering place for family and friends to come together to remember, mourn, give and receive comfort,…

“Guilt isn’t always a rational thing… Guilt is a weight that will crush you whether you deserve it or not.” - Maureen Johnson
How To Cope
Survivor’s Guilt: 12 Ways to Cope with Grief After Trauma

“Guilt isn’t always a rational thing… Guilt is a weight that will crush you whether you deserve it or not.” – Maureen Johnson (Click to Tweet This) Introduction When I think of survivor’s guilt, an image of an angry and despondent Lieutenant Dan from Forrest…

5 Ways to Honor Your Loved One Without a Funeral
Children and Teens
Saying Goodbye: 9 Ways to Honor Your Loved One Without a Funeral

“Goodbyes are not forever, are not the end; it simply means I’ll miss you until we meet again.” -Unknown (Click to Tweet this) Introduction Traditional funeral services offer a gathering place for family and friends to come together to remember, mourn, give and receive comfort,…

“Guilt isn’t always a rational thing… Guilt is a weight that will crush you whether you deserve it or not.” - Maureen Johnson
How To Cope
Survivor’s Guilt: 12 Ways to Cope with Grief After Trauma

“Guilt isn’t always a rational thing… Guilt is a weight that will crush you whether you deserve it or not.” – Maureen Johnson (Click to Tweet This) Introduction When I think of survivor’s guilt, an image of an angry and despondent Lieutenant Dan from Forrest…

“Ashes to ashes. Dust to dust. We are nothing, but dust and to dust we shall return. Amen.” - Alexander Anderson
Funeral Alternatives
Green Burial: 6 Options To Have an Eco-Friendly End Of Life

“Ashes to ashes. Dust to dust. We are nothing, but dust and to dust we shall return. Amen.” – Alexander Anderson Click to Tweet This Introduction The general demand for eco-friendly options has grown exponentially over the past few decades and brands have responded by…

5 Ways to Honor Your Loved One Without a Funeral
Children and Teens
Saying Goodbye: 9 Ways to Honor Your Loved One Without a Funeral

“Goodbyes are not forever, are not the end; it simply means I’ll miss you until we meet again.” -Unknown (Click to Tweet this) Introduction Traditional funeral services offer a gathering place for family and friends to come together to remember, mourn, give and receive comfort,…

Children and Teens
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…

“Ashes to ashes. Dust to dust. We are nothing, but dust and to dust we shall return. Amen.” - Alexander Anderson
Funeral Alternatives
Green Burial: 6 Options To Have an Eco-Friendly End Of Life

“Ashes to ashes. Dust to dust. We are nothing, but dust and to dust we shall return. Amen.” – Alexander Anderson Click to Tweet This Introduction The general demand for eco-friendly options has grown exponentially over the past few decades and brands have responded by…

5 Ways to Honor Your Loved One Without a Funeral
Children and Teens
Saying Goodbye: 9 Ways to Honor Your Loved One Without a Funeral

“Goodbyes are not forever, are not the end; it simply means I’ll miss you until we meet again.” -Unknown (Click to Tweet this) Introduction Traditional funeral services offer a gathering place for family and friends to come together to remember, mourn, give and receive comfort,…

5 Ways to Honor Your Loved One Without a Funeral
Children and Teens
Saying Goodbye: 9 Ways to Honor Your Loved One Without a Funeral

“Goodbyes are not forever, are not the end; it simply means I’ll miss you until we meet again.” -Unknown (Click to Tweet this) Introduction Traditional funeral services offer a gathering place for family and friends to come together to remember, mourn, give and receive comfort,…

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…

“Ashes to ashes. Dust to dust. We are nothing, but dust and to dust we shall return. Amen.” - Alexander Anderson
Funeral Alternatives
Green Burial: 6 Options To Have an Eco-Friendly End Of Life

“Ashes to ashes. Dust to dust. We are nothing, but dust and to dust we shall return. Amen.” – Alexander Anderson Click to Tweet This Introduction The general demand for eco-friendly options has grown exponentially over the past few decades and brands have responded by…

5 Ways to Honor Your Loved One Without a Funeral
Children and Teens
Saying Goodbye: 9 Ways to Honor Your Loved One Without a Funeral

“Goodbyes are not forever, are not the end; it simply means I’ll miss you until we meet again.” -Unknown (Click to Tweet this) Introduction Traditional funeral services offer a gathering place for family and friends to come together to remember, mourn, give and receive comfort,…

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened. ” – Anatole France
Pet
Pet Cremation: Practical First Steps & Memorial Ideas (2019 Edition)

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened. ” – Anatole France (Click to Tweet This) Introduction I’ve noticed my little Shih Tzu is failing. She hides under my bed or stays outside in the rain. When I call for…

Life Celebrations

"If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever. - Winnie the Pooh"
Funeral Alternatives
Cremation Ashes: 11 Of The Best Ideas To Memorialize Your Loved One

“If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever.” – Winnie the Pooh (Click to Tweet this) Introduction While burial was once the most common ritual in the U.S., the times are changing. In…

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

“Life is what you celebrate. All of it. Even its end.” – Joann Harris (Click to Tweet this) 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,…

"If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever. - Winnie the Pooh"
Funeral Alternatives
Cremation Ashes: 11 Of The Best Ideas To Memorialize Your Loved One

“If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever.” – Winnie the Pooh (Click to Tweet this) Introduction While burial was once the most common ritual in the U.S., the times are changing. In…

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

“Life is what you celebrate. All of it. Even its end.” – Joann Harris (Click to Tweet this) 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,…

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