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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 (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…

4 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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“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…

“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…

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…

“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…

“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,…

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…

“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…

“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,…

“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…

“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…

“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,…

“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…

Say A Meaningful Goodbye To Your Pet
Pet
Say A Meaningful Goodbye To Your Pet

The Rainbow Bridge Poem “Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so…

“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 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…

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…

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…

“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…

“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,…

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…

“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…

“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,…

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…

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…

“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…

“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,…

“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…

Say A Meaningful Goodbye To Your Pet
Pet
Say A Meaningful Goodbye To Your Pet

The Rainbow Bridge Poem “Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so…

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 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,…

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 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,…

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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