How Do I Talk To My Family About Pre-planning?
How Do I Talk To My Family About Pre-planning? Before sitting down with family to discuss pre-planning your funeral, it’s important to have a plan in mind. This way, you will be able to answer any questions your loved ones pose. The idea of pre-planning…
Love Letters From The Grave
There are times in life when love fills our entire being. You look at your loved one and a sense of bliss and adoration overwhelms the senses. There’s a way to capture these beautiful moments: write love letters. It’s the perfect time to capture your…
I Want To Talk To My Family About Pre-planning My Funeral
“A real conversation always contains an invitation. You are inviting another person to reveal herself or himself to you, to tell you who they are or what they want.” – David Whyte I Want To Talk To My Family About Pre-planning My Funeral I imagine…
Why Planning A Funeral While Young And Healthy Is Smart Thinking
Planning For Our Future What is the one piece of advice we give to young people in their twenties? Start planning for retirement. We encourage planning for what seems like a far-off event, yet planning for a funeral doesn’t even cross our minds. Most people…
How Do You Want To Be Celebrated?
The Shift Towards A More Personal End-Of-Life Celebration How do you want to be celebrated? I posed this question to family and friends, and their answers surprised me. Nobody I talked to desires a traditional funeral. I think there is a shift taking place in…
Encourage Family Unity By Pre-Planning Your Estate
“Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” – Mattie Stepanek Too often death tears families apart. Money and especially possessions are often the root cause. Dissension can start as soon as the executor of the estate is appointed….
Prepare For A Good End Of Life. By Judy MacDonald Johnston
How To Prepare For A Good End Of Life What is a good end of life? Is there a way to die well? How do we increase our chances of dying well? Judy MacDonald Johnston addresses these three weighty questions in a 2013 TED talk….
I Changed My Mom’s Pre-planned Funeral–Is That Okay?
I Changed My Mom’s Pre-planned Funeral–Is That Okay? The Dilemma My mom pre-planned her funeral, but I want to change some of the components. For example, I’d like to change a couple of songs, the food, and add a eulogy. When a parent passes, we…
The Gift Of Pre-Planning For Your Family
Who are you really pre-planning for? The passing of a loved one is an extremely difficult time. In addition to feelings of sadness, confusion, shock or disbelief, family members need to make the funeral arrangements almost immediately. Unfortunately, this can lead to hastily-made decisions, financial…
5 Reasons To Pre-Plan Your Funeral
“Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.” – Allen Saunders One thing is certain–none of us know what the future holds. I have several friends who unexpectedly lost their spouses at an early age. They faced planning a funeral while…
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