Recently several clients and some dear friends have come to me struggling with the deaths of loved ones.Death is often a topic each of us would like to avoid - like a dirty, little secret that if we just ignore it long enough, maybe it will go away.Gratefully, I have an easy relationship with death.
"How do I explain this to my kids?" I find that many parents do not know how to talk to kids about death. I worked in bereavement care at a funeral home for fourteen years caring for children and their families when death occurred.While my major focus was on people, I often received phone
Cremation has been on a rise since the price of burial and full funeral has been rising for the past few decades. Now instead of spending upwards of $4000 dollars people are looking to cremation as their way after life. It is a much cheaper and available option. There are many benefits of a crematio
When planning a funeral either for yourself or for a loved one, there are many factors you need to weigh and consider. Perhaps the most important decision you will make in this difficult time is which funeral provider to use. Your funeral provider will be responsible in large part for the ceremony a
The pain of losing a child is incomprehensible. Once the shock and disbelief sets in one of the first things that happens is you ask yourself questions. Why? How? What is going on? Am I going crazy? All sorts of questions appear in your mind and come out of your mouth.
The holidays can be a stressful time for everyone. When you have lost a loved one, the holidays can be filled with mixed emotions of joy and sorrow. After the loss of my mother, the first Thanksgiving and Christmas were filled with a sense of displacement.
Finding strategies for coping with death and dealing with funeral arrangements is a very proactive way to take your mind off of your loss. Most people, however, do not feel like doing anything. The numbness and pain of mourning can leave many individuals feeling drained.
When someone close to us dies, there is a great deal of deep sadness and perhaps even utter devastation over the loss of the person we love. In spite of these raw feelings of grief, there are many arrangements that must be made in a rather short period of time. Most often we are in need of some guid
Many mortuaries are opting to automate many of the day to day tasks associated with this type of business. One task in particular is in the production of funeral programs. Mortuary software has come a long way since its inception.
There are many overwhelming aspects to handle when a loved one passes away. One of the biggest tasks you'll face right off the bat is planning the cremation service, if your loved one made it clear that they wanted their remains cremated upon their death. It may seem like an overwhelming amount
When a loved on passes away it can leave you with a broken heart. The last thing that a person needs when arranging cremation service for a loved one is running into a hassle about having the ashes spread or getting caught up in a lot of red tape.
Funeral speeches are not as complicated as most people think. One common misconception about a funeral speech or eulogy is that it must cover the dead person's life history in an objective manner. Another common fallacy about a eulogy is that it should cater to all the people who are present at
The loss of a loved one is a painful to anyone that experienced it. But when you are given a chance to write a funeral eulogy for that departed loved one, may he be a friend a lover or a relative, don't back down, do not ever decline, this task on writing a funeral eulogy is a privilege, a hono
Cremation is increasing in popularity as an option for end of life. One of the benefits of cremation is that it offers several options for preservation of the ashes. This article offers several suggestions for cremation keepsakes.
If you don't offer video tributes as part of your funeral home services, you may have to deal with your client family's exasperation with the outside production house that is apparently going to miss the deadline. Save yourself the headaches and look into funeral software!
Caring for a loved one who is terminally ill is difficult. More than just being time consuming, it's mentally and emotionally draining too. Hospice services are a positive option for those who want to ensure the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of people they love most.
Today people do not want to thinking about passing on or losing any of their loved ones. However there will always be a day that you will need to say goodbye to someone you love because of illness, an accident or simply the aging process. When you need to do this, you will also need to consider the
Spring is a time that often marks change in people's lives. Whether it's moving house, a new baby or a career progression or change, these significant life changes can be an ideal opportunity to write or review a will.
Funeral webcasting is cutting edge technology which allows client families, in a private and secure manner, to view a memorial service over the internet. The mourner can view the memorial live as it is happening or delayed. If the service is being held at a time that conflicts with other obligations
Death is inevitable. It's a reality in life and something that should not be feared by people. It's just that we don't know when it will happen.