7 Ways to Celebrate Father’s Day without Dad

June 14, 2018 Grief

The first time I experienced the death of a loved one was only a few years ago when my grandfather passed away. It wasn’t sudden by any means, so my family had a little time to come to terms with the idea. I’m a...

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7 Ways to Remember a Loved One this Mother’s Day

May 10, 2018 Grief, Aftercare

Losing a mother can bring unimaginable grief. When I first sat down to write this blog, there was one story I couldn’t get out of my head. The story is about an Iowa mother who lost a prolonged health battle and...

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Youth and Funerals: A New Resource for Families

April 26, 2018 Grief, Featured, Funeral Home Customer Service, Funeral Etiquette

A dear friend of mine recently lost her grandmother. The night she died, the family gathered together to prepare for the next morning’s meeting with their funeral service provider. As they sat around the kitchen...

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Remembering a Loved One on Valentine’s Day

February 08, 2018 Grief, Aftercare

After the glitz and glamour of the major winter holidays, many people forget about the mid-February day dedicated to love and romance. While many resources focus on remembering and honoring loved ones during those...

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Grief During the Holidays: 5 Aftercare Ideas for Funeral Professionals

November 09, 2017 Grief, Aftercare

Our first family Thanksgiving after my grandfather passed away was strange, to say the least. My entire extended family arrived at my aunt’s house, making an effort to be together for my grandma. First, a toilet...

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Why is it Important to Say Goodbye?

August 17, 2017 Grief, Featured

In my lifetime, I have experienced the deaths of two people very close to me. First was my father and second was my daughter.

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Interview: Understanding Grieving Styles for your Funeral Home Aftercare

June 15, 2017 Grief, Aftercare

Among the many roles that funeral directors fill, one of the most important is serving as a compassionate resource for grieving families. By understanding the differing needs of people who have experienced a loss,...

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What Families Need to Know About Planning a Funeral in Advance

April 13, 2017 Grief, Featured, Funeral Home Customer Service

People often feel nervous and hesitant when others bring up death and dying, which can sometimes lead to misunderstandings about death care. While it is important to offer pre-need at your funeral home to better...

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Grieving During the Holidays: Facing your Grief Fears

December 08, 2016 Grief

Lucille made many changes after Duane, her husband of 43 years, died last May. In the midst of her grief, she learned to handle her household finances, decided to remain in her home for a few more years and took a...

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Resources to Help Children Understand Death and Grief

June 21, 2016 Grief

My great grandmother (affectionately called Great Gram) died when I was around three years old. Because I was so young, I don’t have a great recollection of her funeral. What I do remember is my older sister (who was...

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