Considering Options After Cremation

When you lost a loved one and opted for cremation, you’ll likely have a small ceremony for close friends and family. Next, you’ll need to decide what to do with the remains. Although this is an emotionally trying task, choosing to do something with the ashes can be an important and therapeutic part of finding […]

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Cultural Approaches to Death

When we lose a loved one, often our religious or cultural beliefs come into play as we move through the grief process. Often, our cultural concepts of life after death and our traditions and rites provide a layer of comfort. Here are some of the concepts about death held by people around the world. Heaven […]

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Stages of Grief

Everyone processes grief in their own way. Professionals have, however, identified five distinct stages of grief that people all go through, even though each experience is unique. The stages may be experienced in any order and the length and depth of each stage varies widely from one person to the next, based on a virtually […]

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Talking to Children About Death

When a child has a relative that is near to death or has passed, it is important to engage them in a conversation in order to help allay any fears and also to help them find some level of peace and understanding. Every child is different, due to age and a wide array of other […]

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