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Celebrating a Life: Blog

    Wednesday, 13 April, 2016

    In recent years, we’ve experienced more American families choosing cremation as a final wish. It’s projected by the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) that in 2030, 71% of those who die will be cremated.

    As the number of cremations...

    December 29, 2016

    How to Focus On the Positive in The New Year

    For many, New Years is a time to gather and celebrate with family and friends. However, welcoming the new year can be a difficult experience for those who have recently lost a loved one. 

    You can ease your experience and get back on track by...

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    December 1, 2016

    Holiday Grieving: 12 Activities to Ease the Pain

    In the years following a loss, holiday plans may change and traditions may shift, causing emotional stress. To help ease your experience, you can plan a few activities ahead of time.

    Creating new traditions can be difficult. Yet, reminding yourself...

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    September 22, 2016

    Grief Hurts: Understanding and Coping With the Pain

    The pain of losing a loved one can be a very profound experience. No two people cope with grief the same and there is no right or wrong way to feel. In fact, you may experience grief differently each time you experience a loss. Even children and...

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    September 8, 2016

    5 Books to Turn to For Support While Grieving

    We all grieve in different ways, but one thing is certain: it’s possible for the heartache to overtake our lives and make essential tasks seem impossible. While duties that once seemed simple may take a toll on us both physically and emotionally...

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    August 18, 2016

    How to Write a Meaningful Obituary

    While there are elements of an obituary that people expect to see, such as funeral arrangements and possible memorial donation requests, there are certain characteristics that can make an obituary more meaningful.

    Honor your loved one by telling a...

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    June 1, 2016

    How To Write and Deliver a Great Eulogy

    Were you chosen to deliver the eulogy for a dear friend or family member? If so, this is a great opportunity to honor someone who was close to you.

    The eulogy is part of the funeral or memorial where people share in their grief and reflect on the...

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    January 20, 2016

    Why Funeral Preplanning Eases the Grieving Process

    Grieving for a loved one is a process that every individual handles in his or her own way. But, for all, the funeral or memorial service is a critical phase in the grieving process. The entire funeral process allows your family to gain acceptance...

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    December 22, 2015

    3 Grief Support Resources in Northeast Ohio

    Grief support offers help and assistance for those who need extra comforting during difficult times like holidays, anniversaries and birthdays. Grief support centers help with the transition after a loved one passes, and many organizations in...

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    December 15, 2015

    How to Cope With Grief During the Holidays

    A Letter from Mark and Jim Busch

    Dear friend,

    Every year, we find ourselves counting down the days until the holiday season. While most of us normally view the season as merry and bright, you may not feel that way if you recently experienced a loss...

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    December 10, 2015

    6 Thoughtful Gift Ideas for Grieving Loved Ones

     The age old saying, “It’s the thought that counts,” is especially true when giving gifts to grieving loved ones during the holidays. Unfortunately, there is no gift big enough to take away someone’s grief or bring back a loved one. It may seem like...

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