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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...

    April 13, 2017

    5 Ways Caregivers Can Help Combat Senior Isolation

    There’s a growing problem of social isolation and loneliness in older generations. In fact, the health risks of prolonged social isolation are equivalent to smoking 15 cigarettes a day, according the AARP Foundation.

    Many times, when a loved one...

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    March 30, 2017

    6 Compassionate Conversation Topics for a Funeral or Wake

    If you or someone you know recently experienced the loss of a loved one, it may be difficult to find the right words to say. 

    Those who are grieving find comfort in knowing friends and family care. It’s important to take the time to offer words of...

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    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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