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Celebrating a Life: Blog

    Monday, 23 October, 2017

    Who has made the greatest impact on your life? Was it your grandma? Maybe your father? Or a partner, a best friend?

    Whoever it may be, have you told them or expressed your gratitude in words? While it may seem tough to find the right words to tell...

    November 29, 2018

    How To Write and Deliver a Meaningful Eulogy

    Being chosen to write a eulogy for a loved one is a great honor. It’s your final gift that you can give to the deceased. But in the midst of grieving, it can be difficult to put your thoughts into words. 

    A eulogy is part of a funeral or memorial...

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    November 8, 2018

    The Importance of Grief Support Groups: Q&A With Cornerstone of Hope

    If you’re experiencing grief following the loss of a loved one, you don’t have to go at it alone. A support group can help.

    In Northeast Ohio, there are many grief support groups offering bereavement care and comfort. Some even offer individual...

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    October 4, 2018

    How to Help a Grieving Child Express Their Feelings

    It’s hard to predict how a child will react to death, especially if it’s his or her first time experiencing loss.

    According to Care Dimensions, suppressed feelings can often resurface in unhealthy ways throughout the various stages of grieving....

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    August 2, 2018

    How to Deal with Grief After a Loss: 3 Steps to Help You Return to Everyday Activities

    Grief can impact all spheres of a person’s life, making it difficult for the bereaved to return to everyday activities.

    Once a social butterfly, you may find yourself cancelling or rescheduling time with loved ones as you work through the stages of...

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    May 24, 2018

    Death in the Digital Age: Why You Need to Think Before You Post on Social Media

    The death of a loved one is one of the hardest events we face in life. Now, imagine coupling that pain with the heartache you’d feel after finding out about a loss on social media instead of from a trusted family member. 

    As new platforms rise in...

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    April 19, 2018

    5 Books to Gift Grieving Children

    Loss is never easy, especially for children. Their comprehension of death is limited, and children are only capable of understanding and coping with death to a certain extent. It’s likely the first time they’re confronting death in their own life,...

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    January 25, 2018

    How to Write An Obituary for a Loved One in Three Steps

    While the responsibility of writing an obituary for a loved one can be overwhelming, it can help you recall fond memories, celebrate their achievements and honor their legacy.

    What’s more, an obituary grants you the opportunity to tell a story and...

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    January 11, 2018

    8 Northeast Ohio Grief Support Groups That Provide Bereavement Care and Comfort

    There’s no linear path or timeline set for grief. While each of us grieves in our own unique way, we can all benefit from expressing our emotions in a safe and comfortable environment together.

    To help individuals and families get the bereavement...

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    January 4, 2018

    4 New Year’s Resolutions for Grievers

    For many of us, the new year means a fresh start. It’s an opportunity to let go of the past and look forward to the future.

    However, welcoming the new year can be a difficult experience for those who have recently lost a loved one. And while it may...

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    November 9, 2017

    How to Talk to Children About Death and Grief

    Talking to children about loss is never easy. Whether it’s a friend, family member, schoolmate or pet that passed, it’s likely your child will have some questions.

    If you’re feeling unsure about what to say or do—you’re not alone. Each person...

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