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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 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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    July 6, 2017

    When Should One Attend a Funeral or Wake? 5 Ways to Decide.

    If you’ve ever questioned whether or not you should attend a funeral or wake—you’re not alone. In fact, if you type that exact question into Google, 1,900,000 results will appear. But, before you can answer whether your attendance is necessary, it’s...

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    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 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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    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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