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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...

December 6, 2018

What You Need to Know When Scattering Cremated Remains in Ohio

While many families that select burial typically choose to lay a loved one to rest in a cemetery, cremation opens up the door to many possibilities.

Think scattering, for example. While there are rules and regulations related to this disposition...

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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 15, 2018

4 Creative Ways to Express Gratitude this Thanksgiving

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”

—William Arthur Ward

What are you most thankful for in life? Perhaps, it’s food on the table. Or, a bed to sleep in at night.

With Thanksgiving around the...

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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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November 1, 2018

Is Simple Cremation Right for My Loved One? 3 Factors to Keep in Mind

Are you looking for ways to reduce the number of steps and stick to a budget in planning final arrangements for a loved one? If so, simple cremation may be right for you and your family.

Simple cremation is a disposition method in which a body is...

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October 25, 2018

3 Tips for Talking to Aging Parents About Preplanning Final Arrangements

If you’ve ever experienced firsthand planning final arrangements, you know the stress it can cause. Between planning and paying for services, there are upwards of 125 decisions to be made following a death. This leaves little to no time for the...

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October 18, 2018

3 Self-Care Tips for Caregivers

The vast majority of caregivers value the experience of caring for a loved one; however, a survey reports that many feel overwhelmed by the tasks at some point.

Despite the fulfillment it brings, nearly 50% of survey respondents find it difficult to...

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October 11, 2018

Should Our Loved One’s End-of-Life Service Be Public or Private?

When it comes to planning final arrangements, many families opt to have a service to honor the life and legacy of the deceased.

If you’ve already decided that you would like to have a funeral, wake and/or memorial, the next step is to determine...

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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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September 27, 2018

3 Steps to Prevent Caregiver Burnout

As a family caregiver, your top priority is the health and happiness of your loved one.

While you should feel proud of the comfort and care you provide, it’s possible you’re too overwhelmed with responsibilities to recognize the signs and symptoms...

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