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Celebrating a Life: Blog

    Thursday, 27 June, 2019

    If you’re providing comfort and care for an aging or ailing loved one, it’s likely you stepped into a caregiver without any formal training. Yet, you saw the need and willingly came forward to fulfill it.

    While you may not have envisioned yourself...

    Mark Busch

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    September 17, 2020

    What to Do With a Twitter Account After Someone Passes [Series]

    The following is the second post in our series about what to do with a social media account after a death. Read our first post on how to handle a Facebook profile.

    With upwards of 125 decisions to make following a death, handling your loved one’s...

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    August 20, 2020

    What to Do With a Facebook Account After Someone Passes [Series]

    The following is part of our series about what to do with a social media account after a death. Each post will comprehensively feature a different social media platform. This is the first post, and we invite you to check back for the next post in...

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    August 13, 2020

    Should You Preplan Your Funeral? 4 Reasons to Help You Decide

    There are clear advantages to preplanning your funeral ahead of time, but some people are reluctant to the idea. Death—especially your own— isn’t an easy subject to discuss.

    But imagine planning a wedding or any other large life celebration in just...

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    July 23, 2020

    Why Is Taking About Death So Taboo?

    Death is uncomfortable. Most of us don’t want to talk about it, or plan for it. By facing it, we’re forced to accept the reality of the situation—that death is inevitable—so we choose to tiptoe around the topic until it’s too late.

    But what if we...

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    July 2, 2020

    6 Makings of a Military Funeral Service

    Every year on the Fourth of July, we celebrate the birth of America’s independence. With that comes a host of activities, including community parades followed by cookouts with family members and friends.

    While we look forward to these fun events,...

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    June 18, 2020

    How to Celebrate Dates of Significance Following a Death

    There are a handful of dates on the calendar we celebrate every year, including anniversaries, birthdays, holidays and more. But following the loss of a loved one, what should be momentous occasions can often serve as painful reminders.

    While...

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    June 11, 2020

    Are Funerals for the Living or the Deceased?

    Funerals have been around for thousands of years, with societal norms and religious customs influencing such rituals.

    While funerals are designed to honor the life and legacy of a person who has passed, they’re also an essential piece to the...

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    June 4, 2020

    What’s the Difference Between a Trust and a Will?

    When you pass away, you want to be confident that your property and belongings will go to the right people.

    While you’ve likely heard the term “trust” and “will,” you may not know what they are or the difference between the two. Both are essential...

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    May 21, 2020

    Do We Move On or Move Forward From Grief?

    “Grief is so uncomfortable.” That’s one of the opening lines writer Nora McInerny shares in her candid TED Talk about life and death.

    TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful snippets.

    In this particular...

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    April 30, 2020

    Is Grief Only Associated With Death? 4 Types of Grief You May Experience in Life

    For many, the word grief is often associated with death. While it’s normal and natural to grieve the passing of a loved one, grief is not always exclusive to death.

    Grief is also about loss, and loss comes in many different forms. Some losses are...

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