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Celebrating a Life: Blog

    Thursday, 24 January, 2019

    In the days, weeks and months following a loss, it’s important to remember the grieving process has no set timeline. Grieving is not a linear experience or the same from person to person— some days you may feel positive, while others may feel...

    May 16, 2019

    5 Summer Programs for Grieving Children and Teens In and Around Cleveland

    According to Crossroads Hospice, nearly 5 million children in the U.S. experience the death of one or both parents. Sadly, this number does not include the loss of other significant people in their lives.

    To aid those grieving, the Cleveland area...

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    May 2, 2019

    6 Compassionate Conversation Topics for a Funeral or Memorial Service

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

    The intense pain that accompanies grief often makes others feel uncomfortable about offering support to those grieving. But, don’t let discomfort...

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    April 18, 2019

    Facing Addiction in Northeast Ohio: How to Cope With Losing a Loved One to Opioids

    Losing a loved one is never easy, but it’s often more complex when the person who passed away had a history with addiction. Along with the trauma of the death itself, the stigma surrounding addiction adds layers of complication for surviving family...

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    February 7, 2019

    How to Organize a Deceased Loved One’s Belongings After a Funeral

    Following a death, many have trouble sorting through loved one’s personal possessions.

    This is to be expected. Each item, no matter how big or small, is a physical reminder of your loved one’s absence. It’s a connection to the past, a distant...

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    January 24, 2019

    How to Get the Grief Help You Need On Your Journey Towards Healing

    In the days, weeks and months following a loss, it’s important to remember the grieving process has no set timeline. Grieving is not a linear experience or the same from person to person— some days you may feel positive, while others may feel...

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    January 3, 2019

    How to Focus On the Positive in The New Year After Losing a Loved One

    Welcoming the new year is a time to gather with family and friends; a time to celebrate new beginnings. However, it can also be an overwhelming experience for those who have recently lost a loved one.

    As others push restart on resolutions, those...

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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 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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