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...

    April 8, 2021

    Perspectives on Grief: Cathy Nichols

    This post is part of our Perspectives on Grief series, where we ask our caring staff members to share their personal experiences with grief. For more stories like this, subscribe to our weekly grief support newsletter

    At Busch Funeral and...

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    March 18, 2021

    6 Caring Conversation Starters for a Funeral or Memorial Service

    If you have ever experienced a loss, you understand that there are very few words anyone can say to make the pain feel any less.  

    The intense emotions that accompany the loss of a loved one often makes others feel uncomfortable about offering...

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    February 18, 2021

    12+ Questions About Funeral Etiquette, Answered

    Attending a funeral or memorial service is likely inevitable at some point in everyone’s life. While it is important to take the time to celebrate the life of a lost loved one, it is not uncommon to be unsure on what to wear, who to bring or how to...

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    January 28, 2021

    Perspectives on Grief: Jim Busch

    There are few experiences more personal than grief.

    We all grieve differently. We experience the highs and the lows personally. A healing mechanism that works for one person may not work for another. And there is no timeline we can attach to...

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    January 7, 2021

    7 Ways to Stay Positive in the New Year While Grieving

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

    As others push start on ...

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    December 17, 2020

    Personal Stories from Our Community: Holiday Grief Advice

    It’s never easy to lose a loved one. But it’s important to remember that you’re not alone. Sometimes, all you need is to hear from someone who knows personally how you’re feeling.

    With the holiday season in full swing, some of us are feeling less...

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    December 10, 2020

    35+ Ways to Keep a Loved One’s Memory Alive This Holiday Season

    For many, the holidays bring about joy, as close family members and friends gather to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year. But for some, the holidays can be a painful reminder of the people we’ve lost.If you’re dealing with grief this...

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    October 15, 2020

    How Grief Impacts Your Sleeping Habits

    The following is the second post in our series about how grief affects various aspects of our lives. Read our first post on how grief affects your nutritional health.

    The loss of a loved one is very traumatic. Apart from the severe emotional...

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    September 24, 2020

    How to Deal With Grief After a Terminal Illness Diagnosis

    It’s hard to think about death, let alone talk about it. And when someone you love is diagnosed with a terminal illness, it isn’t always easy to know how to react. All of a sudden, time seems to stop right in its tracks.

    Just as with grief after the...

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    August 27, 2020

    How to Help Kids Manage Grief Caused by Cancer in a Virtual World

    As our world continues to cope with the current pandemic, families are looking for virtual grief support for kids and teens. A grandparent’s death is often their first encounter with loss. For this reason, the loss of a loved one, whether it be a...

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