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When Your Beloved Pet Passes

Pets are considered to be part of the family, so a pet’s death is often a very difficult time. When your pet passes away at home, you may not know what you should do next or what your options are. It is best ask yourself what you want to do with your pet's remains whileRead more

Hiding from the Holidays?

Those that are coping with the loss of a loved one, whether recent or not, may feel more like hiding during the holidays, rather than joining in the celebrations. The holidays often emphasize pain for someone that is grieving, and sometimes leaves them feeling like they would rather deal with it alone or that theyRead more

#RIP

With technology and digital media transforming the world, there are now an increasing number of ways to honor someone’s life, therefore changing the face of death care. To be successful today, funeral directors should be digitally savvy. Online guest books and obituaries are now the norm. Video and photo slideshows are replacing photos placed aroundRead more

Breaking the Mold of “Cookie Cutter” Obituaries

This week, an obituary written by the daughter of Harry Weatherby Stamps has gone viral across social media and is receiving national attention.  For good reason, as it was a moving, entertaining and out of the ordinary obituary.  What I realized, however, is that this type of heartfelt account of someone’s life − that isRead more

Tribute Pages & Online Obituary Messages

Sharing words and thoughts on a tribute page or online obituary guest book is one of many ways to pay tribute to the deceased person and show support for his/her close family and friends. We’d like to offer suggestions for those who may have hesitations about posting to an online tribute or online guest book.Read more

Grieving the Loss of a Parent

Losing a parent can be a crippling event for any person. A parent serves as your guide and inspiration, no matter what type of relationship you have with them. Losing them brings in a lot of questions that one should be prepared to cope and deal with. Whether you are given ample time to prepare,Read more

Bereavement and an Exploration of Grief Models

Several grief model theories presented below attempt to break down the very complex behavioral, spiritual, cognitive, and emotional process into discrete steps. 5 Stage Grief Model Elizabeth Kubler Ross’ book “On Death and Dying” describes five stages experienced by people who learn they have a terminal illness. Frequently it is also applied in the contextRead more