Say Yes to Living ~ Everyday!

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In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” ~Robert Frost On one hand, Robert Frost’s quote feels arrogant and uncaring to me. Certainly, there was a time in my early days of grief that I would have been deeply offended had someone said to me, “Life goes on.” On the other hand, I know […]

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Facing the Holidays After Loss

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Christmas is generally a time rich with tradition and jam-packed with joyful festivities. We look forward to spending the holidays with family and friends, exchanging gifts, indulging in delectable treats and reminiscing about the good old days. On the other hand, for bereaved families, the tinsel, decorated trees, and angelic singing of Silent Night, are […]

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Do You Want a Funeral or a Memorial Service?

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  For some, the thought of preplanning a funeral or memorial service is utterly morbid. It’s not. There are many reasons to consider doing so. To begin with, immediately following a loved one’s death, the family is quite emotional. If this was a sudden death, they are likely to be in shock and completely overwhelmed […]

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GRANDMA’S TEACUP

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When a loved one dies, the executor or whoever is in charge of the estate will often go through the person’s belongings and give specific items to others as a gift to remember them by. It is also normal for family members to want to keep an item of clothing or a piece of jewellery […]

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JOURNALING IS FREE AND IT IS A POWERFUL HEALER

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Keeping a journal is much like keeping a little diary filled with tidbits of information that happens day to day. But you can take journaling to another level by infusing your entries with thoughts, feelings, and emotions. This is where the power of writing can help a person heal their broken heart or to record […]

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How to Not Forget Someone After They Die

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It is normal to be afraid that we will forget our loved one after they have died, or that others will forget them. I promise you … you won’t. How could you? As time passes you may forget smaller details, but the person and what they meant to you in life will not drift away. It’s […]

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