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Celebrate Your Life Your Way: Planning Your Own Funeral No Comments

Funerals are often a taboo subject; people feel unable to talk about the subject of death yet it is however one of the certainties of life. It’s easy to avoid writing a will and understandably hard to plan your own funeral, but for those who would like some control after death it can be very worthwhile. Recognizing that death is a part of life and planning your own funeral can be a liberating experience too. It may also help your family to sort your affairs out and avoid having to go through the often stressful funeral planning…

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The Steps to Acknowledging Life’s Biggest Finances No Comments

As people meander their way through life, obligations are aplenty and people handle them in unique ways. Some are tough, some are fun and several just simply have to be taken care of. Every person and every family has situations that pose a challenge in their own right, and a nearly universal belief is that any obstacle or duty in life is easier to handle when people are better prepared. Certain people get lucky and avoid major health problems. Others are fortunate and avoid marital challenges or happiness issues…

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Your Guide To Putting Funeral Plans In Place No Comments

Unfortunately, there’s little way to avoid the pain of losing a loved one, but if you are suffering from a bereavement taking control of the funeral plans can give you a purpose that will help guide you through this difficult time. Organising a fitting funeral is a wonderful way to honour the departed and give them the send-off they deserve. Arranging a funeral for a loved one is not an everyday occurrence, it can be a daunting prospect which grief only making it more difficult. However, with the right funeral director…

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Living with Loss, One Day at a Time (Featured Book) No Comments

While exploring the hardships of loss by providing daily encouragements to help a griever through their personal journey, this book focuses on all aspects of life. It embraces and emphasizes the happy, healthy days of life with your loved one and how the loss has changed that life while integrating the loss into daily lives providing healing tools and suggestions. I am so glad that Rachel wrote this book, so she can continue to help more people live with loss. She has a special gift for imparting small and manageable…

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Emerging Voices (Featured Book) No Comments

Emerging Voices is a book of poetry and artwork created by Laurel Rund in 2010 to describe the feelings of grief and loss she experienced after the death of her husband of 42 years. The bereavement community, friends and family encouraged her to share what she had written because her poems reached out and touched others in a profound way, regardless of the type of loss the reader had experienced. Loss is most often associated with the death of a loved one; but feelings of loss also come from: divorce or a relationship breakup, loss of a friendship, loss of health…

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A Guide to Grief (Part Two) No Comments

In my last article I shared some ideas for dealing with your grief when you’ve lost someone you love. The following is a guide for those who wish to help someone who is in mourning. People want to be helpful to a bereaved person, but often feel that they don’t know what to say or what to do; as a consequence they do nothing, which is the worst possible thing they can do. I encourage those of you who are grieving to share, in love, this short guide with your friends to help them help you…

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From Grief to Joy, A Journey Back to Life & Living (Featured Book) No Comments

Donna’s story is an elegant illustration of how to recognize that, despite how it may seem, the world around you is not coming apart; it is just the turbulence that is necessary to project you into the next level of life. Do not be afraid of what this life brings you. Use it, and know that in the realm of uncertainty, your destiny is found. Donna walks this path. She has experienced it first hand, and her message is a powerful communication inspired by practice. Upon finishing this book, you will know more than you imagined…

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A Time To Heal: A Grief Journal (Featured Book) No Comments

A Time to Heal, a grief journal was designed to help you remember the life of someone you love. When a loved one dies, it’s hard to know how to navigate the unpredictable waves of emotion that often follow. A Time to Heal, a grief journal is a place to reflect and write, to cry and to laugh as you remember someone who is much too important to forget. Preserving stories and priceless photos is one of the best ways keep memories fresh and celebrate life. The journey, bathed in timeless scriptures from God’s word…

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A Guide to Grief (Part One) No Comments

I lost my father when I was 8 and a husband at 32. In between there were siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends and pets. I consider myself something of a doyenne of death; as both therapist and doyenne, I am dismayed by the complete absence of any cultural container for loss. Living in a country that fears and avoids death leaves us awkwardly positioned to cope with it when our turn to mourn arrives. In light of this, I have created a guide for those who are grieving that I provide to grieving clients and at workshops, which I share below. I hope it will both aid…

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