The Benefits of Joining a Grief Support Group

  Losing a loved one is something that no one wants to experience. The deep pit in your stomach, the memories playing over and over in your head and that odd feeling that something is now missing. All of these are terrible feelings and can be extremely difficult to deal with and cope with on […]

Why Being a Funeral Director is a Worthwhile Career

Are you looking for a career where you can help others during a time of need? Do you wish you had a job that provided a unique service to your customers?   If so, a funeral director might be right up your alley.   Generally speaking, there seems to be a negative connotation associated with […]

What Are The Five Stages of Grief?

Grief

Few things are more strenuous than losing a relative or close friend.  Even when it’s “expected,” the grief that often overwhelms us is extremely difficult to bear.   Some people might wonder whether the feelings they have are normal; do other people in their situation also experience such a confluence of emotions?   According to […]

Checklist For Funeral Preparations

Life is very unexpected at times, but what we can expect is that the end of life will eventually happen. Preparing for this ahead of time can alleviate stress, both emotionally and financially. Funeral homes pay close attention and offer a great deal of support during the planning process.   First and foremost, you will […]

The Importance of Having a Funeral

Can you imagine watching a movie, and you get almost all the way through but don’t watch the ending? That would be weird, wouldn’t it? You’d feel like you were missing something important. After all, you invested time and energy into the movie, learning who’s who and what’s what and then some. To not see […]

The Gratification of Organ Donation

Becoming an organ donor is a selfless and noble act that allows someone else to have another, better chance at life. It could be a mother, a daughter or grandfather to someone who without your generous gift would not be able to enjoy another day with their loved ones. One donor alone can save the […]

Beyond Flowers: Other Ways to Show Support for a Grieving Family

It’s difficult to know what to do when the special people in your life lose someone close to them. Flowers serve as a special and powerful symbol of how much you care. But so many people want to do more. Here are a few ways to show your support to a grieving family right when […]

How to Prepare for the Inevitable

Two things are inevitable: death and taxes. If you’re reading this, you’re alive, and you’re probably annoyed with having to pay taxes. And sometimes you find yourself wondering when and/or how you’ll pass away into that great unknown.   For those of you who feel you’re “near death,” or know someone who is, there are […]

Consoling a Grieving Friend With Grace and Compassion

It’s generally agreed upon that life is about how you respond to adversity. Of course, the finality of death makes this difficult, and that’s what makes grieving such a fragile subject. This is also why it’s such a challenge to know exactly what to say when a good friend loses a loved one.   Consoling […]

What is the Proper Attire for a Funeral Service?

  At one time, proper wear for a funeral was pretty cut and dry – formal and dark colors. These days, funeral attire doesn’t necessarily have to fit into that category. This often makes for a difficult decision when dressing for a funeral service.   A good rule of thumb before deciding what to wear […]