3 Ways to Honor the Life of a Loved One

  Losing an irreplaceable person in your life is an incredibly difficult, strenuous and often exhausting experience to endure. After the wake, funeral and other life celebrations are over, many people are left wondering what they can or should do next.     One way to meander through the difficult process of losing a loved […]

Reasons to Have a Public Viewing for Your Loved One

Public Viewings

A million things go through your mind when you find out you’ve lost a loved one, and while you want the world to stop and give you the time you need to grieve, life continues to march on.   Once the dust settles, close family members and/or loved ones will need to make difficult decisions […]

3 Things to Say to a Friend or Relative Dealing With Grief

  Few things are more strenuous and daunting than having to deal with the loss of a loved one. As a relative or friend, we try to do all we can to help our loved one through the grieving process, and we try our best to limit his or her pain, while staying positive.   […]

3 Mechanisms to Help Manage Grief

Unfortunately, there is really nothing that can prepare us for the loss of a loved one. Regardless of whether the loss was “expected,” or caught you completely off-guard, losing a family member or friend is often a difficult ordeal to endure, and can cause both physical and psychological problems.   There is not a “one-size-fits-all” […]

What Do Funeral Directors Do?

Just about everyone has attended at least one funeral for a dearly departed loved one. From your experience you probably know that a funeral can be a sad but important event that allows loved ones to come together to honor the deceased and comfort each other. There are several aspects that go into the planning […]

Reasons to Have a Public Viewing

It has become a ritual of sorts to leave the casket open before a funeral or during a wake. This however comes from the history of the Americans, as there is no mention of this in ancient cultures.   Often times when a loved one passes away, they have the person embalmed and dressed up […]

Reasons to Consider a Mausoleum Burial

No one wants to think about his or her own death or the death of a loved one, but at some point, difficult decisions are going to need to be made and some uncomfortable conversations are going to need to happen. In order to guarantee that you have the funeral that aptly celebrates your life […]

How to Conduct Yourself Properly at a Funeral

Funeral Etiquette

When attending a funeral, you want to be on your best behavior and dress and act appropriately. Keep in mind, the event is to gather, mourn or celebrate, and reflect on a loved one’s life; you want to be respectful at all times both of your loved one and the others around you.     […]

How A Pet Funeral Can Bring You Closure

Most pet owners will tell you that the bonds they develop with their pets are often as strong as the ones they have with close friends and family members. In some cases, they are even stronger, which makes it even more difficult when a pet passes away. While having a funeral for a person is […]

Helpful Tidbits to Remember When Writing a Will

  A will is one of the most important things you’ll have to write, as it takes care of all of your personal belongings, treasures, estates, and vehicles to make sure they go to the correct hands once you no longer are capable of being in control of them. Whether you start writing your will […]