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Above-Ground Burials: What You Need to Know

One of the lesser known burial options available to families is what is known as above-ground burials. These are not a new option. In fact, above-ground burials trace their histories back hundreds and even thousands of years. What exactly are above-ground burials, and how do they differ from in-ground burials?…...

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Using AI in Funeral Planning

When AI in the form of ChatGPT first made headlines in 2023, reactions ranged from “Ho hum” to fears of robotic takeovers. The reality, at least so far, is somewhere in between. Furthermore, were you aware that AI-style technology has been accessible for years? If you use Siri, Google, spellcheck,…...

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10 Ways To Help Grieving Family and Friends

When someone passes who is close to someone we know, it can cause a bit of amnesia for us. We can forget how to act, what to say, and how to be supportive. Most feel awkward and unsure of what to do. It can make us feel uncomfortable. It is…...

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Helping a Child with the Loss of a Parent

One of the most difficult and heart-wrenching tasks an adult can do is help a child through the loss of a parent. There are a lot of variables to consider. You should consider their age and their level of maturity. One also has to factor in how the parent passed…...

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A Green Burial: What Is It?

Like most aspects of life, the funeral industry experiences trends. Most recently, there has been a significant growth in the popularity of celebrations of life. These are a bit more casual, upbeat final services as opposed to the traditional dark, solemn services. In recent years, we have also seen an…...

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Protecting Passed Loved Ones from Identity Theft

It is a sad commentary that the threat of identity theft doesn’t stop at death. In fact, identity theft is a growing problem for the families of the deceased. There are steps that can be taken, however, to minimize the risk of having the identity of a loved one who…...

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How to Grieve the Loss of a Pet Well

Grieving the loss of a pet can be as difficult as dealing with a death of a friend or relative. That’s understandable considering, for many, our pets are part of our family. Our pets are often our confidants, exercise partners, and snuggle buddies. They are loyal, they trust us, and…...

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Is There a Rulebook for Grief and Grieving?

While it is generally accepted that everyone grieves in their way, it has also been accepted that there are certain rules, stages, or steps in the grieving process. More people, however, are questioning these steps and if they apply to all people at all times. Here is a look at…...

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Managing Grief After a Loved One’s Death From an Overdose

Experiencing grief after the death of a loved one can be difficult under any circumstances. Even deaths after a lengthy illness or an elderly person can be challenging to overcome. Sudden and unexpected deaths can deeply impact those close. Sadly, that includes far too many deaths from the overdose of…...

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Finding the Right Resting Place After Cremation

Planning final services involves a multitude of decisions. It is a big reason many are taking steps to preplan.Pre-planning takes much of the pressure off of loved ones during a difficult time. It also helps ensure your wishes will be met following your death. One of the significant decisions to…...

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