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7 Ways to Fight Against Self-Isolation in Grief

It has been stated repeatedly that individuals grieve in their own way and that each person experiences grief in their own way. That being said, there are still some unhealthy grieving habits we can fall into. One of those is self-isolation. Self-isolation is when a grieving person intentionally stays away…...

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How to Cope with the Death of a Sibling

There are many reasons why losing a sibling can be so difficult. First, there isn’t a lot of attention given to the topic. You can find plenty of books and articles on the loss of a spouse, child, or even parents, but coping with the death of a sibling doesn’t…...

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Powerful Memoirs & Books About Overcoming Grief

While everyone experiences grief in their own unique way, that doesn’t mean we can’t learn from the experiences of others. That is why support groups and group therapy can be so beneficial. The challenge is, of course, that every situation surrounding death can be so different. Losing an aging, ill…...

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Five Memorable Obituaries

On some level, most of us would either love to write a perfect obituary for someone or have a great obituary written about them. A well-crafted obituary tells a story and provides greater insight into the person who has passed away. It has pertinent details and dates, but it can…...

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5 Unique Burial Rituals

One of the ways funerals and final services have evolved through the years is that they have become more individualized and customized. The reality is, unique burial rituals have been around for generations. Here is a look at 5 such unique burial rituals: Water Water is an important part of…...

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Ways to Mourn the Death of a Spouse Well

One of the most devastating losses a person can experience is the death of a spouse. Whether the marriage was for a relatively short period or a lifetime, a spouse is bound to us by love, experiences, and even the shared difficult times we experience. But like all deaths, we…...

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Tips to Use Social Media to Announce Death of a Loved One

There was a time when news of the death of someone, even of note, traveled slowly. In smaller towns, obituaries and death notices were often posted in the window of a local business. Newspapers were local and it could take days, weeks, or even longer for news of a death…...

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How to Talk to a Loved One with Terminal Illness

Life can be full of challenging and uncomfortable situations. Few perhaps are more challenging than finding out someone you love or care about has a terminal illness. What do you say? How do you act? How can you help? If you find out that someone you know is terminally ill,…...

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How to Plan a Funeral Reception

A funeral reception has long been accepted as a way in which family and friends can get together to support each other through the loss of a loved one. It tends to be a way to decompress after a very stressful time and a signal that it may be time…...

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How to Cope After the Loss of a Pet

It has been repeatedly said that for many, pets are like members of the family. Perhaps this is most apparent when coping with the death of a dog or cat. Whether it happens suddenly or accidentally, or after a lengthy illness, the loss of a pet can be emotionally draining.…...

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