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Grief

Navigating Grief During Difficult Times

Everyone grieves differently. With the world right now being shaped around COVID-19, any type of loss poses different challenges and obstacles than a “traditional” journey of grief. Rituals, gatherings, good-byes, and other ways we typically have found closure haven’t been options these past few months....

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Redefining How We Celebrate Special Days

Redefining How We Celebrate Special Days We are seeing how people are redefining how we celebrate holidays, birthdays, and special occasions within the new constraints of COVID-19. These special days feel very different now because of mandated limitations....

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Grief at the Holidays: 7 Ideas to Help You Cope

7 Ideas to Help You Through Grief at the Holidays No matter when a death occurs, holidays are particularly difficult to navigate. Holiday memories of past joys are particularly cutting when we are currently grieving....

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Helping a Parent Through Grief: A Daughter’s Guide

Helping a Parent Through Grief: A Daughter’s Guide When my father died my mother found herself alone for the first time in nearly 60 years. Since meeting at 18 they had done everything together, from college to first jobs to big moves, all underscored by a mutual thirst for adventure…...

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Helping a Sister Through Grief – A Sister’s Guide

Helping a Sister Through Grief – A Sister’s Guide Life changes fast. Life changes in the instant. You sit down to dinner and life as you know it ends. So begins author Joan Didion’s memoir “The Year of Magical Thinking” in which she shares what life and grieving were like after her…...

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5 Things to Say to Someone Who’s Grieving

Things to Say to Someone Who’s Grieving Though we’re all well acquainted with how to celebrate happy occasions with people, sad ones are more fraught with worry. It’s sad, it’s awkward, and it’s hard to know what exactly to say when someone you know experiences a loss. Whether it’s a…...

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10 Things You Can Do When Someone You Know Suffers a Loss

Things You Can Do When Someone You Know Suffers a Loss After a lifetime of helping families with final arrangements, we can tell you that the most frequent questions we get aren’t about headstones, caskets, memorial services, or burials. When people ask those questions, what they really want to know…...

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