Articles in Grief and Mourning

Grieving the death of a loved one can be very challenging. Accepting the reality of loss and experiencing the pain of grief is a personal journey.

How to Help Your Child Grieve

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To help your child understand death, it’s important to express to them that it’s okay to ask questions and talk about death.... Read full article

Why Do We Wear Black to a Funeral?

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Why do people wear black to funerals? Am I expected to wear black black to a funeral? These are common questions that arise when attending a funeral or planning for a loved one who has recently passed.... Read full article

Supporting Seniors Who Have Recently Lost a Spouse

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When a spouse dies, the surviving spouse goes through a drastic change in his or her life. In order to move through grief, the individual needs a system of support that includes family and friends.... Read full article

Finding Forgiveness

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The issue of forgiveness frequently comes up in grief. If you find yourself attracting a lot of rude behavior from others, chances are you need to do some forgiveness work. How do you release your anger or your self-blame?... Read full article

The Physicality of Grief

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Grief is often described as a normal emotional response to loss. Michelle Peticolas explores the broader physicality and physical consequences of grief. Focusing on the body can provide relief and release from grief energy that builds up in the body.... Read full article

How to Save Money on Funeral Costs

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On a tight budget but still want to make sure your loved ones get the care they deserve? Here are a number of options to bring costs down on a funeral service.... Read full article

Funeral Attire: What to Wear to a Wake

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If you are going to be attending a funeral or wake it is respectful to dress properly.... Read full article

9 Tips to Help a Grieving Friend

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When your friend is dealing with the loss of a loved one what they need most is comfort, support and care. Obviously you can’t take away the pain, but you can provide the support and comfort your friend needs by considering the following tips.... Read full article

Taking Photos at a Funeral

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Can I take pictures of the guests during a funeral? Can I take a picture of the casket? Is taking photos of a burial service inappropriate?... Read full article