Posts Tagged ‘grief’

How to Give a Eulogy for a Relative

Friday, November 17th, 2017
How to Give a Eulogy for a Relative

How to Give a Eulogy for a Relative

For many people, giving a eulogy for a family member is one of the most difficult aspects of a funeral. Regardless of your feelings on public speaking, the act of standing up in front of a crowd and sharing your pain and emotions is hard to do. Add in the complicated family dynamics that often accompany funerals, and you might feel that it is better to stay seated and let someone else do the eulogizing. (more…)

Buying Specialty Burial Garments

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017
Buying Specialty Burial Garments

Buying Specialty Burial Garments

No matter where you are doing your funeral planning or what type of interment you choose, the funeral director will eventually ask you to choose a burial garment for the deceased. Although you can decide to bury or cremate a loved one without any clothes at all, instead opting for a burial shroud, most people prefer to have the deceased dressed in some kind of outfit. This is generally a requirement for an open casket burial, and favored among families struggling with their loss. (more…)

Bereavement Yoga

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017
Bereavement Yoga

Bereavement Yoga

Everyone approaches funeral planning and bereavement in a different way. For some people, it takes years of formal therapy before life begins to feel normal again. For others, moving on is a personal and internal struggle. As long as you are taking positive, healthy steps in a way that works for you, there is no wrong way to grieve. (more…)

Is it Possible to Make Funeral Planning Fun?

Friday, March 17th, 2017
Is it Possible to Make Funeral Planning Fun?

Is it Possible to Make Funeral Planning Fun?

It is difficult to think of planning a funeral for a loved one as a pleasant activity, but that does not mean the entire process the has to be a sad, heavy affair. Although there will always be an undercurrent of grief in these situations, there can also be moments to treasure and value. (more…)

Funeral Planning: What to Do in the Days between Death and the Funeral

Monday, February 20th, 2017
What to Do in the Days between Death and the Funeral

What to Do in the Days between Death and the Funeral

When a loved one dies, the task of funeral planning often helps relieve you of your burden of grief. There is something about making burial arrangements, coordinating guests, and cooking funeral food that allows you to get through those first few difficult days. (more…)

Memorial Tattoos

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017
Memorial Tattoos

Memorial Tattoos

Dealing with grief in the aftermath of funeral planning is, to put it mildly, a difficult task. While the challenges of choosing a casket, paying for a funeral, and coordinating the memorial service can be overwhelming, it is what follows that provides the real struggle. (more…)

Tips on Being a Pallbearer

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016
Tips on Being a Pallbearer

Tips on Being a Pallbearer

Being asked to serve as pallbearer is considered quite an honor. Because this position is restricted to between six and eight attendees, it is usually kept to close family members or friends of the deceased. In many cases, a particular group of friends (maybe members of a team or club) will be asked, to provide a sense of unity. (more…)

Preparing for the Holidays with a Recent Loss

Monday, November 14th, 2016
Preparing for the Holidays with a Recent Loss

Preparing for the Holidays with a Recent Loss

Grief does not end at the funeral, especially if you happen to lose a loved one as the holiday season draws near. There is something about this highly festive time of year that magnifies feelings of loneliness and grief—and if your loss is a recent one, getting through each day can become even more of a struggle. (more…)

Planning a Funeral after a Traumatic Death

Thursday, October 20th, 2016
Planning a Funeral after a Traumatic Death

Planning a Funeral after a Traumatic Death

In some form or another, death is always a traumatic experience, and planning a funeral only slightly less so. There is no way to be 100 percent prepared for death, and the emotional kickback when a loved one is gone is something most people struggle with for years…if not the rest of their lives. (more…)

Funeral Flower Etiquette

Monday, October 17th, 2016
Funeral Flower Etiquette

Funeral Flower Etiquette

Sending funeral flowers to a relative or friend after they experience a loss is a generous use of your time and money. You will help decorate the funeral, show your support, and brighten the day of those in attendance. You will provide a measure of comfort in keeping with the traditional funeral customs. (more…)