Grief Support No one is prepared for grief. The rush of feelings, the thoughts, anxieties, and heartache can take us by surprise and drive us to our knees. Yet, when we choose to harness that power for self-growth, amazing things can happen. Good can come from pain.
Dealing with Death In today's society, we tend to ignore death. We avoid discussing it, thinking about it, and planning for it. While we all know that death is inevitable, we are unwilling to think it will ever happen to us. Explore our comments and suggestions for dealing with death.
While the experience of grief can be very isolating, we would like to help you take steps to counter the feelings of loneliness and disconnection. While the articles in our grief library can make a difference in your day-to-day life; should you need additional support, please don't hesitate to call us. We will do our best to ease your bereavement and, if requested, provide a referral to a local grief counselor or therapist.
This article takes a closer look at what's considered normal grieving compared to more complicated grief. We can look for signals to see if our grief may be going off track.
There are many situations when our grief is not understood by those around us and can compromise our well-being. This article provides readers with four ways to reclaim our rights to grieve and find support.
Have you chosen to help someone who is grieving the death of a loved one? If so, this article was written for you. It offers insights and provides suggestions on how best to support them during this time.
Guidance Beyond the planning process there are a number of items that need to be considered for those either planning or attending a funeral or memorial service. The pages in this section help detail what you should expect from the meetings with the funeral home, what sort of documentation you should prepare for these meetings, and also a task list of items to be sure you take care of after the funeral. We hope you find these resources helpful and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to give us a call.
Funeral Etiquette Also known as social graces, the rules of etiquette ease us through challenging social situations. Most of us know how to behave in common circumstances but unless you've been to a lot of funerals, you may not know the rules of proper behavior in this often uncomfortable social situation.
Legal and Estate Guidance The death of a loved one can mean that you will need to find an attorney to help with the process of estate settlement. While it isn't necessary to have an attorney prepare an advance directive, it can be advantageous to have one prepare your will or any other estate-related documents.
Eulogy and Obituaries Eulogies and Obituaries may have traditional outlines, but their definition can be whatever you and your family wish for them to be. Explore this section of our website to learn more about how to write a Eulogy and an Obituary.
It is amazing how people come together at the time of a death. Many local businesses and organizations make themselves available to families during their time of need.
We will continue to grow the list and make you aware of these businesses and organizations that open their arms to those in a time when a death occurs within the community.
FAQ Questions, questions, questions: we hear them all the time. It's only natural. Because life expectancies are longer and the personal experience of funeral services less frequent than it was 150 years ago; most people know less about far less about funeral ceremonies than you might expect. If you're one of those inexperienced individuals, you'll be pleased to know we've put together this list of frequently-ask-questions just for you.