Who Has the Right to Make Decisions About Your Funeral?

Who Has the Right to Make Decisions About Your Funeral? Body disposition, cemetery law, funerary arrangements and more, state by state. Let us have a look at the various statutes and laws existing within the United States of America, regarding the question of personal preference and designation of an agent for the purpose of body

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Slippery Slope, or Progressive Leap? Quebec’s Euthanasia Bill

Quebec’s Euthanasia Bill 52 UPDATE:  Bill 52 passed yesterday afternoon, June 5th, 2015, at the National Assembly with a vote of 94-22. Recently the Quebec government in Canada proposed legislation guaranteeing a patient’s right to access doctor assisted suicide. Bill 52 is not the first time such legislation has been proposed in Canada or the

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Dealing with Loneliness – How to Overcome Feelings of Loneliness

Loneliness can be a painful feeling. Low self-esteem, depression, negative thinking and low self-worth can all reinforce or lead to feelings of loneliness. Loneliness is a complex mental and emotional phenomenon that is a result of many different brain functions. Like any emotion, loneliness will ebb, flow and eventually disappear but like any emotion practical

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Physical & Emotional Symptoms of Grief

Physical & Emotional Symptoms of Grief What is grief? Grief is one form of dealing with loss. It manifests itself as emotional pain which can then lead to physical pain. Typically grief is associated with the death of a loved one: be it a significant other, family member, pet or even a colleague. Since this

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Death Rituals Around the World

North American burial practices and death rituals are second nature to most of us. We have all been to a religious service to memorialize a loved one or visited a cemetery at least once in our lives. However we often don’t realize how varied death rituals are around the world. Were you aware of the

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Nelson Mandela Famous Quotes

South Africa’s first ever black president, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, and the most renowned icon of the anti-apartheid movement, Nelson Mandela, passed away at the age of 95 on December 5, 2013. Known as Madiba to people who loved and admired him, Mandela was a man who lived an impactful and fulfilling life. He

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Nelson Mandela, the Father of Modern South Africa, Dies at 95 in Johannesburg

The first-ever black president of South Africa, and the icon who stood against apartheid with all his might, passed away on December 5, 2013 in Johannesburg at the age of 95. He was under treatment for a severe and prolonged lung infection and died at his home at 8.50 p.m. local time on Thursday night.

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