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Online resources for people dealing with grief, bereavement & loss in their life. Funeral etiquette and other tips.

Books About Mothers and Grief

Best Books About Mothers and Grief

The relationship between a mother and child is unlike any other. It is one of unconditional love, guidance, and care. When we are young, we look to our mothers for everything. As we get older, the relationship shifts from one of caregiver to friend, and if we are lucky, confidant. Mother’s Day, while intended to

The Guide to Unconventional Burial Methods

When you think of a typical burial, one thing usually comes to mind: a classic coffin buried in the earth. These days, however, more and more unique and unconventional burial methods are becoming available! And when you look to the past, you’ll quickly discover that the ways that human beings have buried the dead is

military funerals around the world

Military Funerals Around the World

When one thinks about military funerals, you probably think immediately of decorative uniforms, folded flags, firing rifles, and sounding trumpets. But have you ever wondered how these iconic traditions came to be? Or how they may differ around the world? Military funerals are traditional, highly ritualized, and have a general air of formality, honour, and respect

Donating My Body to Science in the United States

Donating My Body to Science in the United States

There are many things we can do with our bodies after we die. We can bury them, cremate them, or send our ashes into space. But what about donating your body to science in the United States? The options for body disposal are endless but more and more people are choosing to make the necessary

how to hold a home funeral

How to Hold a Home Funeral

Before the 20th century, it was common for families and communities to take care of their own dead — both before and after a death. People often died while still at home, supported by friends, faith communities, or the local midwife (who often attended both births and deaths). Doctors were sometimes present, but largely served a supportive role

Donating My Body to Science in Canada

Donating My Body to Science in Canada

Have you ever wondered why people donate their bodies to science? Or considered donating your body yourself? In Canada, more and more people are choosing to make the necessary arrangements so that when they die, their bodies will be used to forward scientific progress. Not only are there a number of ways that you can

#TalkDeath Canadian Funeral Law ReCap

Episode 6 of #Talkdeath featured two experts who are well versed in Canadian funerary practice, Nathan Romagnoli and Janet McCausland. Nathan is the owner of Eco Funerals and Janet is chair person for the Natural Burial Association. They spoke with Qeepr LIVE on September 27th and answered all your questions about Canadian funeral law, burial alternatives and your legal rights after you die. This was

physician assiste death

The Right to Die: End of Life is a Fundamental Right

*This is part 2 in our 3 part series. For part 1 CLICK HERE* This may be the year where a pivotal change occurs in the debate on physician assisted death and euthanasia. Currently legal in 5 states, legislation is being brought up in other states and the topic is on the minds of millions.