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

#TalkDeath American Funeral Law Recap

Since the number 1 question we get asked by people is “what can I legally do with my body after I die?” we decided it was time to talk to the experts and get straight to the bottom of this rather complicated question. On the 5th edition of our #TalkDeath series, funeral law specialist Tanya Marsh and chair

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Canada’s Bill C14: Who Really Has the Right to Die?

Euthanasia and physician-assisted death, for those suffering from disease or illness is a subject that have been the centre of an ongoing debate for the past quarter-century in Canada. In the hospitals, medical schools, court rooms, and homes of this country; people have been asking if we have the right to ask for help in ending

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How to Make an Online Memorial

We currently live in a globalized world where everyone and everything is spread out. Luckily, digital technology lets us collapse those boundaries. We can live in New York but have family buried in Oregon, and still visit them whenever we want. In our global world, the ability to share photographs, stories and personal anecdotes is

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The Top Green Funeral Trends

Earth is our most valuable shared heritage, and it is something that we should nurture and protect above all else. Because of the abuse of Earth’s resources, the world’s diverse and wondrous ecosystems are suffering greatly. Living in the hustle and bustle of the city, it is easy to forget about the beauty of nature, and how the balance

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Mizuko Kuyo: Grieving for the Stillborn

Losing a child is one of the most difficult experiences one could ever go through. The feelings of grief and loss can be overwhelming, and you might be unsure of how to work through these emotions. But what if the child you lost was never born? How do you grieve for a child you may have

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The Best Books about Death and Dying

Falling into a good book can bring us into a new world, spark our imagination and stay with us for years. Literature, like movies and photographs, is a powerful force and can be a great way to engage with death and dying. Here is the our list of the best books about death and dying!

Coping with Seasonal Depression

It’s that time of the year again. It’s cold, it’s overcast, it’s windy… and it goes on for what feels like a lifetime. For many people, this time of year brings on more than less-than-desirable weather: it brings on a deep and difficult sadness. Seasonal depression effects somewhere between 10-20% of the population in North America,

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How to Write a Commemorative Biography

Why Write a Commemorative Biography? When someone close to us passes away, we are often left with a question that can be overwhelming to face: what now? How do we live with the memory of this person? How do we share this memory? How do we preserve it? The past is what shapes us, and remembering