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

grieving over the holidays

Grieving Over the Holidays

The holiday season can be an especially painful time for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one. As a time of year that is marked by celebration and joy, knowing how to engage with and express your grief can be very difficult. Here are some things to do and to keep in

what is hospice

Hospice Care: What You Need to Know

There are a number of things that may come to mind when you think of a hospice. As a space often associated with death, hospices are the kind of place that most people generally avoid entirely and therefore know very little about. However, there is a lot more to hospices and hospice care than may meet the

Bio Cremation: A Greener Death?

What is legal in only 13 States, 3 Canadian Provinces and was condemned by the New York Catholic Conference in 2011?

Collecting Family Photos & Preserving Memories

Collecting Family Photos and Preserving Memories

If you are anything like us, years of treasured photographs are stuffed in drawers that are never opened for fear of an avalanche. Birthdays, anniversaries, family vacations and everyday moments are tucked away because conquering our disorganized mess seems impossible. However when a loved one dies, collecting, organizing and sharing photographs can be a cathartic activity. The

The 5 Stages of Grief: Revisited

Grief is an emotion that we will all experience at some stage in our lives. Breaking up with a romantic partner, experiencing an unexpected career change, or the loss of a loved one all have the potential to bring on deep feelings of sadness and grief. Indeed, just as the events that inspire grief are diverse, so

6 Things to Remember After Losing a Parent

Losing a parent is a very unique form of loss for a number of reasons. The bond between a parent and their child is unlike any other in the world. From our first steps to our first stumbles, our parents are there with us through all things to offer love, support, and guidance. Even as we

Death of a Coworker

Coping with the Death of a Coworker

When experiencing the death of a coworker, there are a number of different thoughts and feelings that arise. Losing a coworker can often feel like losing a member of one’s extended family. However, it may be unclear how and when to express feelings of loss and grief, as you are typically in an environment that

how to write a eulogy

How to Write a Eulogy

There is little in life that causes as much stress as giving a speech. We have nightmares about it, we have support groups for it, we even have national organizations dedicated to celebrating those who can do it well. In the case of having to give a eulogy at a funeral, the pressure may seem