Dealing with the Loss of a Spouse

There is a scene in the movie The Notebook where an old, married couple – played by James Garner and Gena Rowlands – die at nearly the same time. Thus, both are spared the pain and anguish that comes with surviving a spouse that has passed away. Unfortunately, this is...

How to Deal with the Loss of a Pet

“Until one has loved an animal a part of one’s soul remains unawakened” ~ Anatole France They give us unconditional love. They are our friends, confidantes, companions, etc. They are often there for us when our human contacts fail or abandon us. So it is no wonder...

5 Funeral Planning Tips

No one likes to think about let alone plan for the inevitable – death. However, at some point all of us will have to plan a funeral either for a loved one. The important thing to remember is that planning ahead saves stress, anxiety and yes even money when the...