Steps for Planning a Celebration of Life

When it comes to honoring the deceased many people are beginning to prefer celebrations of life as opposed to memorial services. The difference is that celebrations of life pay tribute to loved ones and celebrate their legacy whereas memorial services tend to be held...

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...