A Change of Scenery: The Benefits of Relocation After the Loss of a Loved One

For some people, moving after the death of a loved one is inconceivable. Others can’t imagine remaining in the same home they shared with a spouse, parent, or child for so many years. In some cases, bereaved individuals are too emotionally overwrought to decide until they begin going through their loved one’s belongings. Those who […]

How to Help a Senior Through the Funeral Planning Process

Losing a loved one can bring about unimaginable grief. For anyone, let alone a senior grieving for their spouse, the funeral planning process can be overwhelming. By providing support, you can help lessen the strain placed on a senior’s shoulders and give them the strength to move through the pain. Funding No matter the cause, […]

Tips To Ease Financial Stress During a Celebration of Life…

There are so many emotions involved when we lose a spouse. Life as it was has changed in so many ways and sometimes one of those changes is taking on new responsibilities financially or dealing with possibly unexpected financial matters. This can cause a lot of stress, adding to the already existing array of emotions. […]

Following the Celebration of Life – Helping Your Loved Ones Through Grief

We plan our Celebration of Life service and leave memories for our family to treasure, but when we are no longer here, our loved ones are left in their grief.  In addition to our ideas for dealing with grief in our Celebration of Life Planning Guide (see below),  I recently read this article written by […]

The Cost of Celebrating Your Life

If we have time, why would we not plan this most worthy event?  What would the costs be for our Celebration of Life? The answer depends on how you want to carry out this celebration. Like a wedding, we can go to City Hall, or we can have an elaborate event.  If you plan on utilizing […]

Is There a Difference Between a Funeral and a Celebration of Life?

The term Celebration of Life is a relatively new phrase.  It can mean many things since we celebrate many aspects of our lives (births, marriages, baptisms, retirement, etc.). With regard, specifically to death, we have traditionally processed that event with a funeral, typically held at a church or the funeral home chapel.  In a funeral, we normally […]

Telling Your True Love Story for Your Celebration of Life…

Most people love a true love story…it suggests happiness…we all want a happy ending. Some of us, find love in peculiar places…some of us never find love in a mate, but we find love through service to others, or a business, or helping animals. We find our true passion in life through our causes. What […]