“We have just about no tradition of dying well.  If you are not born with the instinct for dying well, you have to learn how to die, or you probably will not die wisely or well.” 

– Stephen Jenkinson, Die Wise


The Most Appropriate Funeral Flowers to Consider

While many people think sending flowers to a funeral is a modern idea, scientists studying one of the oldest burial sites in the world found that Iraqi citizens had used flowers in the burial. Today, people send flowers to let families know how much they care. You...

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The Best Funeral Homes to Consider When Losing a Dear One

While many people choose to have their services in a local funeral home, others choose to do that at the very best funeral home in America. The advantage of having it local is that it may be much easier for friends and family to get to the service, and to visit the...

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What are the Benefits of Grief Support Groups?

Many people find grief support groups very helpful as they move through the grieving process. These support groups are available online and in communities around the world. Usually, they are led by a trained moderator, but the chance to learn from each other is...

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The Grief Definition and All Its Stages

Merriam Webster gives grief’s definition as, “deep and poignant distress caused by or as if by bereavement.” While there is no arguing with this grief definition, it lacks a lot of the raw emotion that people often feel when they are working through the grief process....

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Understanding Death as a Child: How Can Adults Help?

If adults have their own coping mechanism when it comes to understanding death, children have very different reactions to such tragic events. The reactions depend on many factors, from the child’s age, to whether or not he or she had to deal with death before, to the...

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