“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

Green Burials: Trend or Here to Stay?

BY SHELLEY WHIZIN "All the body wants to do biologically is decompose.Once you die, it's 'Let me out here!I'm ready to shoot my atoms back into the universe!'" -Caitlin Doughty, Founder of The Order of the Good Death Humans have been burying one other in a variety of...

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The Loss of a Son or Daughter: How to Cope with the Grief

There’s no pain like that which a parent feels when they lose a child. It’s an indescribable pain caused by something completely unnatural. No parent wants to outlive their child. But at times, illnesses and accidents take us by surprise. How can a parent cope with...

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A Perspective on Understanding Disenfranchised Grief

"It takes a special and rare courage to acknowledge and adequately mourn when the grief is not socially recognized." -Kenneth Doka   Introduction When we lose someone, it is natural to grieve and mourn, but it's important to understand what grief means.  People...

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Using Memorial Tattoos When Remembering a Loved One

"God could not be everywhere and so he made mothers." -Jewish Proverbs Introduction Remembering someone we love can be expressed in many different ways.  In this article, we are going to talk about memorial tattooing, an artform that has been in existence for over...

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Sending Funeral Thank You Cards

"No one can whistle a symphony.  It takes a whole orchestra to play it." -H.E. Luccock When you lose someone you love, it shakes you up to the core of your being.  Your emotions of grief and sadness have turned you upside down. And the fact that you have to put...

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