“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

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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Seven Stages Of Grief: What Are the 7 Stages of Grief?

The grieving process is one of the most difficult experiences a person can go through.It’s intense, confusing, and frustrating.Grief can be experienced after any loss, whether it is the loss of a home due to a natural disaster or foreclosure, or the loss of a job....

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Loss of a Pet

BY SHELLEY WHIZIN “Nobody can fully understand the meaning of love unless he’s owned a dog. A dog can show you more honest affection with a flick of his tail than a man can gather through a lifetime of handshakes.” – Gene Hill Introduction In this article, we explore...

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