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Dealing with Grief and Fears

Grief is a part of life. This doesn’t make it easy to deal with. Maybe you have a fear of dying. Perhaps you’re dealing with the loss of a loved one. You are not alone. We’re here to help.

3 Pointers on How to Cope with Planning for a Good Death
1 day ago

3 Pointers on How to Cope with Planning for a Good Death

This is a photo I took of my parents’ joint funeral.

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Unbelievably, they both died in the same week, in their sleep, aged 86 and 84. My dad had had a stroke a year previously and hadn’t been doing too well, so it wasn’t entirely unexpected when I got a phone call one morning saying he hadn’t woken up. Read More

6 Important Facts We Can Learn from the Funeral of President George H.W. Bush
2 weeks ago

6 Important Facts We Can Learn from the Funeral of President George H.W. Bush

Some insist that traditional funerals are a thing of the past. But the funeral of President George H. W. Bush showed the world otherwise. Read More

4 Ways to Conquer Your Fears in the New Year
3 weeks ago

4 Ways to Conquer Your Fears in the New Year

2019 is right at the door! It is a brand new turning of the pages. As I reflect on the past year, both in my personal life and work, the most important thought that strikes me is the pervasive sense of fear in people around me. The what isn’t all that important, so I will focus on the outcome of fear in our lives. Read More

5 Tips for Dealing with Grief Over Christmas
1 month ago

5 Tips for Dealing with Grief Over Christmas

Christmas, much like the other holidays, is a time when people look forward to the comforting nature of tradition, but when a death happens, the tradition is disrupted. Read More

4 Things That Can Help You Prepare for Difficult Conversations with Your Family
2 months ago

4 Things That Can Help You Prepare for Difficult Conversations with Your Family

By  •  Mindset

Have you recently received a negative diagnosis from your doctor? Or have you ever talked with your family about end-of-life issues? Have you and your family discussed quality of life versus quantity of life? How about a DNR, or life support, or feeding tubes, or home versus nursing facilities? Read More

Keep Your Memories Safe: How Cloud Services Could Save Your Bacon in a Disaster
2 months ago

Keep Your Memories Safe: How Cloud Services Could Save Your Bacon in a Disaster

Half a year after the Napa and Sonoma wildfires, NBC Bay Area reported on the plight of a homeowner locked in a dispute with one specific insurer. Read More

“I Have No Regrets” Should be a Mantra for Modern Boomers
3 months ago

“I Have No Regrets” Should be a Mantra for Modern Boomers

Ok, I’m not a big sports fan. That said, there’s one statistic that has always amazed me. Many people know that, in 1923, the famous baseball player, Babe Ruth, broke the record for most home runs in a season. Read More

How to Live Without Regrets After 60
3 months ago

How to Live Without Regrets After 60

You can’t get to age 60 without making a few mistakes. These range from small missteps, which nibble at us to larger errors, which keep us up at night. Perhaps the most harmful memories are of the times when we have accidentally hurt someone else – or ourselves for that matter! Read More

3 Myths About Green Burials: A Funeral Director’s Perspective
4 months ago

3 Myths About Green Burials: A Funeral Director’s Perspective

In funeral parlance, ‘green burial’ may be the most hyped phrase around. References to this ‘new’ and seemingly popular type of disposition seem to be everywhere these days, particularly in the press. And since we, or a loved one, may be headed in that direction, we might have looked up the subject. Read More

When Fear Strikes After a Natural Disaster – My Personal Story
4 months ago

When Fear Strikes After a Natural Disaster – My Personal Story

By  •  Mindset

Fear is something we all face at one point in life or another. Fear of death, fear of loneliness or fear of an illness. I faced fear two winters ago and, since then, am trying to put my feelings into words that will help me, and anyone else who reads them, find strength to turn fear into grace. Read More