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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.

A Different Approach to Finances After 60: How Best to Leave This World vs What to Get from This World
5 days ago

A Different Approach to Finances After 60: How Best to Leave This World vs What to Get from This World

Five years ago, we had a group of friends, most of whom were high achievers, over for dinner. Amongst our guests was a client, who had returned to Canada after working as a director at a hospice in California…
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What if You Died Today? 3 Quick (and Powerful!) Steps to Ease the Burden on Your Family
1 week ago

What if You Died Today? 3 Quick (and Powerful!) Steps to Ease the Burden on Your Family

Alone. Head in hands. Sobbing. Unable to understand what to do next. Unable to take in what had just happened, or to perceive how her life would now pan out. Distraught, and yet needing to keep the family together…

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6 Know-It-All Statements New Widows Don’t Want to Hear (and Alternatives That Are Actually Helpful)
1 week ago

6 Know-It-All Statements New Widows Don’t Want to Hear (and Alternatives That Are Actually Helpful)

Perhaps because my late husband was a pastor, some people thought they were helpful after Tom’s death to tell me, “God needed another angel in heaven.” (Wrong! I needed that angel beside me, not gone away)….
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When I Go: Burial Options from Near and Far
2 weeks ago

When I Go: Burial Options from Near and Far

One of the songs I have always loved is When I Go by Dave Carter and Tracy Grammar, written two years before Dave’s untimely death at age 49…
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Can Major Panic Turn Your Life in a Positive Direction? You’ll Be Surprised!
2 weeks ago

Can Major Panic Turn Your Life in a Positive Direction? You’ll Be Surprised!

By  •  Mindset

Reading today’s title, you might want to throw your wine glass at me, but I assure you, there’s a method to my madness. I found it while considering a speech that many of us have heard, or read, from Nelson Mandela…
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Remembering a Loved One: 13 Beautiful Ideas to Keep Them Alive in Your Heart
4 weeks ago

Remembering a Loved One: 13 Beautiful Ideas to Keep Them Alive in Your Heart

By  •  Family

Remembering a loved one is a deeply personal experience. At the same time, one of the things that is special about our community is that we can talk about difficult topics. So, today, I want to offer 13 ways to remember someone that you have lost. I hope you find them helpful. Read More

9 Unique Ways to Remember Your Loved Ones
1 month ago

9 Unique Ways to Remember Your Loved Ones

Walking in a beautiful memorial park in Coventry, England, dedicated to the huge numbers of men killed in both World Wars, I felt the peace in the air. Read More

7 Reasons Why Having a Good Estate Plan Can Save Your Family After You’re Gone
2 months ago

7 Reasons Why Having a Good Estate Plan Can Save Your Family After You’re Gone

While death and taxes are the two certainties in life, no one ever expects their child to die before themselves. Yet life comes in different flavors. Here is a great example I always consider…

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6 Ways to Manage Grief and Rebuild Your Life After a Loss
2 months ago

6 Ways to Manage Grief and Rebuild Your Life After a Loss

By  •  Mindset

After my husband passed away from cancer and the dust had settled, I was soon left to deal with the pain and suffering that would ensue. I didn’t know how or where to begin putting the pieces of my life back together again. Read More

Good Grief: How to Get Past Life’s Inevitable Losses
2 months ago

Good Grief: How to Get Past Life’s Inevitable Losses

By  •  Family

One year ago today I was fighting for my husband’s life as he spent 19 days in hospital with unrelenting abdominal pain. The nursing staff had grown weary of his presence and his care was deteriorating. In my mind, any day could be the last we might have together. Read More