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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.

4 Things That Can Help You Prepare for Difficult Conversations with Your Family
3 days 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 weeks 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 weeks 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
4 weeks 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
2 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
2 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

The Unintended Consequences of Leaving Without a Will
2 months ago

The Unintended Consequences of Leaving Without a Will

We all know that writing a will is a good idea, but many of us never find the time to get around to it. “I’m too young. I don’t have anything to leave behind. I’ll set my affairs in order.” These are all statements many of us have used to procrastinate creating a will, or refute the idea altogether. Read More

Suicide Is the End of a Story That Should Never End That Way
3 months ago

Suicide Is the End of a Story That Should Never End That Way

Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain? Until recently, their names symbolized fashion and food. That changed in early June when these two luminaries committed suicide. Read More

8 Important Things You Need to Know About Arranging a Funeral
3 months ago

8 Important Things You Need to Know About Arranging a Funeral

Arranging a funeral is something we will likely all have to deal with at some point. The better prepared we are in advance, the easier it will be when the time comes. Here are some useful tips to help guide you. Read More

Exploring Both Sides of the Physician-Aided Dying Conversation
3 months ago

Exploring Both Sides of the Physician-Aided Dying Conversation

Of all the healthcare issues that spark controversy, extreme emotion and passionate advocacy, the idea of physician-assisted dying arguably tops the list. It’s not hard to understand why. Faced with the prospect of intractable pain and prolonged suffering, many people believe that…
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