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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.

How to Write Condolence Notes: 8 Tips That Might Come in Handy
5 months ago

How to Write Condolence Notes: 8 Tips That Might Come in Handy

I recently poured out my heart to a colleague about my guilt at two condolence notes left unwritten. One note was intended for a colleague whose sister had died, though I’d heard about the death long after the funeral had taken place. Read More

How “Fear-Setting” Can Change Your Life After 60
5 months ago

How “Fear-Setting” Can Change Your Life After 60

For the last few years, I’ve been paralyzed by the fears I create in my mind about moving away from a place where I’ve lived for 28 years. Read More

Planning a Funeral: 8 Things Funeral Directors Want You to Know
5 months ago

Planning a Funeral: 8 Things Funeral Directors Want You to Know

By  •  Family

Let’s face it – funerals are the parties no one wants to plan. And most people only interact with funeral directors at funerals when they are appropriately solicitous, supportive and somber. Read More

3 Pointers on How to Cope with Planning for a Good Death
5 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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
7 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
8 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
8 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