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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.

8 Important Things You Need to Know About Arranging a Funeral
11 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
11 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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How a Pattern of Making Excuses Helps You Avoid Facing Your Real Feelings in Your 60s
11 months ago

How a Pattern of Making Excuses Helps You Avoid Facing Your Real Feelings in Your 60s

By  •  Mindset

What excuses actually work? The short answer is… none of them.

If you are like everybody else I know, you have found that excuses show up with monotonous regularity and come from many directions. Read More

8 Ways to Get Organized for Life and Death
11 months ago

8 Ways to Get Organized for Life and Death

Recently, a client was telling me she’d had some bad health news. Thankfully, on further tests and following check-ups the news wasn’t so bad, but, it began a conversation on what she had learned. Read More

14 Easy Ways to Keep Funeral Costs Down
12 months ago

14 Easy Ways to Keep Funeral Costs Down

“I don’t want to pay that amount of money for something I don’t want!”

I screamed these words to the funeral director who sat opposite me on the sofa two days after my husband had died. Read More

How I Wrote My Way Through Grief: Processing the Death of a Husband or Partner After 60
12 months ago

How I Wrote My Way Through Grief: Processing the Death of a Husband or Partner After 60

By  •  Mindset

The Black Widow

After I had lost a 42-year-old husband, a 50-year-old ex-husband and a 75-year-old live-in partner, my family and friends jokingly called me, “The Black Widow.” Read More

How a “Running Away from Home Soirée” Feeds the Soul
1 year ago

How a “Running Away from Home Soirée” Feeds the Soul

By  •  Family

I’ve been busy since my mother passed away three months ago. I have been re-orienting myself to a new status: A Parentless Adult. Read More

3 Tips on How to Talk with Someone Who Is Dying
1 year ago

3 Tips on How to Talk with Someone Who Is Dying

Sylvia was becoming more and more frail. It was clear that, though in good spirits, her body was nearing the end of life. She kept having visits to the hospital and had recently had a fall which had precipitated one of these. Read More

What’s Worse? Waiting for the End of a Loved One’s Life? Or Going on After Losing Them?
1 year ago

What’s Worse? Waiting for the End of a Loved One’s Life? Or Going on After Losing Them?

By  •  Mindset

Just recently, my second husband passed from this life, and one of my friends asked, “Would you have married again if you knew he would be gone in 6 years?” That is a hard question to answer. Read More

5 Positive Ways to Deal with Losing Family and Friends as You Age
1 year ago

5 Positive Ways to Deal with Losing Family and Friends as You Age

People leave our lives all the time. There are so many reasons why they leave, and these losses do have an impact on us, whether or not people pass away, move away or a relationship brakes down. Read More