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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.

To Exist or to Grow? Choosing to Live a Fruitful Life in the Face of Loss
2 weeks ago

To Exist or to Grow? Choosing to Live a Fruitful Life in the Face of Loss

I’ve heard many times that aging is about loss, and I don’t disagree. But I would offer that it’s also about hard-earned gains – which are often the result of those losses. It’s true that with time life throws us curveballs…
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Finding Your Way After Losing a Spouse
2 weeks ago

Finding Your Way After Losing a Spouse

By  •  Mindset

I had several milestone events that occurred during my husband’s bout with Stage IV cancer. I turned 60 the December before he died. Many friends came together and surprised me with a beautiful party, but I missed not having my husband there by my side, as he was at home, in hospice care. Read More

Facing Your Fears After 60 with Positivity and Action
3 weeks ago

Facing Your Fears After 60 with Positivity and Action

You’re afraid of breaking a hip when you fall. You’re saying good-bye to dear friends, who’ve lost their battle with cancer. You worry if you’re forgetting words like you always have, or if it’s becoming a pattern. Read More

Do You Offer Comfort the Wrong Way? In Grief, Every Word and Deed Counts
3 weeks ago

Do You Offer Comfort the Wrong Way? In Grief, Every Word and Deed Counts

By  •  Mindset

There is no gentle way to say this: My husband and I lost three special friends within a two-week period. Their ages: 83, 72, and 65. Two had health issues, but their deaths were nevertheless unexpected…
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Cremation 101: What Do You Really Need to Know About That Funeral
4 weeks ago

Cremation 101: What Do You Really Need to Know About That Funeral

There is no aspect of funeral service as misunderstood as cremation. The biggest misconception is that cremation precludes any and all funeral services. Nothing could be further from the truth…

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What’s the Meaning of Legacy When You Hit 60? (Hint: It’s Not a Resume)
4 weeks ago

What’s the Meaning of Legacy When You Hit 60? (Hint: It’s Not a Resume)

As a stay-at-home mom, I used to dread meeting new people at social events. After initial pleasantries, so often the exchange would come to an awkward, grinding halt when they asked me…
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How to Live Emotionally Well with Serious Illness After 60
4 weeks ago

How to Live Emotionally Well with Serious Illness After 60

By  •  Mindset

As a hospice volunteer, one of the many things I’ve come to understand is that everyone faces serious illness and the prospect of death differently. There’s simply no “right way” or “wrong way” to approach it…
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14 Easy Ways to Keep Funeral Costs Down
1 month 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

3 Tips for Making End-Of-Life Talk Easier
2 months ago

3 Tips for Making End-Of-Life Talk Easier

Berenice looked horrified. In the group I was running, she was coming to terms with the idea that she really needed to speak to her parents about the fact they were coming towards the end of their lives…
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4 Lessons I Learned in Later Life About Dealing with Unexpected Family Drama and Tragedy
2 months ago

4 Lessons I Learned in Later Life About Dealing with Unexpected Family Drama and Tragedy

By  •  Family

It seems a lot like a movie now, but I didn’t choose to see or play a role in this one. I was dragged in as a lead actress in this long-running family drama and was forced to make the best of it…
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