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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.

Cremation 101: What Do You Really Need to Know About That Funeral
18 hours 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)
19 hours 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
20 hours 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
2 weeks 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
3 weeks 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
4 weeks 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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A Different Approach to Finances After 60: How Best to Leave This World vs What to Get from This World
1 month 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 month 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 month 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 months 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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