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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 Best Support a Widow Without Making Empty Promises
6 days ago

How to Best Support a Widow Without Making Empty Promises

By  •  Family

In recent conversations with about 50 women who were widowed suddenly, I asked, “What do you wish you had known?” One of the most common answers was…
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3 Pointers on How to Cope with Planning for a Good Death
1 week 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

10 Creative Ways to Keep Funeral Costs Down
4 weeks ago

10 Creative Ways to Keep Funeral Costs Down

Funerals can be expensive. There’s no doubt about that. In 2017, the median cost of a funeral was listed as $7,360 on the National Funeral Directors Association’s website…
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Dealing with Grief Over Christmas: 5 Tips You Need to Know
1 month ago

Dealing with Grief Over Christmas: 5 Tips You Need to Know

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

I Wouldn’t Be Caught Dead in That! 9 Tips to Help You Pick Your Last Outfit
2 months ago

I Wouldn’t Be Caught Dead in That! 9 Tips to Help You Pick Your Last Outfit

“I wouldn’t be caught dead in that!” This is such a common phrase, even if we just think it to ourselves, rather than say it out loud. Usually, it’s an invitation, Usually, it’s an invitation…
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Grief After a Loss Is Normal Until It Becomes Complicated: How Do You Tell the Difference?
2 months ago

Grief After a Loss Is Normal Until It Becomes Complicated: How Do You Tell the Difference?

By  •  Mindset

As we get older, we start losing friends and family. Sometimes we just lose touch with them, with less visits, less phone calls, less letters. Sometimes they fade away from life because of health conditions…
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Will I Be Happy Again After the Loss of My Spouse? 6 Tips to Help You Embrace the New You
2 months ago

Will I Be Happy Again After the Loss of My Spouse? 6 Tips to Help You Embrace the New You

By  •  Family

Just after the loss of a spouse, we are often absolutely certain that we will never be happy again. Even if it felt remotely possible, being happy again would feel like an insult to our beloved…
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Why We Don’t Have to Live with Fear in Our 60s
3 months ago

Why We Don’t Have to Live with Fear in Our 60s

We don’t have to live with fear! Many people may say they do not fear anything, and so they speak and defend themselves in all situations. They state they have no fear phobias, but in truth, the fears or worries that go into daily living cause us the most stress. Read More

7 Practical Ways to Set Yourself Up for a Good Death
4 months ago

7 Practical Ways to Set Yourself Up for a Good Death

I never thought about death much, other than as a concept, until my husband was diagnosed with cancer in 2010. Then it made its entrance with a bang. Even though he was 65, it felt far too young to be contemplating death. Read More

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