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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.

End of Life Planning is for Everyone: 5 Ways to Save Money on Death Care Costs
1 month ago

End of Life Planning is for Everyone: 5 Ways to Save Money on Death Care Costs

By  •  Family

Despite great advances in medical care, humans still have a 100% mortality rate. Yet fewer than 30% of adults do any end-of-life planning: wills or trusts, advance medical directives and pre-need funeral planning…
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4 F’s for Navigating Through Those Difficult Times
1 month ago

4 F’s for Navigating Through Those Difficult Times

We all know that challenges are a part of life. Yet we are never prepared for them when they appear at our door. “Why are you here, things are going well, leave me alone.” We all get those knocks – the knocks of life…
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How Losing a Sibling Changed My Life Forever
1 month ago

How Losing a Sibling Changed My Life Forever

By  •  Family

If you live to be over 60, loss is inevitable. I anticipated the loss of my parents, knowing the day was looming when they would pass on as part of the natural order of life. What I didn’t prepare for was losing my sister, Linda…
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What to Know About Choosing a Cemetery
2 months ago

What to Know About Choosing a Cemetery

Recently, I arranged a funeral for the husband of a woman named Arlene. The couple did not have cemetery property. Nor had they discussed where they wanted to be buried. They were, in other words, like too many others who haven’t…
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Can Living in Fear Age You Faster?
2 months ago

Can Living in Fear Age You Faster?

Most of us would probably answer yes to that question, although there really isn’t any definitive physiological connection between psychological stress (fear) and premature aging. If you’re looking for a definition of fear…
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How to Celebrate the Holidays When You’re Grieving (VIDEO)
2 months ago

How to Celebrate the Holidays When You’re Grieving (VIDEO)

The Christmas displays go up, holiday music fills the air. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go. Except at your house. Because when you’re grieving, the holidays can hurt…
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Keep Your Memories Safe: How Cloud Services Could Save Your Bacon in a Disaster
2 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 from a couple years ago, NBC Bay Area reported on the plight of a homeowner locked in a dispute with one specific insurer. Thinking they were on to something, they partnered with Telemundo 48…
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The Art of Writing Creative Eulogies
2 months ago

The Art of Writing Creative Eulogies

By  •  Lifestyle

The holiday season is often marked by the loss of loved ones, so it’s a good idea to be prepared for the inevitable. I am a well-published writer, so it seems that when a close friend or family member dies, I’m asked to write the eulogy.
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Can Gratitude Stall Healing? Yes, When It Isn’t Sincere!
2 months ago

Can Gratitude Stall Healing? Yes, When It Isn’t Sincere!

As a life coach for widows, I often talk with people who are using gratitude against themselves. Self-inflicted, forced gratitude is how many people attempt to kick themselves into a better emotional state. It isn’t effective…
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When Domestic Violence Hits Close to Home, Signal for Help!
2 months ago

When Domestic Violence Hits Close to Home, Signal for Help!

Nothing in my life – barring news of the accidental death of my dad – has twisted me so much as the murder of my hair stylist. She was only 37 and a beautiful spirit. I met her about five years ago, when she was going through a divorce…
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