Understanding Grief: A Guide Through the Grieving Process

For every 1,000 Americans, almost nine will die this year. It’s possible that one of those deaths is of someone to whom you’re close. Death is a taboo subject for many people which is unfortunate. Because grief hits us all at one time or another. Not everyone handles grief the same way but there are some common denominators. Our guide helps when it comes to understanding grief and its common stages. Understanding…

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What to Say to Someone Who Is Grieving (And What Not to Say)

Around the world, 2 people die every second. Every so often, it will happen to someone you know. Few things in life can be as awkward as knowing what to say to a grieving friend. After all, the grieving process is unique for everyone. Knowing what to say to someone who is grieving is as important as knowing what you shouldn’t say. In this post, we’ll consider both. Read on to learn what to…

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5 Funeral Etiquette Rules All Guests Should Follow

In the United States, almost three million people die per year. Most loved ones are laid to rest in a funeral or memorial service. It’s not always an easy occasion, but it’s helpful for processing grief. Different families have different ways of grieving. But there are some things you should know if you’re attending a funeral. Read on for 5 funeral etiquette rules to follow. 1. Be on Time and Watch Where…

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What Is Grief Counseling and Is It Right for Me?

Are you dealing with the loss of a loved one? If so, you’re likely experiencing a wide swath of emotions. You might even feel like shoving those feelings down and ignoring them altogether. Yet studies show that ignoring grief can result in illness and even prolonged despair. To work through your loss in a healthy way, you may want to consider grief counseling. Keep reading for an overview of the counseling process,…

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Positive Podcasts: 9 Inspirational Self-Help Podcasts

Need a daily pick-me-up? Try a podcast! Listening to a podcast is much easier and more convenient than reading a book. That’s why they’ve surged in popularity in recent years. There’s a wealth of self-help podcasts out there to help you improve your mood, your health, and your life. In this post, we’ll give you some of the best ones. Read on to find your new favorite podcast. 1. Happier with Gretchen…

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Tackling Mortality Through Reading: 7 Great Books About Death

People grieve in a variety of ways. Some find that reading books about death helps them to understand and come to terms with the process. If you’re one of them, this post is for you. Read on to find out which books we recommend. Cope with Your Grief with These Books About Death These books will give you new perspectives on life and death. 1. The Thing About Life Is That One…

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5 Tips for Staying Positive After the Death of a Loved One

Death is an unfortunate yet unavoidable part of life. Each day, an estimated 151,600 people pass away. If you recently experienced the death of a loved one, you’re undoubtedly going through a tough time right now. But your loved one wouldn’t want you to feel blue. At the same time, we recognize that staying positive following the passing of a loved one can seem almost impossible. To help, we’ve compiled five things…

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4 Tips to Make a Powerful Funeral Slideshow

After a loved one has passed, everyone enjoys being able to remember him or her in the best ways possible. We want to celebrate his or her life by remembering all of the good times. One of the best ways to do just that is creating a memorable funeral slideshow. A memorial slide show is a heartwarming way to celebrate your loved one’s life in which everyone can be a…

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What to Wear to a Funeral: 3 Dos and 3 Don’ts

In the West, black is the traditional color to wear to funerals. However, in India, Hindu’s at funerals wear white to symbolize purity. In Ghana and South Africa, red is the primary color worn at funerals. But in Thailand, they wear purple, in Myanmar they wear yellow, and Iran they wear blue. There are a few rules of etiquette if you’re planning to attend a funeral. People are already grieving so it’s…

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