When Your Parent Passes Away

The death of a parent is a profound and life-altering experience. It can be an incredibly difficult time, filled with a range of emotions such as sadness, anger, and confusion. This article will explore what happens when a parent dies, including the immediate aftermath and long-term effects. Immediate Aftermath When a parent dies, shock and disbelief often fill the immediate aftermath. Losing a loved one is always difficult, but the…

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Three Great Jobs You Didn’t Know About

The funeral industry is a vast and diverse field that offers many career opportunities. While many people may think of funeral directors or morticians when they think of careers in the funeral industry, there are many other, lesser-known roles that are just as important. In this blog post, we will explore three lesser-known careers in the funeral industry: funeral service technicians, embalmers, and funeral celebrants. The first lesser-known career in…

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Remembering Your Loved One All Year Long

Losing a loved one is one of the hardest things we will ever go through in life. It can be difficult to come to terms with their absence and find ways to remember them and keep their memory alive. Here are 12 ways to honor and remember your loved one each month. January Write letters or journal entries about your loved one and your memories of them. Putting your thoughts…

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5 Ways to Support Grieving Friends and Family

Grief is a very isolating feeling, so supporting a friend or family member who recently lost a loved one is very important. If you know someone is grieving, these five tips can help you support them. Be Present. Allow someone to share their story about their loved one; this could include details of their death. Doing this is such a kind and loving act. Be utterly present at this moment….

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Gratitude and the Grieving Process

Did you know it’s OK to practice gratitude while grieving? After losing a loved one, feeling grateful is not something many anticipate while suffering. Yet, it’s not impossible to find yourself filled with an outpouring of gratitude following your loss.  How we show our gratitude can affect the healing process. Gratitude can help bring together the past, present, and future and assist in closing the gap between you and your…

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Thoughtful Ways to Remember a Loved One on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving. A holiday to give thanks and enjoy three things: food, family, and football. This is great for most, but for some, the loss of a family member hits them hard at this time of year. So while you’re giving thanks and gathering with friends and family, here are some things you can do to include your loved one and their memory during your Thanksgiving holiday. Set a Place for…

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What is a Grief Retreat?

What is a Grief retreat? It’s a place to get away from your routine and join a community of people who understand and share in your grief. But these types of retreats are so much more than a temporary escape for those struggling with loss. Grief can be an isolating experience for many. Grief retreats can provide a safe space for someone to gain valuable tools to cope with loss….

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Are the Five Stages of Grief Correct?

When you lose a loved one, you hear a lot about the stages of grief. You know, denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. We’ve all heard of them; they’ve been ingrained in our heads forever. But what f they aren’t correct? Do you know where they originated? We do! Take a look! Where Did the 5 Stages Originate? Introduced in the 1969 book titled On Death and Dying by Elisabeth…

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Five Fun Fall Activities in Pennsylvania

We are lucky to live in a state with a change in seasons. Pennsylvania is the perfect place to be in the fall and has so much to offer its residents and visitors. In no particular order, we’ve completed a list of our five favorite things to do in the fall in Pennsylvania. Take a look, then take a ride to check them out! Highland Orchards Fall Apple Festival, West…

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Best Choices for Funeral Attire

Last month we shared the top three things you should NOT do at a funeral. One of those things was not to dress like you’re headed for a night out and to ensure that your clothes are clean and pressed. Today we will dig a little deeper into what proper funeral attire is and what are the best choices you can make when deciding on your clothes for the day….

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