Grief

Bereavement Poetry: Meaningful Words for Memorial Services

Finding the right words to say when someone has passed away can be difficult.

When You Cannot Attend a Memorial Service, Writing a Condolence Letter Can Help

When a friend or family member has lost someone dear to them, it is always a good idea to send a condolence letter to encourage them.

Funeral Eulogies: Meaningful Words for Funeral Services

Finding the right words to say in a eulogy can be difficult.

Using Condolence Poems in Eulogies or Condolence Letters

Many people find poetry helps express feelings they are unable to verbalize. This article provides help in choosing the right poem or set of poems for a memorial or funeral service

Celebrate Life: Using Online Memorials and Other Funeral Services to Remember

Celebrating the life of a loved one can be done in different ways.

Grief & Loss

Have you ever lost someone close to you to death? We go through a grief process that was best described by Elizabeth Kublar-Ross in On Death and Dying. In it she talks about the five stages that people go through---denial and isolation; anger; bargaining; depression and finally acceptance. The dying, as well as those who love them, go through these stages although rarely at the same time and these stages are not predictable.

Life Trumps Death

We can?t do a lot about death. We can very much impact life - our own and others.

Releasing Relationship Pain

If you are still hurting from a previous relationship then this article will help you to release that pain and move on.

The Truth About Emotional Intelligence

Too often people confuse emotional intelligence with controlling their emotions; shutting them down and being stoic. This is a tragedy waiting to happen. Read this alternative view on emotional intelligence that honors the experience and pain of living life during difficult times. There is a better response for all.

How to Scatter Cremated Remains (Ashes)

Before heading out to a beautiful location to scatter your loved ones remains, you will want to read this article. While this can be a beautiful, ceremonial and a very healing way of returning a loved one to nature, it can also be a disaster. By following a few guidelines and knowing what your options are, your experience will be much more positive.

Ten Ideas for Creating a Memorial After the Funeral or Life Celebration

Provides ideas for someone who has just lost a loved one and is looking for ideas on how to set up a memorial for their loved one. Many people feel like they want to do more than just have a funeral, memorial service or life celebration, this article will give you some ideas of where to begin.

Sympathy Flowers - Advice from Experts

Flowers have been displayed at the time of one's passing in nearly every culture throughout time, and their importance continues today. At funerals, wakes, memorials, and cremation services, flowers and plants are a sensitive way to commemorate the life of the departed, express heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family, and provide an important element of natural beauty in an otherwise somber environment...

A Simple Formula For Overcoming Fear and Worry

Is fear and worry holding you back from reaching your goals and dreams? Discover a simple formula to overcome your fears and begin moving towards your dreams.

Healthy Grief, Unhealthy Grief

We all know that it is in one?s highest good to grieve the loss of a relationship. Healthy grief releases feelings rather than allowing them to get stuck in the body. Healthy grief allows the griever to heal the loss and move on with life.

Online Memorials: Sharing Family History and Life Stories Online

When we die, we want to leave a life story that can speak to others both now and in generations to come. This article describes how posting a life story on an online memorial service site can help celebrate a life and encourage others.

Katrina - What Its Like To Be An Evacuee

I have run from only two storms in my whole life. Once the year before Katrina, my wife and me retuned the next morning from the first storm that turned away from New Orleans like most of the storms before it.. Katrina wasn?t so merciful. In fact it seems we may never return now, but by no choice of our own.

The Problem with the Rebound

This article contains advice about getting into a rebound relationship immediately after the breakup of another broken relationship. It discusses reasons why a person should not jump right back into the dating scene before they are completely healed emotionally.