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Who is Legally in Charge of Your Funeral?

When someone dies, there are many sudden financial responsibilities left to handle on their behalf. Almost every state has a list to describe who has the legal right to control your funeral arrangements. (1. A friend designated in a document. – 2. Spouse. – 3. – All adult children. –…...

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Marking the Final Resting Place

Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult challenges a person can face during their lifetime. Apart from dealing with the sadness and sorrow, family members are faced with some choices; the casket, burial versus cremation, the type of funeral they want to hold, the location of the…...

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The Day of the Dead (Dia de Muertos)

The Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos) is a Mexican tradition celebrated in Mexico and in parts of the USA where there is a high present of people of Mexican heritage. This holiday involves family and friends getting together to celebrate, pray for and remember those who have died, helping them in their…...

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The evolution of cremation in the Catholic church

For most of its 2,000 year history, the Catholic Church only permitted burial and prohibited cremation, they took the line from Genesis (3:19)  “dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return” as a mandate to follow after death, but in 1963 the Vatican reconsidered this rule and allowed cremation…...

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The importance of selecting a good final resting place

Selecting a cemetery should not be the job of those who are left behind, this is something we need to consider and act on while we have the ability to do so. Beyond the obvious functional value of a cemetery, a place where people are buried after they’ve passed, cemeteries…...

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Losing a loved one is a life changing experience, it is ok to look for help

The one constant thing in life is change and losing a love one is one of the most difficult changes a person can experience. Acknowledging this permanent change is something that we cannot easily or quickly adapt to, denial is a powerful force, and often by abusing it we pretend…...

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Learn to treat yourself with compassion after the loss of a love one

The loss of a loved one is always hard on the people who stay behind, but everyone copes with the pain differently, grief is something that everyone’s ups and downs happen at different times and in different ways. Try not to compare yourself to the way others handle this situation…...

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