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Save Funeral Costs

Save Funeral Costs Helps grieving families to afford the funeral that their loved ones deserve Sadly, fairly recent research has shown that one in five...

Grief – In My Experience

Does grief have legs, wheels or wings; is it a hello or a goodbye; is it positive, negative or a mixture of all of...

Earthly Treasures

What Do the Following Have In Common?Takeaway Clown shoes A set of skis Wizard of Oz costumeNo, it isn’t a new remedy to...

Being Present At Your Own Funeral

I feel it only fair to declare an interest before submitting this piece. A year ago, I was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. I...

For Whom the Bell Tolls

I’m going to break cover, come out of the closet, self-identify as a minority of one and publicly admit that I enjoy the build-up...

Featured

What’s in a Name?

At the beginning of a new year, it can be tempting to think about a bit of a re-brand. If ‘a rose by any...

All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go

The British are becoming a secular people. But when questioned, most prefer to say they that have no religion. Very few will call themselves...

Hope Grows Eternal

The phone call and invite went out the Sunday before. The family kept their fingers crossed that the weather remained fair. Grandma had died...

When a Funeral Goes Wrong

These are not the words you want to read if you are planning a service for a loved one, but of course, there are...

Saying Hello, Saying Goodbye

When the sonographer said – ‘You have a healthy little baby’, we practically jumped for joy. After having several early miscarriages, we were over...

Traditional Funerals

How to Plan a Funeral

How to plan a funeral, whether for yourself or a loved one, is not something we are always fully aware of - so much...

A Guide to Modern Deaths and Doing Death Differently

A Guide to modern deaths and doing death differently can be a useful too in this ever changing world.Coming to terms with the end of...

What Happens Behind the Scenes at a Funeral Directors?

Do you ever wonder what happens behind the scenes at a funeral directors?Despite the fact that almost everyone will need the services of the ‘dismal...

Natural Funerals

All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go

The British are becoming a secular people. But when questioned, most prefer to say they that have no religion. Very few will call themselves...

Hope Grows Eternal

The phone call and invite went out the Sunday before. The family kept their fingers crossed that the weather remained fair. Grandma had died...

Funeral Plans

Why People Don’t Plan Ahead for Funerals

Life is full of to-do lists, errands, activities, hobbies and gatherings. While many of these things bring us great joy, some of them simply...

Making Funeral Plans in Advance

Most people prefer to make prior arrangements for their funerals before their demise so that when the moment finally arrives, their families will not...

Helping Parents Plan Their Funerals

Life is busy and many things demand your attention. In the midst of everything – daily chores, kids, work, friends, extracurricular activities – caring...

DIRECT CREMATION

What is Direct Disposal?

Direct disposal means that the body of a person who has died goes straight off to be cremated or buried without a funeral ceremony.John...

Should I Have a Funeral?

A meaningful funeral can be beneficial in helping surviving family members process their emotions about a loss. According to Russell Friedman, grief expert and...

OPINIONS

Charles Cowling: Are The Big Corporations Taking Over?

A comparison between the funeral and brewing industries in the UK by the very talented Charles Cowling

Wendy Clarkson: We Should Involve The Children

As a parent, we all want to protect our children from pain and grief.   In this day and age we are fortunate that most...

Ru Callender: The Effect Bereavement Can Have On A Family

Functional family, dysfunctional, I love you on deathbed, anger, guilt, the fool tarot card, grounding the energy, magician, there are many insightful glimpses into...

BEREAVEMENT Support

Saying Hello, Saying Goodbye

When the sonographer said – ‘You have a healthy little baby’, we practically jumped for joy. After having several early miscarriages, we were over...

Can I Be Buried on Private Land?

Can I be buried on private land? This is a question being asked more often these days. Private Land Burial is a subject Michael...

How To Tell Your Child That You’re Dying

The nightmare of how to tell your child that you're dying is something hard to imagine. Both of Sydni Dunn’s parents died from AIDS-related...

If You Were Still Alive

If you were still alive... It doesn’t matter that it’s been years since you’ve passed away. It doesn’t matter that half of the people that...

Death Cafes: Share Your Grief With Others

Have you ever considered going along to a Death Cafe?