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How Rituals And Traditions Can Help Us Heal

Did you know that traditions and rituals can help us to express our deepest thoughts about life’s most magnificent events, especially funerals?

How Rituals And Traditions Can Help Us Heal

Did you know that traditions and rituals can help us to express our deepest thoughts about life’s most magnificent events, especially funerals?

Funeral Flowers – Beautiful or Wasteful?

As a civil funeral celebrant, I find the funeral industry very interesting.  The way that death is a taboo subject and my growing awareness...

Your Complete Guide to Proper Funeral Etiquette

A funeral is an emotional time for a lost loved one’s family and friends. If you have been invited to attend a funeral, it...

9 Tips for Helping a Child Cope Through a Funeral

Most of us dearly love our children and want to protect them from the difficult parts of life. But understanding that a funeral is...

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...

Doing Death Differently: A Guide to Modern Funerals

Coming to terms with the end of your life can be a challenge in itself, let alone planning your own funeral to take the...

Behind the Scenes at a Funeral Directors

Despite the fact that almost everyone will need the services of the ‘dismal trade’ at some point in their lives, the specific job duties...

Natural Funerals

Bury Me In the Back Garden

Bury Me in the Back Garden - how many times have you heard someone joke about what they want to happen to their remains? What ...

If a Funeral Is Respectful, Legal and Dignified – it’s fine!

Having land, wanting to be buried there and then feeling the need to share my privilege with others, set me on the road to...

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 Callendar: 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

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...

How the Death of a Parent Affects a Child

How the death of a parent affects a child. Nicky Fuchs got her first period at her mother’s funeral when she was 11. A few...

Healthy Ways To Grieve Multiple Deaths

Are there really healthy ways to grieve multiple deaths - it sounds a little too far fetched right? For the past 8 years, I...

Death Cafes: Share Your Grief With Others

Have you ever considered going along to a Death Cafe?