3 Ways to Clean Out a Loved One’s Estate

When you are dealing with the loss of a loved one, the entire ordeal becomes more difficult when you have to clean out the home or estate of the deceased. Your emotions are already all over the place and trying to work through the memories and physical items can be downright overwhelming. If you have been left with the task of emptying the estate and selling the home, these tips might help you find the process more manageable. Divide Up the Labor The volume of labor involved … [Read more...]

7 Heartfelt Ideas to Preserve the Memory of a Loved One

Losing a loved one is one of the hardest things you could ever experience. One of the scariest things to experience after the death of a friend, family member, partner, or pet is coming face-to-face with the idea that their memory may fade away with time. That’s an unfortunate fact about life; the memories will start to fade until they eventually disappear unless someone keeps them alive. Deciding on the best way to preserve the memory of a loved one can be tough. You’ll want to honor their … [Read more...]

What Makes An Exceptional Funeral Director?

Losing a loved one is the most stressful event in anyone's life. Bereavement and emotional upheaval, sadness and even questioning one's own beliefs are part of the process of coming to terms with that loss. The detail of funeral services and dealing with other grieving parties can result in even the most emotionally people falling prey to depression and panic.  In times like these individuals need to know that there is someone to help. Someone professional, experienced and yet … [Read more...]

Honoring a Loved One Post-Cremation

Losing a loved one is never easy, and the hassle of planning the perfect memorial can often be overwhelming. Honoring the life they led and dealing with the loss on a personal level is a lot to handle during an emotional time.  After cremation services are performed, creating an environment for the deceased’s family and friends to properly honor their legacy doesn’t have to be a burden. Here are a few tips to ensure your final goodbyes are both memorable and honorable.  Preparing … [Read more...]

How to Plan a Funeral’s Order of Service

There are certain elements of a funeral service that are quite practical. Funeral services are in themselves special opportunities of honoring the life that someone led, their beliefs and values. A funeral service can be considered to be an occasion for reflection, thanksgiving, grieving and the celebrating the life of someone. Funeral Directors are professionals who are charged with the duty of handling logistics, paperwork as well as practical elements of planning a funeral service. The aim is … [Read more...]

It’s Not Goodbye, It’s See You Later

If you follow my blog, you know that my dear mother passed away May 10th.  Losing her has been the most difficult thing I have ever gone through, and I have been through a lot in my 22 years already.  My mom was my best friend, my everything.  She was always the first person I went to when I had good news (after my husband, of course) and the one I went to for advice.  She taught me so much.  To treat people the way you want to be treated and to always stand up for yourself and your family, … [Read more...]