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How to Help Aged Relatives Unable to Attend a Family Funeral

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How to Help Aged Relatives Unable to Attend a Family Funeral

      It is not at all unusual that a family will have at least one relative who is too far and/or infirm to attend a funeral. This can be a source of great pain for that loved one if they were close to the person who has died, and it is very important to support them through their grief. This can mean visiting them more, listening to them when they talk about their pain, and understanding that no matter how old or ill they might be, they will still have to process their grief. They will have to...

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Tips for Supporting Those Who Have Suffered Loss

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Tips for Supporting Those Who Have Suffered Loss

      It is so difficult to know what to say or do when a friend or family member has suffered a loss. We express our condolences, offer support, but we might also feel quite helpless. This is a time to know how to offer support that they can really use. This does not mean "fixing" what is wrong, because that is not possible. What is wrong is they are grieving and will need someone they can count on to help them navigate that painful process. Understand Loss and Grief One amazing way to support someone who is dealing...

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Dealing With Death in Hard Times

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Dealing With Death in Hard Times

    The death of a loved one, whether human or pet, is never an easy thing to overcome. Whether it was an unexpected loss or one that had been anticipated due to illness or age, it is still a very challenging issue. It becomes even more difficult when it occurs during a difficult or trying time. For example, women who are pregnant and lose a loved one or seniors who lose their partners while they, themselves, are struggling with failing health may find it especially difficult to work past the loss of a loved one. However, even difficult financial...

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Why Give Memorial Jewelry?

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Why Give Memorial Jewelry?

Ask anyone who has suffered the loss of a loved one and they will admit to many moments of forgetting that the person they lost is "no longer here". That immeasurable distance between ourselves and those we have lost can feel like a physical pain. This is one of the hardest parts of grieving - accepting that we will be unable to see, speak or be with our loved one again. Whether we have lost a friend, family member or a pet, the pain of loss is very difficult to overcome. Sometimes, we think we are getting better and a...

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3 Ways to Honor and Commemorate a Departed Loved One

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3 Ways to Honor and Commemorate a Departed Loved One

When someone you love passes on, it’s difficult to cope with the idea that you’ll never see them again. You’re told that it’s okay to take your time to grieve, but in time you’ll have to let go. That idea can be suffocating, especially when you think back on all of the memories that you have of and with your departed friend, spouse, or family member. Whether you’ve known them your whole life or you’ve only been close for a few months or years, the loss can be overwhelming.   Instead of just “letting go”, one of the best things...

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