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Mourning Rituals and Why They’re Important

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Mourning Rituals and Why They’re Important

  No one likes going to funerals or memorial services. However, we all recognize that there’s something essential and important about these services and the rituals involved with them. Though we may not share the same superstitions that gave rise to some of the common practices performed in today’s mourning rituals, we can still take comfort in them. Why? Because, for a number of reasons, these mourning and grieving rituals are important, especially in the case of funerals and memorial services. So what exactly do we get from these rituals, and why do we continue to perform them today?  ...

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How to Create a Memorial After Scattering a Loved One’s Ashes

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How to Create a Memorial After Scattering a Loved One’s Ashes

Scattering a loved one’s ashes can be one of the most healing and cathartic moments in the mourning process. You get the chance to take your loved one to their favorite place or to a place they’ve never been but had always hoped to go, and you feel as though their spirit is there with you, watching over you as you scatter their ashes in this special place.   Of course, quite often, when you scatter someone’s ashes, you’ll do it in a place that you can’t easily visit very often. Or, even if the ashes are scattered nearby, you...

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How to Cope With Grief During a Pregnancy

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How to Cope With Grief During a Pregnancy

  For many women, finding out they’re pregnant is one of the most joyful things that they’ll ever experience. While the process of creating a life can be exhausting and emotional, women all over the world agree that it’s also exciting and wonderful, too. Unfortunately, many women today will have to deal with the process of mourning a loved one during pregnancy. If you’re pregnant and someone you love has passed on, the grieving process may be more deeply emotional and more difficult, both physically and emotionally. Here are a few steps to take to help yourself through this difficult...

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4 Practical Ways to Support a Friend Who’s Grieving

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4 Practical Ways to Support a Friend Who’s Grieving

When someone you love is grieving a departed friend, family member, or pet, it’s sometimes hard to know what you can do to support them. Your immediate reaction may be to rush to their home, sit with them, clean their house, and/or cook them a meal, but sometimes your attempts to help will be rebuffed, no matter how well meaning they are. This is because grief is a difficult and tricky process, and sometimes these efforts can feel stifling. So how can you help and support a friend who’s working their way through the grieving process? Here are a few...

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3 Self-Care Tips After a Loved One Passes

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3 Self-Care Tips After a Loved One Passes

After the death of someone you love, it’s easy to get caught up in planning the memorial service, dealing with the estate, and all of the other details that unfortunately come with death. For some people, this kind of busywork is a means to avoid coping with what’s happened so that they don’t have to deal with the mourning process.   Unfortunately, if you dive into work (of any kind, not just planning the funeral and related details) to avoid feeling the loss of someone you loved, eventually all of those feelings are going to come crashing down on you....

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