Recent Obituaries

Edrie Nasworthy, 80, of Jacksonville, Florida passed away January 20, 2019. Survivors include sons Bruce, Dale...

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Ray F Cochran, foster son of the late Iva and Joseph Mccourtney was born March 23, 1933 in Long Beach, California...

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George Santayana, at the age of 90, passed away on January 5, 2019. George was born in Providence, Rhode Island and...

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The Bitterest tears shed over graves are
for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.

– Harriet Beecher Stowe


Grief & Healing

You Must Go Backward Before You Can Go Forward

A paradox is a seemingly self-contradictory statement or situation that is in fact often true. The paradox of mourning we will consider together in this article might, at first glance, seem self-contradictory, but as I will reveal, it is actually a forgotten Truth with a capital T. It’s a Truth we must rediscover because it


Helping Yourself Heal When an Adult Sibling Dies

“To the outside world we all grow old.  But not to brothers and sisters.  We know each other as we always were.  We know each other’s hearts.  We share private family jokes.  We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys.  We live outside the touch of time.” —Clara Ortega Your brother or sister


Helping Infants and Toddlers Cope with Grief

When Someone a Baby Loves Dies When someone a baby loves dies, knowing what to say or do can be difficult. How do you tell a toddler that his favorite grandpa is dead? What do you do when a baby whose mother has died cries all the time and refuses to eat? Indeed, young children



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How to Create a Great Eulogy

Death is hard, and it can be even harder to put into words your thoughts and feelings about a loved one who has died. A funeral comes so quickly, and for many of us, we’re still processing that this person is no longer with us, so to create a eulogy for them seems like a


Ways You Can Help Someone Who is Grieving the Loss of a Loved One

When someone we love dies, it can feel like a part of us died with them – something is missing. At some point, all of us will experience losing a loved one in our life. So, when someone we know loses a loved one, we can empathize with them. We understand the grief and sorrow


How to Handle the Holidays After Losing a Loved One

As the song says, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” From carols and desserts to songs and gifts, holiday cheer is in the air, but not for all. This time of the year can be hard for those who have lost a loved one, especially if this is their first holiday season without

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