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Carmen Nyllian Villafane Lopez de Victoria, 83, of Jacksonville passed away March 21, 2019. She was committed to her...

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Mary Jean Lamson Paul Hirsig, born in Jacksonville on January 11, 1927, was the daughter of Jean MacDonald Mason...

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

– Harriet Beecher Stowe

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Grief & Healing

You Must Make Friends with the Darkness Before You Can Enter the Light

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

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Helping Your Family Heal After Stillbirth

Few events in life bring about such warm and wonderful feelings of anticipation as the announcement of a pregnancy. As soon as you and your family learned you were expecting, you naturally began to have hopes and dreams for the future. These hopes and dreams take on a life of their own and begin to

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Finding the Right Words: Guidelines on how to talk to grieving children about death

Through the years I have learned a great deal from many grieving children and their families. They have taught me which words work best when talking to children about death. Here are some general concepts I suggest companions use when talking with children about death, dying, grief, and mourning. Talk openly about death The child’s

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How to Put Together a Nice Funeral

How to Put Together a Nice Funeral

When a loved one dies, the last thing you want to do is plan the funeral. You’ve got so many thoughts swirling around in your head – a funeral is a lot to deal with. However, a funeral is a great way to honor and celebrate a loved one’s life. It’s a “see you later,”

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How to Create a Great Eulogy

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

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

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

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