There are as many ways to memorialize our loved ones after they die. There are religious practices, family traditions and individual preferences. There is never a right and wrong and we either honor the wishes, sometimes they are set-up prior to a loved ones death or we make a decision based on what we think is best.
I encourage people to follow their heart and that comes from that deep place of knowing what is meaningful to that loved one who… Continue reading
By Kristen Brown
You know them – all the sayings people tell us that are supposed to make us feel better when we face tough times. But here’s the thing, finding a silver lining is darn near impossible when we are so stuck in our emotions and negativity that we can’t see it. The key to getting through pain is to clear away the cobwebs so we can see the potential for future joy in the first place.
When I was widowed unexpectedly at age… Continue reading
Healing our broken hearts from our losses is difficult and I think it takes time and it takes work on our part. We don’t just get over grief to all of sudden become whole with our life again, it is a process and when we are actively grieving meaning that we acknowledge our loss, experience the pain and sorrow and all that goes along with that and we mourn.
Part of the grieving process is learning who we are and how our life has changed without the physical presence of our loved ones. This varies with the… Continue reading
Recently I went to a nearby small town art fair, which was a delightful way to spend a nice Saturday in the summer. While walking down the side walk of this small town, I spotted this sign in front of a restaurant. I loved it because it spoke so much to me about how we all live our lives.
Life is so full things we “should do”
I started to think about all the things in life that we are supposed to do, or should do and how they are done in cultural or societal defined ways.… Continue reading
When we attend someones funeral everyone is reminiscent over the person who died. We remember their life, if they died young we talk about how unfair it is and if they had a long life we often talk about their accomplishments. But the one thing we all realize at a funeral is that all we have are memories. Yes, I have always said that death teaches us much about life.
Ask yourself now, how do you want to be remembered?
I have suffered many of my own personal losses and when writing the obituary following the death… Continue reading