Participation is powerful: Part 1

Posted on March 22nd, 2016
Posted by Cameron Naugle under Funeral Etiquette, Funeral Planning, Grief, Sympathy, Therapy
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https://www.dailyundertaker.com/2008/08/participation-is-powerful.html   Participation is powerful. Often, children lack an opportunity to truly participate in the funeral services for their loved ones. When I was 8 and my brother 9, our father died after a few months of illness. Our mother was insightful enough to arrange for us to participate with readings during the service, and […]

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“I wish I’d spoken at my father’s funeral”

Posted on February 15th, 2016
Posted by Cameron Naugle under Funeral Etiquette, Funeral Planning, Grief, Sympathy, Therapy
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Here is some great advice on giving eulogies from Olivia Mitchell. As she mentions, you only get one chance to do this, so don’t pass it up if at all possible. A professional oration is never expected, but an honest, personal reflection can make a funeral meaningful and healing. I wish I’d spoken at my […]

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Sympathy Vs. Empathy

Posted on November 24th, 2015
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Join Me in Empathy as I Travel to Guatemala with World Vision – See more at: https://www.calebwilde.com/category/death/sympathy-vs-empathy/#sthash.JR0koleW.dpuf A couple years ago we had a late night house call.  My grandfather and I drove up to the house and an uncle came outside of the house to meet us, explaining the situation we were about to […]

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The Sympathy Note: Advice from the Art of Manliness Blog

Posted on October 30th, 2015
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The Sympathy Note: Advice from the Art of Manliness Blog In previous posts, I have shared some of my own thoughts and the work of others on the very important topic of what to say to the grieving. Yesterday on the consistently useful and interesting “Art of Manliness” website, writers Brett and Kate McKay gave […]

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Disenfranchised Grief

Posted on October 14th, 2015
Posted by Cameron Naugle under Disenfranchised Grief, Funeral Planning, Sympathy
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10 Types of Disenfranchised Grief   Grief shared is grief diminished.  When an individual dies, that death throws a web of relationships out of balance, causing the mourners to learn how to live in the new normal.  That new normal is best found together in community. When grief isn’t shared.  When there is no community […]

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