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When a White Christmas Turns Blue: Surviving Grief During the Holidays

Posted on December 22, 2015 by Cameron Naugle | Leave a comment
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While everyone seems festive and joyful, you’re feeling blue — downcast and sad — weighed down by grief. It can feel extremely lonely when your heart is heavy with sorrow but those around you are expecting you to smile and be happy. If you’re grieving the loss of a loved one, it is anything but […]

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Getting Through the Holidays: Advice from the Bereaved

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Camille Wortman, Ph.D The signs of the holiday season are ubiquitous:  holiday decorations in the stores, piped in Christmas carols, holiday displays at the malls, TV programs focusing on selecting the perfect gift, holiday parties and gift exchanges at work. In many cases, this bustle of activity contrasts markedly with the emptiness and despair of […]

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Even Funeral Directors Die

Posted on December 15, 2015 by Cameron Naugle | Leave a comment
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Today’s guest post comes from the innovative Jeff Staab.  Jeff was a funeral director for 20 years; and eventually translated that experience to his entrepreneurial enterprise “Cremation Solutions”.  Jeff has produced the fringe Personal Urns and has recently introduced the beautiful and innovative “Your Touch Portraits.”  Jeff brings a creative spark to the funeral industry.  Check out his […]

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Healed By Grief

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The following guest post is written by Alise Chaffins: A popular television show that ran during my formative years was Roseanne. It detailed the everyday life of a blue collar family trying to make it in the world. I watched the show, but it never fully resonated with me because I had a hard time […]

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Our Bodies, Ourselves

Posted on November 30, 2015 by Cameron Naugle | Leave a comment
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  A funeral director wants to bring death back home. BY REBECCA MEAD Caitlin Doughty, who was about to open her first funeral parlor, in Los Angeles, gazed at a skull that she had put on display above the desk in her office. Although it was plaster, the skull was a provocative presence in a […]

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