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Why a Memorial Service Matters

Posted on October 9, 2015 by Cameron Naugle | Leave a comment
Posted under Funeral Etiquette, Funeral Planning, Grief, Sympathy

For many of us, the loss of a loved one is extraordinarily difficult. The emotions we experience, added to helping those closest to us cope with their grief, can make loss feel insurmountable to even the strongest among us. Because of this, it can be tempting to postpone, or simply decide against, having a memorial service […]

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Día de los Muertos and the Significance of Ritual

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Posted under History

From its symbolic candy skulls and costumed processions, to candlelit vigils in cemeteries across the world, Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, offers a way for family and friends to honor the spirits of ancestors who have departed. Throughout Latin America, the Southwestern United States, and more recently other parts of the […]

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On Sharing the Silent Grief of Miscarriage

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Posted under Disenfranchised Grief, Grief

Miscarriages cause a silent grief.  A nameless grief.  Often a disenfranchised grief. A grief for one who had no connections in life.  No schoolmates, no friends, no co-workers … all of which translates to no funeral.  A grief that can’t be shared. A grief to be borne solely by the ones who conceived.  A grief that […]

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Lending a Helping Paw: 6 Adorable Funeral Home Therapy Dogs

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Posted under Funeral Directors, Therapy

Lending a Helping Paw: 6 Adorable Funeral Home Therapy Dogs Posted By: Jess Fowler in News for the Funeral Profession Check out the origional post at: https://www.myasd.com/post/2877650-lending-a-helping-paw-6-adorable Most people might not expect to see a dog in a funeral home, but there really couldn’t be a better environment for man’s best friend. Humans have gained […]

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Consumer Rights – Five Ways Funeral Directors Can Bully Their Customers

Posted on September 25, 2015 by Cameron Naugle | Leave a comment
Posted under Funeral Directors, Funeral Planning

Consumer Rights Five Ways Funeral Directors Can Bully Their Customers by Caleb Wilde in Consumer Rights   © 2006 Gregory Veen, Flickr | CC-BY-SA | via Wylio There are bullies in every business.  In the funeral industry — because of the customers emotional vulnerability and the fact that the purchases are often of high value […]

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