Memorial Chronicles

January 20, 2015

Grieving For Your Pet: Don't Feel Ashamed

Given the intense bond most of us share with our animals, it’s natural to feel devastated and overwhelmed by feelings of grief and sadness when a pet dies. While some people may not understand the depth of feeling you had for your pet, you should never feel guilty or ashamed about grieving for an animal friend. Pets are beloved and cherished members of the family and when they die you feel a devastating loss.

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January 13, 2015

Grieve Your Way

If you on a grief journey, this post is for you. First and foremost recognize that you are a unique human being and your grief and coping mechanisms are different. Expected stages of grief, self-diagnoses and societal expectations don’t matter. Everyone has rational, emotional and creative sides that create a variety of personalities and call for different grief tools. There is no cookie cutter approach. Grief can suppress your creativity or make you irrational. Recognize it.

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January 05, 2015

How To Plan A Memorable Memorial Service

A memorial service is intended to give meaning to a person’s life. It is a wonderful opportunity for family and friends to gather and remember their loved one while offering support and comfort to one another. Here are a few suggestions on planning a memorable memorial service.

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December 30, 2014

Meeting New Year With Hope

As the ball gets close to dropping in Times Square this year, here are 7 quick ideas that might work for you if you have lost your loved one or beloved pet so you can meet the New Year with optimism and hope.

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December 23, 2014

Ease Your Grief Over Holidays

Instead of bringing warmth, love and excitement, the holiday season can be a painful reminder of missing your loved one or beloved pet by your side. There are some things you can do to help ease your grief. We would like to share 7 tips with you for getting through the holidays.

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December 16, 2014

Find Joy After Loss

This holiday season use your grief experience to go on a self discovery journey to find your life purpose and re-discover joy.

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December 09, 2014

Hey Funeral Directors, Get the Hell Out of the Way!

Jeff Jorgenson runs a green/alternative funeral home, Elemental Cremation and Burial. In this post he asks, “why is it so hard for funeral directors to trust their families?”

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