Dressing for a Celebration of Life
When someone dies, we need an opportunity to say goodbye, to honor their loves, and to celebrate the legacy they left behind. However, on many occasions, families want to hold a memorial service or a celebration of life ceremony instead of a traditional funeral. The rise of a celebration of life ceremonies is partly due to the need for family and friends to personalize their loved one’s funerals.
WHAT TO SAY WHEN SOMEONE DIES?
Choosing what to say to someone when a death occurs can be uncomfortable and challenging. While we want to express our condolences, we are also anxious of saying the wrong things. After all, when someone experiences the death of a loved one, they might be overwhelmed with emotions and grief, which can result in different reactions to our words. Often, the most comforting things are not in the forms of words but the generosity of our presence.
HOW DO I TELL MY FAMILY I WANT TO BE CREMATED?
Having end-of-life conversations with our loved ones is perhaps one of the most challenging things we ever do. It may be even harder on them than it is on us. Everyone has a different reaction to coping with the loss of a loved one, even if that loss hasn’t happened yet.