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Preplanning in tough economic times

Many families are hesitant to make an investment for future funeral expenses, particularly in tough economic times.  Many are focused on taking care of more immediate expenses such as healthcare, housing and education.  However, even a brief look at the benefits of funeral pre-planning shows that it is a sound investment, both for your own […]

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Reconnecting through Facebook

Facebook has changed the world. In seconds you can find a long lost friend or loved one and see his or her relationship status, profession, or new look. Facebook makes it easy to stay up to date with each other’s lives and helps relationships survive the test of time and long distance. When a loved […]

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Proud to Fly the Flag

As we have young men and women fighting for freedom overseas, the words “You’re a grand ole’ flag, you’re a high flying flag” have never rung so true. As Americans, we can be proud of what our country stands for, proud of the accomplishments our countrymen have achieved, proud of the brave men and women […]

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Coping With The Death Of A Child

The parent-child relationship is physically, socially, and psychologically unique from all other human relationships, and no parent ever wants to think about that relationship ending with the death of their child.  However, parents all over the world lose children each and every day, and they must find a way not only to cope, but to […]

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Weddings and funerals: unique celebrations of love and life

If you think that traditional funeral services have to be solemn and, to some extent, cookie-cutter, you may want to reconsider.  In much the same way that a wedding is a grand celebration of holy matrimony, a funeral can be a memorable celebration of your loved one’s life.  Whether it is an intimate gathering of […]

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Stop Promising Yourself, Start Doing

Have you ever wanted to learn a foreign language, travel to Europe or ride a camel? In life, it is so difficult to take the first step but always so rewarding. We go through life wanting to see it all and unless you make moves to realize those desires, they will never be. It is […]

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Losing a Love One to Suicide

Losing a loved one is undoubtedly one of the most difficult experiences in a person’s life.  However, when the death is the result of a suicide, those left behind may face a unique challenge in coping and healing. With this in mind, it is important for those who have experienced a loss from suicide to […]

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We are here for you, even after the service

There is never a time when customer service matters more than when you are planning a funeral. You are coping with a devastating loss and want to be surrounded by people who are empathetic, understanding and willing to help. Losing a loved one is not only emotionally difficult, but it takes a great deal of […]

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Sleep? Too much or not enough?

  How many hours of sleep do you get a night? Not getting enough sleep can negatively affect your health, weight, and energy. Sleep deprivation can cause memory loss, depression, a damaged immune system, or increased observation of pain. However, too much sleep can also be detrimental, making you feel tired and groggy throughout the […]

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Personal Barriers to Caring for Oneself as a Caregiver

What’s the first rule in an emergency on a plane?  Put on your oxygen mask before you assist anyone else.  Caring for yourself is one of the most important—and one of the most often forgotten—things you can do as a caregiver. When your needs are taken care of, the person you care for will benefit, […]

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