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Designating an Executor of Estate in the UK

0 / April 11, 2014 11:25 am

An Executor can be very helpful in the initial days after a death. They can help to obtain and disseminate a will or directive, and can also make decisions…

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Advantages of Preparing a Will in Advance

0 / February 23, 2014 11:16 am

Despite its natural, inevitable nature, death is an uncomfortable subject for many people. Turning attention to what life might be like for others, once…

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The Role a Stonemason Plays in Selecting a Memorial

0 / February 17, 2014 10:18 am

Stonemasons play an integral role in the process of creating and selecting a memorial for loved ones that have passed away, yet their role is often under…

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5 Funeral Supplies for Green Burials

2 / October 28, 2013 8:53 am

Green burials are designed to leave a minimal impact on the environment. Traditional burials take up vital space in the ground, and non-decomposing coffins…

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Grief Speaks: “How Can I Be Alone?!”

0 / September 27, 2013 4:31 pm

In the days following a death, there may be multitudes of supporters, friends, and family members surrounding and supporting you. But, soon enough…

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When Life Has Been Turned Upside Down

Donna Miesbach / April 16, 2014 9:58 pm

If someone had asked me twenty years ago what I thought I would be doing now, I can assure you my answer would have come nowhere close to where I am. […]

Wedding Rings and Worldly Things

Melinda Lyons / April 16, 2014 6:17 pm

After I was widowed, I became part of a group of men and women who had each also suffered the loss of a spouse. We often got together and discussed ou […]

The Perfect Gift

Beth Marshall / March 12, 2014 6:43 pm

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The Rise of Humanist Funerals

Your Tribute / February 27, 2014 5:43 am

A funeral, without a doubt, is the most personal event that a person can be associated with. While tradition once meant that people came to expect a r […]

Helping Teens Walk the Tightrope of Grief

John Kennedy Saynor / February 23, 2014 7:32 pm

When an adolescent experiences the death of a family member or friend, often adults related to the young person stand by helplessly wondering what to […]

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