Category Archives: Practical Tips



Our Weekly Tip: Anticipate Your Need for Support

Organize your grief support system in advance of transitions

Our Tip of the Week: If you are anticipating the expected death of a loved one, or if you love someone who will die (which includes all of us), establishing an inner circle of supportive friends, family and community resources well … Continue reading

Posted in Practical Tips | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Our Weekly Tip: Make the Most of a Eulogy

Use our tips to create a unique eulogy to commemorate your loved one.

Our Weekly Tip: Whether you’re writing one or listening to one, eulogies are never easy. While it is definitely important to recall memories of our loved ones after they have died, eulogies have a bad reputation as being long, upsetting and … Continue reading

Posted in Practical Tips | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment



Our Tip of the Week: Regularly Update Your Advance Directive

Updating advance care directives helps avoid medical error and more

Our Weekly Tip: Paperwork takes us out of the moment and seems like a bothersome chore to many people. If you’re not one to dwell on your mortality, writing an Advance Directive can get shuffled to the bottom of your … Continue reading

Posted in Practical Tips | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Our Weekly Tip: Make a Last Letter to Your Loved Ones

Write your letter as you plan the rest of your will

Our Tip of the Week: Writing a will can feel impersonal and even mechanical. After you’ve assigned beneficiaries to your estate and given your doctor end-of-life instructions, you can still feel as though you have more to say. The loose ends of … Continue reading

Posted in Practical Tips | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment



Our Weekly Tip: Create An Altar or Meditation Space to Keep Memories Alive

A physical place to remember creates context for groundlessness

Our Tip of the Week: The experience of bereavement (literally, to be torn apart) often comes with a sense of groundlessness — like the rug has been pulled out from under your feet, throwing you into a free-fall where your … Continue reading

Posted in Practical Tips | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Our Weekly Tip: Planning a Green Funeral When a Loved One Dies Suddenly

Funeral options for young environmentalists

Our Tip of the Week: Most green burials are planned ahead of time. There are times, however, when a death occurs suddenly and the family wants a green burial, often to honor what they believe their loved one would have … Continue reading

Posted in Practical Tips | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment