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Hofheide Crematorium Uses Shadow to Create A Work of Art

Modern crematoriums abandon architectural norms in favor of bold designs

In the past, a crematorium had one simple purpose: to cremate the dead. Today, many families now gather in these spaces to remember loved ones. But most crematoriums still lack bold decor or elaborate architecture. They’re not the warmest, friendliest … Continue reading

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Belgium Discusses Legalizing Euthanasia for Terminally Ill Children

Controversial bill proposes euthanasia for terminally ill kids in Belgium

When we discuss what it means to “die a good death,” the question of how we plan our end of life becomes controversial when we broach the topic of whether or not we have the right to decide when we … Continue reading

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The Power of Grief: Widow Stays by Spouse’s Side after his Death

Why a Belgian widow slept beside her husband for an entire year after his passing

When a loved one passes, we suddenly feel our body become susceptible to unimagined emotions associated with death. No one person is exempt from the reality that grief becomes a curious blend of fear, depression, anger and denial that moves … Continue reading

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New Eco-Friendly Coffin for Cremation

The Innovative Soul Ash Solace Coffin from Maximal Design of Belgium

Soul Ash Solace has an innovative design for a funereal vessel- it is made of light-weight materials that are completely biodegradable, (and much less harmful for our planet than showy, lacquered coffins and the like) such as papier-mache and corrugated … Continue reading

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