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Candles Used in Both Death and Dying

The significance of candles plays a role in end-of-life rituals around the world

The first known use of a candle dates to China in 206 BC. Thus, it’s no wonder that candles in the home have retained a strong role in both cultural and religious observances for those who are dying or who have … Continue reading

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October Marks Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

The month, specifically October 15th, serves as a remembrance for babies that were lost to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, SIDS, etc.

Losing an infant is extremely difficult. In an effort to raise awareness of such a highly sensitive and difficult topic, October was designated as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month back in 1988 by President Ronald Reagan. Even in 2014, … Continue reading

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