Tag Archives: Comfort during grief

A Intimate Glance Into the Benefits of a Home Funeral

A mother mourns her daughter with a "non-traditional" funeral

Lucia Maya cared for her daughter Elizabeth, diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma at the age of 21, when she returned to their family home to die. Historically, children often died before their parents largely due to illness and accident. Yet it … Continue reading

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“The Promise” by Tracy Chapman

Heartfelt memorial song gives voice to loss, longing and remembrance

  Tracy Chapman’s song “The Promise” is as much as song of separation as it is of togetherness. As listeners, we can place ourselves in the role of speaker/singer addressing a loved one, but it is just as easy to … Continue reading

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Exercises in Grief: The Button Bouquet

How a simple button bouquet can be a subtle, sweet reminder of a loved one as you grieve.

Grieving Exercises: 3 Tips for a Button Bouquet You adored your loved one. Just not his or her fashion sense (i.e. anything triangle-collared circa 1970). At the same time, it’s hard to let go of someone’s things as your grieve; … Continue reading

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