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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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Artist Wears Her Dead Mother’s Clothes in Self Portrait Series

Artist Karolina Jonderko processes her mother's death in touching self-portaits

What does one do with the abundant daily materials that a loved one leaves after they pass — the clothes, kitchenware, trinkets, and the like? Artist Karolina Jonderko found herself in such a situation after the death of her mother in … Continue reading

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“Love Dogs” by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Poem describes the how grief is the remedy, not the enemy, of a broken heart

Thirteenth century Persian poet Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi is widely known for his poems of ecstasy, devotion and praise for the great mystery of the human experience. His poem “Love Dogs” speaks of a cry of longing from both the perspective of … Continue reading

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How Can You Work with a Funeral Director to Plan a Personalized Funeral? An Interview with Amy Cunningham

Funeral Director Amy Cunningham gives us some ideas for planning a funeral that you can be proud of

New York funeral director Amy Cunningham founded the firm Fitting Tribute Funeral Services, and is the creator of The Inspired Funeral blog. A former magazine journalist and blogger for beliefnet.com, Amy has much experience with home vigils, alternative rituals, mixed faith … Continue reading

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