The First Christmas After a Loss

The first holiday season without your loved one is difficult. How you’ve celebrated the holidays in the past doesn’t mean it has to be the same this year. Consider creating a new tradition, not to run away from your grief or to forget the person who has died, but to…...

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Ways to remember dad on Father’s Day

Father’s Day commercials are everywhere, from Hallmark cards to the latest grill. The holiday can be hard to ignore. For those whose fathers are no longer with them, Father’s Day can stir up mixed emotions, including fond memories as well as grief that he is no longer here....

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The Importance of Acknowledging Grief

Blogger Liz Millar recounts that after her dad died, she remembers returning to the office and feeling uncomfortable because some of her closest colleagues didn’t mention what had happened. “My life had altered in the most profoundly sad way, and yet the people I sat next to every day acted…...

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The Complete Guide to Burials

The Complete Guide to Burials When a loved one dies, one of the immediate next steps is planning the burial. Even those who opt for cremation may choose a cemetery burial, making this a critical consideration for virtually everyone. While it may seem overwhelming at first, with Gardens of Memory…...

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The Complete Guide to Memorial Services

Planning a memorial service can often seem complicated, especially when trying to plan one in the midst of your grief. To help you, we’ve created this simple guide. Here you’ll find everything you need to get started and navigate the decision-making that comes with this life-changing experience....

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Helping a Sister Through Grief – A Sister’s Guide

Life changes fast. Life changes in the instant. You sit down to dinner and life as you know it ends. So begins author Joan Didion’s memoir “The Year of Magical Thinking” in which she shares what life and grieving was like after her husband, fellow writer John Gregory Dunne, died suddenly…...

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