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5 Signs You May Want to Consider Grief Counseling

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With so many emotions and things to deal with after a loss, sometimes counseling isn’t something considered right away or can seem an unnecessary concept to some. Many have no desire to open up to a stranger about their deeply personal feelings and experiences. However,[...]

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Life After Loss: Adjusting to Life Without a Loved One

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After the death of a loved one, after the memorial service, after their affairs are in order, the hardest thing to do is learn to live a life without them. All people grieve and cope with loss in their own way and in their own time, but no matter what, everyone must navigate a[...]

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Accounts to Take Care of When a Loved One Passes Away

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After the loss of a loved one, emotions and stress can often make it difficult to remember all there is to take care of once you’ve said your goodbyes. One detail that is often overlooked is the closing, canceling or transferring of your loved one’s various accounts. Below is a[...]

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What To Do with a Lost Loved One’s Social Media Accounts

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Many people are unsure what to do with the social media pages of loved ones after they’ve passed away. While cancelling these accounts is certainly an option, you don’t necessarily have to – you can leave the accounts open and transform them into memorial pages. This is a way to[...]

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Secrets to Living a Full Life and Making the Most of Every Day

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One moment we are five years old running around playing and the next we are all grown up and headed to work. Time tends to go by quickly - sometimes so quickly, we forget to slow down, stop, and smell the roses. Here are a few secrets to making sure you make the most of your[...]

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The Importance of Spending Quality Time with Loved Ones

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We all get busy with everyday life which often leads to spending less time with loved ones, and unfortunately, regretting it later. It’s important to remember that while it may not always be easy, spending quality time with those you love can actually enhance quality of life -[...]

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Tips to Care for Yourself While Caring for a Loved One

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Caring for a loved one can be difficult and both mentally and physically exhausting. When trying to fit everything into a busy day, often the first thing to be neglected is yourself. However, to be at your best and have the energy and positive attitude needed to care for others,[...]

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When a Loved One Leaves You Without Arrangements

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The death of a family member or loved one triggers more than just grief — it launches an overwhelming list of to-dos, especially when someone dies without arrangements having been made. Suddenly, in the midst of trying to grieve, you are faced with litany of tasks that need to[...]

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What to Do with a Lost Loved One's Belongings

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The loss of a loved one is difficult enough, but having to face the heartbreaking chore of going through the person’s belongings afterward can be very emotional and compound your grief. Here are some tips we hope will help you get through this process:

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Dealing with a Traumatic Loss

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No matter the circumstances, the death of a loved one is a deeply emotional and difficult experience. If the death was unexpected or violent, this can affect you even more intensely and prolong your ability to grieve. The reason for this is that, while two distinctly different[...]

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