At this time, most people around the globe are busy compiling their resolutions to ring in the new year. It usually revolves around losing weight, exercising, or hitting work goals. However, celebrating the New Year when your loved one just passed away poses a different challenge. You may have felt the same melancholy and longing to get through Christmas without your loved one by your side. Similarly, New Year’s Eve may also cause the same emotional upheaval, especially if you’ve just recently concluded the funeral services. Instead of feeling relief at the thought of leaving a dark year marred by loss and pain, the new year may bring worries, anxieties, and fears.
Just like adults, children react to death in various ways. This could be influenced by a myriad of factors such as their age, gender, relationship with the one who died, family circumstances, personality, development stage, amount of support given to them, earlier experiences, and how the others around them are grieving.
Always remember that grief is a natural response to a loss, and losing the person you love is complicated. It is even harder for kids who don’t have the emotional maturity, depth of experience, and ingrained wisdom to handle such trying times. Grief has no time table, so you must always be ready to reassure your children and give them comfort. Read more
It is important to remember proper funeral etiquette because good manners make a world of difference to someone who is grieving. Unfortunately, funeral directors share that there are instances where fights have erupted in front of the casket while toppling over the funeral flowers. Please do your best to refrain from disorderly conduct because a funeral is already a difficult time for the bereaved family members. Read more
Life is not easy, and so is dying. A point in time will arrive where a loved one will die, and spending time with them would be the happiest moments of our lives. Death of our loved one will give us despair and grief, which we don’t want to experience. But death is inevitable, and we have to think about the worst-case scenario.
We’ve encountered a lot of quotes in our life. May it be about love, friendship, life lessons, and more. We don’t want to encounter funeral quotes because of the fact that it’s a quote for the person who just passed away. What others don’t know is that most quotes about funerals, deaths, and griefs are actually heartwarming. If you don’t know how to write a eulogy, these quotes can inspire and give ideas on what to include. Read more
Being a diverse region, Southeast Asia does not have a prevailing religion or ethnicity. Funeral customs, therefore, differ significantly even within countries, though most people follow Muslim, Buddhist, or Chinese tradition. Each Southeast Asian country has its own spin on these traditions, and they differ from country to country and even from village to village. Here are some of the different funeral services from Southeast Asian countries. Read more
Stan Lee, the comic book legend, is one of the most influential men in Hollywood, and his life was always an open book. He is the co-creator of some of the greatest superheroes and the most loved stories of all time. Lee passed away on November 12 at the age of 95.
In 2015, which was Marvel’s 75th anniversary, Lee reflected on his own life and published a memoir titled Amazing Fantastic Incredible: A Marvelous Memoir. This memoir was considered as the highlight and one of the ideas for memorial celebrations for him after he passed away. Here are some of the amazing things about Stan Lee. Read more
Grief is a very complicated process to go through and people are almost completely broken by it. The sheer pain itself can stretch a person’s sanity to its limits and it’s a very agonizing thing to feel, let alone to witness. This is why approaching a friend who is in the middle of grieving can be a very sensitive subject. Oftentimes, we decide to let people be and let them deal with the grief in their own privacy, but to some, the thought of simply leaving a friend or a family member alone in a time like this is sort of an act of betrayal. A grieving friend can feel so utterly spent that they just would need somebody to lean on. And sometimes, this task may fall on you. Read more
Oftentimes, sympathizers leave the grave and the family alone after the funeral services. As a result, the surviving members of the family are left alone to nourish their loss. This is really tragic especially if there is only on surviving member of the family. It is an unfortunate thing that you can correct in ways that won’t hurt your personal circumstances. There are many ways you can alleviate the suffering of a person who has just lost a close family member. Read more
The modern resurgence of cremation opened another options for those who have recently loss their loved ones. A growing number of people are choosing cremation over the traditional burial. But there are those who through personal religious conviction still stand for traditional burial methods. How about you? Do you think cremation is better than burial? Or do you still prefer to bury the dead instead of burning their remains because of traditional beliefs? Here are some pros and cons of both burial and cremation that may help you determine which one is better. Read more
Most people would rather think about planning the funeral service of another person. But they won’t do the same thing for themselves because nobody in his right mind would like to say goodbye to this world in an untimely way. However, there is a special day in the United States that is called “Create a Great Funeral Day.” This type of event has been celebrated for the past 11 years. This underlines the need for people to also think about how to create a great funeral. In fact, that was the primary reason why this day was created. Read more