Older man speaking at a funeral - What does grief teach us?

What Does Grief Teach Us?

Isolation, loneliness, emptiness: all very normal feelings when in a state of grief and all of them can feel unbearable at times. It can often feel like there’s just no light at the end of the tunnel and there’s no way we can ever feel better. But as we know, whether it’s through our own […]

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How to Manage Stress During a Funeral

On the whole, there are two types of funerals; the ones we are able to plan in advance, and the ones that take us relatively by shock. For most of us, planning a funeral is likely to fall under the latter category. Even if our loved ones are older or unwell, a passing can still […]

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Do We Still Need Traditional Funerals?

Emotionally speaking, funerals are one of the most important events we ever have to organise, and it is no surprise that people want to get every detail right in honouring the person they have lost. While many people have an idea of what a funeral should be, the possibilities available to mourners are actually far […]

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What Makes a Good Funeral Director

As sad as it is, there will come a time when each and every one of us will need a funeral director. Perhaps it will be to say goodbye to one of our loved ones, or even when it comes to our own last moments. As such, funeral directors play an important role in our […]

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How To Move On During COVID-19

The pandemic brought grief into everyone’s day to day, and not just for those who have tragically lost someone to COVID-19, but also through grieving the lifestyles and experiences we had before lockdown. Grief just feels like it follows us everywhere we go and with the pandemic never seeming to be over, with new variants sending us into new lockdowns and uncertainty being the new norm, it feels as though we might never be able to heal or move on from what we have all been experiencing. 

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How To Plan An Affordable Funeral

When you’ve just lost a loved one, thinking or worrying about money is one of the last things you need on your mind. Unfortunately, whether it be due to the rising cost of funerals or just their own financial situation, many people have no choice but to make money their primary consideration when planning how to say goodbye to the people they love. 

funeral scene - What Are The Responsibilities Of An Independent Funeral Director?

What Are The Responsibilities Of An Independent Funeral Director?

Funeral directors are indispensable to local communities, with local funeral homes acting as important figures throughout history. They behave as a friendly hand to hold, the people who will plan the details of your loved one’s funeral, as well as the person you will go to in order to get expert advice on your local […]