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Planning the Perfect Memorial Candle Light Service

To bring into community grievers utilizing a ritual can be one of the most powerful and meaningful events of remembrance. It can become a family tradition to honor their loved one during the holidays. It can also allow the new griever community in letting them know they are not alone. ... Read on »

What You Can Do For a Person Who is Bereaved

Immediate needs and needs down the road. ... Read on »

Books Recommended for the loss of a child

I read so many books after my 24 year old daughters death. Some I don't remember their names. But I do remember The Shack, Tear Soup, & I Wasn't Ready To Say Goodbye. I even for the first time in my life started reading the bible ... Read on »

Recent Seriously Ill Posts

Practical Ways You Can Help the Seriously Ill

Many of these suggestions come from patients, their families, and experienced caregivers. Support comes in many different forms and means different things to different people, so don't forget to personalize these ideas and come up with your own customized ways to help. Above everything else, remember how important it is to show that you care. ... Read on »

Can Spirituality Improve Your Health

Bottom Line/Health spoke to a leading expert in the healing power of prayer, Larry Dossey, MD, and found that about 200 studies have addressed prayer and health, and two-thirds showed positive results for prayer in treating various health conditions. ... Read on »

What To Say to a Loved One With A Serious Illness

Here are some tips for being that supportive person that we often strive to be ... Read on »

Recent Poems

God's Child On Loan

"I'll lend you for a while a child of mine," He said. "For you to love the while she lives and mourn for when she's dead. ... Read on »

Miss Me but Let Me Go

When I come to the end of the road, And the sun has set for me, I want no rites in a gloom filled room, Why cry for a soul set free ... Read on »

Angel Light

Although you may not see them, you are always in their sight, They bring the gift of love and guidance, It is called the Angel Light. ... Read on »

Recent Stories

Uncle Bill Is Everywhere

As a kid, I thought my uncle’s basement was filled with wonders. Neon signs from local bars hung on the walls. And then there were the mechanical toys. My uncle was known for keeping a crazy collection of battery controlled animals and cars. These were before wireless control and plastic injection molding. ... Read on »

Recent Videos

Randy Pausch - The Last Lecture - Achieving your Childhood Dreams

Randy Pausch - The Last Lecture - Achieving your Childhood Dreams ... Read on »

When Life has you feeling Down, Keep these Words in Mind...

When Life has you feeling Down, Keep these Words in Mind... ... Read on »

Alone With God - Prayer, Encouragement, Meditation Relaxation Video

Alone With God - Prayer, Encouragement, Meditation Relaxation Video ... Read on »

Recent Blog Posts

How to Help Those Grieving the Loss of a Child

Before the loss of my son, I never really understood why people sent food to families after a death. Wow, I appreciated that so much!! I could barely get up and dress myself, so the food was awesome .... Some sent uncooked casseroles that could be frozen and baked whenever, again, wonderful!!! ... Read on »

What Can You Learn about Estate Planning and Divorce from Robin Williams

Divorce not only throws a family into emotional turmoil but it creates many questions and decisions to be made that have enormous consequences in the future. Separating and providing financially for children from spouses is generally the first thought. However, additional thought needs to be given to future children and future spouses and how your estate will be distributed. Robin Williams from first appearance did estate planning right. His financial wealth did dictate some of his planning. He set up a trust to own his real estate, a Napa Valley mansion for sale at 29.9 million and a waterfront home in Tiburon, CA for approximately $6 million. ... Read on »

Losing A Parent, “Take-Aways” from Research That Can Make a Difference

Approximately 1 in 20 children experience the loss of a parent before their eighteenth birthday (US Census Bureau). What is so interesting is when we researched this topic we found both supporting research that this terrible event can have significant outcomes, either propelling individuals to success or driving them in the other direction, to substance abuse and incarceration. Although there is an elevation of risk for negative outcomes, many parentally bereaved children adapt well and do not experience serious problems (Worden & Silverman, 1996) Are there tangible ways we can help children cope with the loss of a parent to better ensure their well being? ... Read on »
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