Tuesday, June 22, 2021

5 Ways to Stop Obsessing That Someone Might Die

Editor’s note: Navigating through these unprecedented times has been hard for everyone. Death seems to be everywhere we look these days, making...

Pet Loss and COVID: How to Help Families During the Pandemic

While the world is full of “can’ts” right now, there are so many things loving pet parents and pet care professionals CAN be doing. Whether the timing is an end-of-life walk or the death is happening right now, pet parents still desire the experience of knowing they could still have a meaningful end in the loss of a precious and loved pet.

Facebook Updates Aim to Help Users Through Grieving Process

Millions of people turn to Facebook during their most joyous moments – and their most painful. Facebook has added updates to its platform in hopes of offering more support to family members and friends as they grieve the death of a loved one.

What is Death Positive Media? (And How You Can Tap Into It)

The grief experience is often a private one, but it seems as if the media is turning a corner against the previously held notion that death and dying are “taboo” topics.

Dr. Wolfelt’s Advice for Families Grieving Amid the Holidays and Pandemic

Bestselling author and grief expert Dr. Alan Wolfelt is sharing some practical suggestions for families to help them through these unique and unprecedented times.

Lessons We Can Learn from Memorials for Kobe Bryant

The new year began on a tragic note with the untimely deaths of basketball legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter, along with seven others, after a helicopter crash.

Can a Video Game Help Those Who Are Grieving?

Certain games have even become a medium for players to engage with painful emotions, as some have plot points related to grief and loss that are incorporated throughout.

When Families Say “We’ll Have a Service Later” — How You Can Be the...

You don’t need me to tell you that COVID-19 has forced hundreds of thousands of American families to postpone services for a loved one who died during the pandemic.

Awakening Gratitude: Sharing Perspective from Dr. Alan Wolfelt

During this morning’s sunrise, I sat down to give more thought to how this pandemic has created an opportunity to wake up to the power of gratitude. As I inventory my gratitude in this article, I invite you to do the same.

10 Ideas Funeral Directors Can Share with Families During COVID-19

More than anyone, those in funeral care understand how beneficial it is to pay tribute when a friend or family member dies. That’s why it’s important to have ideas on hand for families so they can begin the grieving process when normal rituals aren’t possible.