How to support a grieving friend

If one of your close friends has ever experienced a major loss, you know that watching somebody you care about suffer is, in itself, a type of suffering. Understand that there’s no way to solve all of your friend’s woes during this time. You can, however, offer support. Here are some ways you can be there for somebody you care about when they’ve lost somebody close to them. Listen and…

Top Five Grief Myths & Realities

There are many myths associated with the grieving process, and it can be frustrating for those who are grieving to hear false information during such an emotional time. It is important to understand that the grieving process is different for each person, and there is no “right” or “wrong” way to grieve. In order to effectively process these grieving emotions, whether that is for ourselves, or perhaps to be a…

Honoring your love after a death

Birthdays and other special occasions can be difficult for those who have lost a loved one. Facing a day that’s supposed to be filled with love, often, inevitably turns into a day consumed with grief. “Grief is just love with no place to go.” –Jamie Anderson. At our funeral home, we believe that grief and love coincide. Remember, just because your loved one isn’t physically with you doesn’t mean that…