How to Select a Garden Memorial Bench for Your Loved One

How to Select a Garden Memorial Bench for Your Loved One

Nothing can heal the hurt left over after someone you love passes, but finding something symbolic that can honor the person lost can bring comfort.

Memorial benches are one of the most popular choices when it comes to commemorating a death and remembering the person you loved. They come in all different shapes and sizes, allowing you to find what works best for you.

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Good Gifts for Sympathy: What You Can Get Someone That Isn’t Flowers

Good Gifts for Sympathy: What You Can Get Someone That Isn’t Flowers

When a friend or family member loses someone they love, flowers can be the go-to sympathy gift. 

Flowers are beautiful, accessible, and relatively affordable. You can place an order with a local florist or an online service and they can be to the recipient within 24 hours or less. 

Flowers aren't always the best option for a sympathy gift, however. At least not for everyone. 

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What is a Good Gift for Someone Who Lost a Parent?

What is a Good Gift for Someone Who Lost a Parent?

Reaching out to offer love, support, and sympathy gifts to someone you care about following a loss of their parent can play an important role in their healing. In this post, we're going to take a look at what to give someone who lost a parent, including sympathy gifts specific to the loss of a mother, loss of a father, and loss of a young parent of a child. 
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3 Grief Resources Everyone Needs After Experiencing a Loss

3 Grief Resources Everyone Needs After Experiencing a Loss

Processing the death of someone we cared about can rock us to our core. It can cause us to face our own mortality, adjust our lives, and even question our fate. In some cases, the loss may even cause a lack of stability in your life, either emotional or financial.
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5 Ways Different Cultures Honor & Mourn The Deceased

5 Ways Different Cultures Honor & Mourn The Deceased

Here in the United States, the process of mourning following a death typically involves sending a sympathy gift and attending a funeral. People often bring food and send flowers or donations to charities supporting research for medical conditions that led to the passing of the individual.

Cultures all over the world grieve a loss and honor lost loved ones in a number of different ways, however.

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What to Do Following An Employee Death

What to Do Following An Employee Death

Most people live with the hope of retiring and living their best lives after they’ve exited their career. Unfortunately, not everyone gets that chance. Some individuals pass away before their time, leaving family, friends, managers, and coworkers grieving in the aftermath.
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Words of Comfort on Anniversary of Death: How to Reach Out to Those Who Are Grieving

Words of Comfort on Anniversary of Death: How to Reach Out to Those Who Are Grieving

Anyone who has experienced a loss knows that the anniversary of the passing of a loved one can be extremely painful. This is always true, though the first anniversary may be particularly challenging to face. 

The realization that it's been a whole year and having all the memories (both good and bad) can be almost traumatic to our systems as the loss. 

Even if several years or even decades have passed, the anniversary of death is never easy.  

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How to Cope with Grief & Loss During the Holiday Season

How to Cope with Grief & Loss During the Holiday Season

When we think of the holiday season, we're supposed to be flooded with those warm, fuzzy feelings that you typically experience growing up. You think about the glittering of Christmas lights, crispy latkes, or even just a warm glass of cider after Thanksgiving dinner.

A time that's so centered around family and togetherness, however, can be particularly painful for those who are coping with grief and a loss. This is particularly true if it's your first holiday season missing a loved one.

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Why Personalized Sympathy Gifts Mean So Much More

Why Personalized Sympathy Gifts Mean So Much More

It's not uncommon to find yourself at a loss for what to do or how to express sympathy when someone you care about has lost someone they loved. This is true whether it's a friend, a family member, a coworker, or even a client of your business.

You don't want to be overwhelming, but a sympathy card also just doesn't seem to cut it. You want to do something, but finding the right gesture is difficult.

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8 Memorial Etiquette Rules You Should Know

8 Memorial Etiquette Rules You Should Know

Memorials, funerals, and wakes are somber events, and it's common for people to find themselves uncomfortable and unsure of what's expected of them.

This isn't overwhelmingly surprising, especially since many avoid talking about death whenever possible. Because of this, however, sometimes accidental missteps are made during a time that should be treated with sensitivity and care.

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Loss in the Time of COVID: How to Cope & Support Loved Ones

Loss in the Time of COVID: How to Cope & Support Loved Ones

Losing a loved one is amongst many people's deepest fears. The passing of someone we care about, whether it's a family member or a friend, can be unbearably painful. The one glimmer of positivity during a loss, however, is that the bereaved are typically surrounded by their support system. People show up with homemade dishes, attend memorials, and lend an patient ear.

Now, however, that isn't always an option with social distancing still a necessity in many areas due to COVID-19.

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6 Memorial Gifts to Remember Someone You Lost in a Beautiful Way

6 Memorial Gifts to Remember Someone You Lost in a Beautiful Way

Losing someone we love-- whether it's a family member, a spouse, or even a pet-- is never easy. It's a hard transition, and it can be easy to become consumed from the loss and the trauma itself. While we're processing, it's so easy to find yourself fixating on the pain or the hard times leading up to the loss that it's difficult to remember the good times that came before.

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