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8 Tips for a Celebration of Life Service

A celebration of life ceremony is a beautiful way to honor late loved ones and the lives they lived. We offer some insights and tips on how to prepare such a service and encourage other celebrants to honor their life.

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Considering Different Burial Options

It's likely that when we think of burial options the traditional burial comes to mind; here we explore other options from cremation to space burial. With such options available, it may be time to consider an alternative.

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Have You Been Asked To Speak at a Funeral? Here Are Some Tips

Being asked to offer a reading at a funeral is a great honor, but can feel daunting to many. Public speaking is a great fear for many people. We include some tips to navigate the intricacies of speaking at a funeral.

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Open-Air Funerals in Zoroastrianism

The Zoroastrian faith is ancient in its origins, but there are many who still practice this religion today. One of the unique practices they incorporate are open-air funerals, using dakhmas to dispose of remains.

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How Do You Show Condolences When You Can’t Attend a Funeral?

Care packages can be easy to put together, even when you don’t know the family very well. Start with a selection of nice teas or coffees and some chocolates and nuts or other gourmet foods.

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How To Plan the Unexpected Funeral

Losing a loved one can be one of the most challenging things a person goes through, and this is especially true when the death is sudden and unexpected. You may feel inundated with emotions.

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Excessive Drinking at Funeral Kills Several Attendees

Drinking is a common pastime and social event in Vietnam, so much so that the residents of that country have a word for it. Nhau means to feast and drink with friends for no reason.

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A Selection of Funeral Traditions From Around the World

Across the Philippines, funeral traditions vary greatly from one region to the next. In Apayao, for example, the Isnag people have a custom that many Westerners would find unusual.

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On the Death of the Queen

The coffin was taken to the Queen’s country estate in Balmoral, where she was staying when she passed away. It was displayed in the ballroom, so the household staff could say their goodbyes to the much-loved monarch.

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What Can a 78,000-Year-Old Grave Tell Us About Human Grief?

In May 2021, National Geographic reported an amazing find: a 78,000-year-old grave. While its mere age is astonishing enough, there’s another reason this gravesite is important.

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