Loss Articles

Planning a funeral is not a fun task for anyone. Sorting through the emotions involved in losing a loved one can be difficult enough, and needing to plan a funeral on top of that can really complicate things. Still, it n ...

Category: Funeral, Loss

cremation, funeral, Grief

Grieving the loss of a loved one is not an easy process. Losing someone close to you may be one of the hardest things you go through. The first few days are likely to be the hardest, as you go through the many emotions o ...

Category: Funeral, Loss

Grief

The commonly repeated axiom that funerals benefit the living more than the dead may have some truth to it, especially if you consider loved ones’ need for closure. Yet what if you hold a funeral for someone while h ...

Category: Funeral, Loss

funeral, culture, Grief

Death is often regarded with equal parts curiosity, awe, and fear, so it’s not surprising that humans have developed complex belief systems and rituals to deal with it. Since it’s sometimes hard to tell wheth ...

Category: Funeral, Loss

culture, Grief, future

A funeral service addresses what may be a universal need to say goodbye through ceremony. Most religions follow their own practices regarding services, but ceremonial differences may have as much to do with cultural infl ...

Category: Funeral, Ceremonies, Loss

funeral, Grief

If you’ve seen any mass media coverage about Stephen Hawking’s passing this past March, you’ve probably witnessed praise of the late physicist that he “surpassed his disabilities” and excell ...

Category: Loss

culture, Grief

In the West, a funeral is usually where you’d pay your last respects to a deceased person. Yet both older and newer alternative traditions exist that still let family give an honorable, memorable goodbye to a loved ...

Category: Funeral, Society, Loss

funeral, culture, Grief

There is no pain greater than loss. When someone you care for deeply has passed away, it can leave behind a hole in your life that seems impossible to fill. As time passes and the emotional wound begins to heal, you may ...

Category: Loss

funeral, Grief

Life brings with it both joyous and sorrowful events, so you’ll most likely have to attend the funeral of a friend, loved one, coworker or community member at some point in your life. Especially in the digital age, ...

Category: Funeral, Loss

funeral, Grief

Many end-of-life traditions in the Western world are based on Christian customs. From the songs that are sung to their orders of services, funerals have been typically structured from Christian worship rituals and conduc ...

Category: Funeral, Loss

funeral, Grief