Our legacy is what kindles memories in those that succeed us. A legacy isn’t necessarily crafted or created. It just develops over time. It is passed on. Learn what a legacy is as you contemplate what your own personal legacy consists of.
If someone you love is in the end stages of life, you may have many questions. How much time do they have before death? Will you know when they are about to pass away? How can you ensure that you are there when death occurs? Let’s look at what happens minutes before death, including the physical signs you may look for to know death is imminent.
In past years, burial with a memorial granite gravestone was a popular choice for almost everyone who passed away in the US. However, in recent years, the popularity of cremation is increasing. When you choose cremation for yourself or a loved one, you receive ashes. Let’s look at everything you want to know about cremation ashes.
In 1958, less than 4% of Americans chose cremation. However, in 2021, cremation is a popular choice for families and those making preparations for their own memorials. With so many choosing cremation, it makes sense to consider what cremation services include.
If you own a home or a bank account, you have assets you’d like to protect if you need long-term care. Nursing home care costs can eat away everything you’ve saved over the years. However, there are ways of protecting assets from nursing home costs. Let’s look at the possibilities for keeping more of your hard-earned money while leaving more for your loved ones when you die.
Because most parents care about their children, it makes sense that as we grow, we would learn to care for them in return. When a parent passes away, it can feel like a piece of your self is gone. However, honoring your father and mother in their passing can help you grieve and move forward with hope. Learn ways to honor your parent in their death.
“If you’ve ever suffered the throes of grief, the idea of anything good coming from death seems cruel. Entertaining the idea feels impossible. That’s normal. It takes time and distance to get a broader, more accurate perspective. It’s worth the trouble to gain it because getting a fresh perspective on this loss can help you endure it and live a more meaningful life.”
When someone close to you passes on, the grief can feel overwhelming. One of the ways to work through pain is by expressing your feelings through art. You may want to recreate a cherished memory, commission a portrait, or write a song. However, you choose to remember, there is an artistic medium that fits your budget, talents, and taste. Remember your loved one in your own unique way. Let’s look at nine innovative and creative memorial ideas.
When a loved one passes on, you want to honor their life. Spending time with friends and family can help relieve a bit of the heartbreak. However, funeral memorial ideas can also help you and your loved ones process your grief.
If you want to plan a funeral or celebration of life, but better or different from the usual kind of traditional funeral, you are not alone. If you’re looking for different ways to celebrate a loved one’s life, or if you want to make a unique kind of plan to celebrate your own life when you’re gone, consider these ideas. Learn about funeral options for non-traditional individuals.