5 Ideas for End-of-Life Planning on a Budget

5 Ideas for End-of-Life Planning on a Budget

by Dave Blake August 12, 2020

Many people are shocked to discover how much end-of-life expenses can actually be. At last check, the average cost of a funeral tops out around $11k – and that number is expected to rise in the coming years. Rather than leaving the burden of paying for your final arrangements to your loved ones, here’s how you can get everything taken care of, even if you’re on a budget

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7 Signs It’s Time to See a Grief Counselor

7 Signs It’s Time to See a Grief Counselor

by Dave Blake August 03, 2020

Grieving the loss of a loved one is never easy, and there’s no one-size-fits-all way to mourn. There are many healthy and effective ways to cope with and work through grief, here are 7 ways.

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How to Write a Eulogy – A Step-by-Step Guide

How to Write a Eulogy – A Step-by-Step Guide

by Spirit Pieces Team July 03, 2020

Being asked to deliver a funeral eulogy is a true honor. If you’re not experienced at public speaking and writing speeches, however, that feeling of honor can quickly be replaced with feelings of anxiety and even dread. Thankfully, with a little planning and preparation, you can overcome these emotional obstacles and create a tribute that’s as memorable as the loved one you’re recognizing.

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Managing Grief When a Funeral Isn’t Possible

Managing Grief When a Funeral Isn’t Possible

by Spirit Pieces Team June 28, 2020

The absence of these gatherings can make it difficult to grieve normally. If you’re struggling with this, here are a few alternatives that may help.

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Living with Grief – 5 Tips to Overcome Feelings of Loneliness

Living with Grief – 5 Tips to Overcome Feelings of Loneliness

by Spirit Pieces Team June 11, 2020

In the wake of loss, it’s completely normal to experience feelings of loneliness.  While this experience is a common component of the grieving process, it isn’t something you must simply learn to live with. Here are a few tips to help you work through these feelings so you can begin to experience joy and fulfillment once again.

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What is the Cremation Process?

What is the Cremation Process?

by Spirit Pieces Team June 09, 2020

Despite the fact that this practice has been around for thousands of years, for most people, it’s still a bit of a mystery. The good news is, understanding how cremation works can help ease some of the anxiety you may be feeling and help make the entire process a much more peaceful and comforting experience.

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Cremation FAQs

Cremation FAQs

by Autumn Puckett June 06, 2020

Most people aren’t cremation experts. In fact, few folks even give the topic much thought until either a loved one passes away, or they themselves are faced with end-of-life decisions. But when those instances inevitably arise, so do a number of legitimate questions. If you’re currently grappling with some of these questions, below are the answers to some of those most commonly asked.

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How to Be Supportive Following the Loss of a Pet

How to Be Supportive Following the Loss of a Pet

by Spirit Pieces Team May 24, 2020

Losing a loved one is one of the most emotional experiences in life, regardless of whether the companion that passed happen to belong to human or animal. For friends or family members, it can be difficult to know what to say or do to console the person who is grieving. This can be especially challenging for someone who may not have ever shared a close bond with an animal. Even if you are a “pet person,” your experience with grief may have been entirely different from the person you are trying to console. If you’re struggling to find ways to offer comfort and support, here are a few ideas.

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The 5 Stages of Grief – Working through the Loss of a Loved One

The 5 Stages of Grief – Working through the Loss of a Loved One

by Spirit Pieces Team May 19, 2020

You may have heard of the so-called “five stages of grief,” but until you’ve experience significant loss, you may not have given them much thought. This widely accepted theory for how people deal with grief was originally developed in 1969 by Swiss psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross.

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What Does the Bible Say About Cremation?

What Does the Bible Say About Cremation?

by Spirit Pieces Team May 12, 2020

When a loved one passes away, making the decision on what to do with their remains can be incredibly challenging. In the absence of a clear will and testament, the decision is left to those grieving their loss. One of the most common questions that arises when determining how to lay a loved one to rest is whether or not cremation is an acceptable option, particularly from a biblical standpoint.

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Dealing with Insomnia after the Loss of a Pet

Dealing with Insomnia after the Loss of a Pet

by Spirit Pieces Team May 03, 2020

Grief can take a tremendous toll on a person.  If you recently said goodbye to a furry family member and are struggling with insomnia, here are a few tips to get your sleep pattern back on track.

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The Cremation of Sam McGee

The Cremation of Sam McGee

by Dave Blake May 02, 2020

A poem about the cremation of Sam McGee, by Robert E. Service

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