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The Mourner’s Bill of Rights — by Alan Wolfelt

A funeral service website posted this content today. I think it’s been around a while but worth reposting so more people can see it. The Mourner’s Bill of Rights by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. Though you should reach out to … Continue reading

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The Descendants

We in funeral service talk about grief as if it fits in one tidy little definition which goes something like this–someone dies, we have to say good-bye with visitations and funerals, we feel hurt and sad for a long time (and sometimes … Continue reading

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9/11 — How well did we cope?

Like other tragedies involving mass fatalities (such as the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire in 1911), psychologists have sought to gain understanding about grief and grieving by studying the after-effects of the 9/11 attack. Ruth Davis Konigsberg has summarized these findings in … Continue reading

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Long After We are Gone–The Legacy of Jim Thorpe’s Remains

As I drove to our Fairhaven location this morning, I listened to a news story on NPR regarding the ongoing controversy between a Pennsylvania town named Jim Thorpe–which received received the remains of the great athlete back in the 1950′s–and … Continue reading

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Why didn’t she seem to grieve?

Every once in a while I will hear the question posed in the title above and up till recently I did not have a particularly good answer. I had been taught through the writings of Elizabeth Kubler-Ross and others that … Continue reading

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