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WHAT TO DO FIRST WHEN SOMEONE DIES

Whether your loved one’s death was expected or sudden, no loss is easy. From the moment your loved one passes, you may feel overwhelmed not only by emotion but also by everything that must be done to take care of them. What should you do right after a loved one passes? Here are your five first steps....READ MORE

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WHEN THE SOUL LEAVES THE BODY … REACTING TO A SUDDEN UNEXPECTED DEATH

Sometimes, if you are open to it, you can receive amazing information in the most unlikely ways.  For example, there was a driver who was taking a woman to the airport when she received the news that a family member had died. The woman gasped and her driver, who was from another culture, asked if she was okay. Normall...READ MORE

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WHAT IS PTSD?

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a newer name for a very old disorder. In the past it has been known as combat fatigue or shell shock. PTSD is not unique to veterans. It is also seen in first responders, those who witness terrorist attacks, or who are victims of weather disasters, rape or almost any act of traumatic...READ MORE

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MAKE FAMILY THE FOUNDATION FOR FUNERAL PLANNING

There are two ways to take care of funeral planning: 1) you can plan your own funeral in advance or 2) your survivors can plan your funeral for you after your death. Regardless of when it is planned, or who plans the funeral, the planning needs to start with your family. Your family should be the foundation for funera...READ MORE

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WHO WILL TAKE CARE OF MY FUNERAL PLANS?

It is not uncommon for people to ask themselves, “Since I never had any children, who will take care of my funeral plans?” That is all the more reason to preplan your own funeral! Each state has laws that say who will “own” your body when you die.  The “owner” is responsible for making and paying for your funeral serv...READ MORE

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