Preparing to die is a luxury. If you have it, use it to say “I love you” to the ones who live on after you. Use it to say that you care as much about how you end your life as you did about how you lived it. Make it easier on those who follow you by planning ahead and letting them know what your wishes are in dying. Many of us simply do not get the opportunity. Take the time now to plan for the end of life or to help others who are dealing with death.
Funeral planning can be done in the same manner as you buy life insurance, fill out beneficiary forms, write a living will, or see the lawyer about your last will and testament. There are a lot of activities that can be carried out before you die that will help prepare you and your family for the . . . → Read More: Funeral Planning and Making Funeral Arrangements
Bio cremation is a new way of cremating the body. The body is enveloped in a biodegradable fabric and placed on a tray in a stainless steel cylinder inside of a machine called a resomator. The cylinder is filled with an alkaline water solution which is heated up to about 300 degrees and put under pressure . . . → Read More: New Cremation Process Alternative – Bio Cremation
I am not going to give legal advice. I will dispense a little common sense because I am a little “long in the tooth” myself and I have heard lots of sad stories about people who have not been prepared to die.
You want to have a last will and testament so that you . . . → Read More: Writing a Last Will and Testament Using a Will Template
Don’t stand by my grave and weep,
For I am not there.
I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond’s glint on snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn’s rain.
In the soft hush of the morning light
I am the swift bird in flight.
Don’t stand by my grave and cry,
I . . . → Read More: Unknown Native American Author
What does the term “dealing with death” mean to you?
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross published a landmark book on the subject of dealing with death called “On Death and Dying” back in 1969 that is still referenced today. In it, she outlined the five stages that people go through when they learn that they are terminally ill and . . . → Read More: Dealing With Death
Every blade in the field, every leaf in the forest, lays down its life in its season, as beautifully as it was . . . → Read More: Henry David Thoreau
You have to be real careful when looking at the “average”. I live in Minneapolis where you could say the average temperature is 45 degrees. What you have probably already guessed is that the extremes are from -41 degrees to 108 degrees.
The average cost of a headstone has changed over the years.
So what is the . . . → Read More: Average Cost of a Headstone
They rolled a tombstone away from the opening to the grave of Jesus Christ after he was crucified. They have been marking graves since the Roman times and before.
We use these terms interchangeably now. They all have a slightly different meaning as to how they mark a grave and how they originated. A tombstone was a . . . → Read More: Headstones, Tombstones, Memorial Plaques, or a Gravestone
A few years ago, when the internet was just starting to gain steam, B2B was an acronym for Business to Business, companies that would trade directly with each other through the new technology on the internet. I recently came across an article where B2B was explaining the common thread among the three ways of carrying out . . . → Read More: Bio Cremation May Be Next Breakthrough For Green Burials
Baby Boomers grew up in an era that spawned the environmental revolution. Earth Day started when we were young and recycling became a movement that is still growing and maturing today. So when Baby Boomers start preparing to die, we are going to change the entire funeral industry. We will want an environmentally friendly way of . . . → Read More: Green Burial Will Be a Great Fit For Baby Boomers