Navigating The Loss of Your Life Partner

Losing the person you share your life with is a life-changing event. Your most intimate relationship is more intertwined with your life than any other, so losing them can feel like losing a part of yourself. This loss touches every part of your life. It’s completely understandable to feel overwhelmed and like this is impossible…

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4 Must-Read Books While Grieving (This Summer)

One of the ways we mourn our losses in life is through community and connection with others. We gather for viewings, funerals, and memorials, and we honor our loved ones with shared family traditions. Sometimes, though—particularly in a peri-pandemic world—that connection and community can be a little bit harder to realize. We can feel alone,…

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What is Swedish Death Cleaning?

“Swedish Death Cleaning” is the act of cleaning, organizing, and decluttering your home before you die, to lessen the burden on your family and loved ones after you’re gone. Often, this is practiced by older people or people who have terminal illnesses. The History of Swedish Death Cleaning The term “Swedish Death Cleaning” was coined…

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10 Ways To Celebrate Father’s Day After He Has Died

Not just for fathers, Father’s Day is a day for us to honor and acknowledge all of the supportive men, fathers, and others in our lives. Planning to celebrate Father’s Day, after your father has died, can feel challenging at times. Thankfully, there isn’t one “right way” to celebrate and you get to decide what…

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What Happens To My Digital Footprint When I Die?

When you write or update your will, you’re telling your loved ones what you want to happen after you die. In general, you’ll cover these important questions: What should happen to my body? How should my death be observed? What should happen to my money? What should happen to my other possessions? What should happen…

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11 Ways To Celebrate Mother’s Day After She Has Died

Mother’s Day isn’t just a day for moms, it’s a day for us to celebrate and appreciate all of the wonderful women, mothers, and others in our lives. Choosing how to celebrate Mother’s Day, when your mother is no longer living, can feel challenging. There are so many ways to observe Mother’s Day. Many of…

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Why Should I Have a Will?

When famous singer Bob Marley passed away in 1981, he left behind no written will. It took over 30 years of battling it out in court before his wife and family were finally able to divide up his estate appropriately. There was a lot of confusion and litigation along the way, some even resulting in…

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Who Will Speak for You When You Can’t?

April 16th is National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD), a reminder to us all, no matter what age, of the importance of advance care planning. While it never feels like a “good time” to talk about your wishes regarding end-of-life care, this day is designed to get the conversation rolling with your family and loved ones,…

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How Families Change After Loss

Loss can and often does change everything in our lives, including our relationship with our family. Some of the changes are for the better, some are simply different but neutral and others are undeniably negative. In the years following a loss, family dynamics will continue to evolve—sometimes becoming more like they were before the loss,…

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Is It Ever Okay or Possible to Move on?

If you’re dealing with a death of a loved one, the idea of “moving on” can feel insulting. It’s a phrase often associated with a break-up and implies emotional distance. But after a major loss, you will likely hear people talking about how you should move on. What does that mean, and is it even…

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