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Remembering The Departed at Thanksgiving

When a loved one passes away, the memories of this person linger for years to come. During festivities, these memories bring back the feeling of the presence of a person around. This also lead...
By Franklin Rainear Jr.
In Have the Talk of a Lifetime
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

What if I Want an Unconventional Funeral Service?

Death is something that will eventually come to every one of us and how we deal with it is a very personal matter. Traditionally, family members decided how the service will be held. They used to p...
By Franklin Rainear Jr.
In Have the Talk of a Lifetime
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Making Healthy Choices While Really Making It Through Grief

The way we eat, drink, love, and cope with stress, depression, anxiety, and sadness all play a big role in the state our mental health is in. Sometimes, it’s necessary to take a step back...
By Franklin Rainear Jr.
In Have the Talk of a Lifetime
Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Overdose Awareness Day

There’s a crisis in our community caused by opioids and it’s time to stop ignoring the issue. It’s time to raise awareness of this tragedy! An overdose is having too much of a drug (or combination...
By Funeral Innovations
In Have the Talk of a Lifetime
Friday, August 31, 2018

The Importance of Honoring Your Loved One’s Funeral Wishes

When a loved one passes away, it could be an extremely overwhelming and difficult time for the family and close friends. Aside from this, when it comes to planning the funeral service, there can be...
By Franklin Rainear Jr.
In Have the Talk of a Lifetime
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Pre-Planning Your Funeral

Not many people feel that they need to pre-plan their funeral and most aren’t comfortable with the process. This is especially true if they are hale and hearty and death is one of the things that’s...
By Franklin Rainear Jr.
In Have the Talk of a Lifetime
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

What is The Philosophy of Hospice Care?

Hospices offer essential care during end of life, helping patients on their final journey so they don’t experience too much discomfort. This essential care can reduce a patient’s stress, help them ...
By Franklin Rainear Jr.
In Have the Talk of a Lifetime
Thursday, June 21, 2018

Previous Posts

Understanding the Stages of Grief

Everyone experiences grief differently and take their time processing it. Some recover within months while others take years. There’s no right or wrong way to experience this, no set patterns or pr...

The Importance of An End of Life Conversation with Your Loved One

Death is intimidating, mysterious, and frightening. Most are hesitant to think about their own demise and what will happen after it. That can lead to a lot of problems later, especially if there ar...

What do Funeral Directors do for a Family?

When a loved one breathes their last breath, one of the very first things you need to do is contact a funeral director. This professional may run their own funeral home or could be part of an organ...

Should I or Shouldn’t I Go to the Funeral?

Many people wonder whether they should attend a funeral or not. Funerals allow family and friends to say their final goodbyes to the deceased person. Everyone associated with the decedent has some ...

The Importance of Writing a Eulogy

A eulogy is an expression of gratefulness and grief and a final goodbye in honor of a deceased person’s memory. It isn’t very easy to speak before all the people attending the service, especially s...

5 Funeral Etiquette Tips You Need to Know

Funerals are difficult for everyone. The decedent’s family and friends are in deep mourning and can react negatively or feel pain at any perceived slight. It’s important to keep their feelings in m...

Pre-Planning: The Time Is Now

When people hear about the concept of preplanning a funeral, it sometimes upsets them or makes them uncomfortable. But a larger number of people are now opening up to the idea of preplanning and pr...