Do You Know Someone Whos Dying?

 
Too many people are dying alone? The dying are one of society's most unrecognized and under-served groups. As individuals near the end of life they are often ignored, discounted, misunderstood and forgotten. We are doing something about it? The Twilight Brigade/Compassion in Action is a national 501c(3) nonprofit organization committed to raising society's consciousness about the needs of the dying through community and professional education, advocacy, and service to the terminally ill and their loved ones so that no one need die alone....
 

Online Monument - An Ever-lasting Tribute to Your Departed Loved Ones

 
Memories are never to be buried along with the loss of our very loved ones. To be forever remembered as someone whom we always love, they always should be. However sadly to be saying, along the passage of time, little by little, memories of our loved ones sometimes just fade off slowly from our mind. It's so sad to know of it, isn't it? I am sure everyone would like to be remembered and not to forget about our departed loved ones too. Lots and lots of wonderful memories they have left us with, making this world ever so beautiful....
 

How To Write A Eulogy

 
Remembering someone special in a personal way can be healing for everyone concerned, for a eulogy is a deeply personal way of saying goodbye. The key word is life, and you've been given the opportunity to celebrate a loved one's life in the individual way that made your friend unique. Don't be daunted by the task, just take these simple steps for a sincere and moving last farewell. To prepare a eulogy, you will need to be well prepared. The eulogy should convey your feelings and your experiences and should be written in an informal, conversational tone....
 

Sympathy Flowers

 
Sending a floral tribute is a very appropriate way of expressing sympathy to a family who has experienced the loss of a loved one. Flowers express a feeling of life and beauty and offer much comfort to the family. A floral tribute can either be sent to a funeral service or to the family's residence. Here are some suggestions to assist you in sending sympathy flowers. Funeral Basket - Appropriate to send to a funeral or memorial service. Pricing will vary depending on the type and quantity of flowers....
 

Angel of Comfort... The Story

 
I am an Angel artist and several weeks ago while listening to the late night news, a news story came on that really touched my heart. On the way home in the wedding limo ... a drunk driver caused a horrible wreck, resulting in the loss of a child and the limo driver. This story stayed in my mind. A few days later, a woman emailed me requesting my help. She wanted to know if an Angel painting could be created for this family. I immediately knew who the family was. I heard a voice say ..."Yes, you can help ....
 

Trial by Fire - 9 Tips for Grieving Couples

 
You will often hear that grief and loss bring couples together, but it can actually do just the opposite. It is possible to emerge on the other side of grief with a closer marriage, but it does take work. Here are some tips adapted from the book "Hope is Like the Sun: Finding Hope and Healing After Miscarriage, Stillbirth or Infant Death" that can help your marriage survive the stress of loss: 1. Give each other the freedom to grieve in an individual way. Resist the temptation to feel that your way is the only way to handle loss....
 

Grief

 
I didn't know a heart could die before it stopped beating. I didn't know a life could cease before it stopped breathing. I didn't know how devastation could wend a living soul I didn't know how death could make one lose all self control. I didn't know the pain of loss was so intense and sharp. I didn't know the depth of void death leaves within the heart. I didn't know how often tears would redden hurting eyes. I didn't know how hard it was to say one's last good-bye's. I didn't know that pain would come and go as it well pleased....
 

On Empathy

 
The Encyclopaedia Britannica (1999 edition) defines empathy as: "The ability to imagine oneself in anther's place and understand the other's feelings, desires, ideas, and actions. It is a term coined in the early 20th century, equivalent to the German Einf—Ćhlung and modelled on "sympathy." The term is used with special (but not exclusive) reference to aesthetic experience. The most obvious example, perhaps, is that of the actor or singer who genuinely feels the part he is performing. With other works of art, a spectator may, by a kind of introjection, feel himself involved in what he observes or contemplates....
 

Grief Support: The Don'ts

 
1) Don't try to make the grieving person feel better. YOU CANNOT. For many grievers it only serves to make them feel guilty or worse. Grievers MUST experience the pain of grief for healing to ultimately occur. 2) Don't tell the griever to give it time. Time has stopped for the griever. Life proceeds in slow motion. Life is too surreal to be identified with time. 5) Don't be frightened by tears? the griever's or your own. Tears are apertures of release and help the griever express their sorrow in healthy ways with your presence as a cushion of warmth and empathy....
 

Then and Now

 
However, during that same era, no person of breeding or gentility would ever openly mention sex! Even any reference to gender was carefully couched in delicate terminology. Arms and legs were referred to as "limbs" and they were covered almost completely. Any form of touching or even intimacy of language was carefully proscribed by the customs of the time. Sex was a taboo subject, and it was largely considered to be dirty, shameful, disgusting, and for most women, barely tolerable! How different it is now--over one hundred years later!...
 
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