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Episode #125 – Why Do People Have Funeral Services?

May 20th, 2017
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Do you ever wonder why people have funeral services? Who benefits when we pay our respects to a loved one lost? Understanding the reasons for memorializing someone can make it less stressful when it comes time to attend a service at the funeral home, church, or another venue.

Episode #124 – Answering Common Questions about Cremation

May 8th, 2017
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Have you ever wondered about the cremation process? When does cremation take place in relation to the death of a loved one lost? It’s important to understand what choices your family has when making arrangements at the funeral chapel. If you want to know more about cremation, then listen to this episode of Forever in their Hearts, where host Erik Reynolds talks with Valerie Martell, Director of Operations for Martin Brothers Funeral Services about the answers to questions on the topic.

Episode #123 – Preparing for the Death of a Loved One

April 18th, 2017
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How can we make the best of the time we have with a loved one who will be passing soon? What can we do to prepare to lose someone who is near and dear to our heart? Knowing what to expect in this situation can be a weight off your shoulders when you’re facing a loved one’s death.

Episode #122 – Pre-Arranging Funeral Arrangements is Truly A Gift For The Family

April 11th, 2017
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Did you ever wonder how your family would celebrate your life after you’ve passed away? Have you ever wished you could make your own arrangements to save them the heartache? You may be surprised at all the benefits of pre-arranging funeral arrangements, as this is a big gift for the living.

Episode #121 – Funeral Service Embalmer’s Perspective and Role

March 29th, 2017
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Have you ever wondered about what goes on behind the scenes of a funeral home? Do you ever wonder what funeral practices are like from the point of view of an employee? This special insight can help us overcome fear of the unknown when it comes to attending funeral services. There are many functions in a funeral home and one includes the funeral service embalmers role and what their position entails.

Episode #120 – Caregiver Grief in Terminal Illness and Bereavement

March 17th, 2017
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Are you aware of the grief caregivers feel after a loss? Do you know how to recognize unresolved grief in yourself as a caregiver for someone with a health issue? Caregivers have unique emotional needs, especially when mourning the loss of a patient. Today we will discuss caregiver grief in terminal illness and bereavement.

Episode #119 – Grief Support for Different Personality Types

March 10th, 2017
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If you want to know more about grief support for different personality types, then listen to this episode of Forever in their Hearts, where host Erik Reynolds discusses the topic with Valerie Martell, Director of Operations for Martin Brothers Funeral Services.

Episode #118 – Questions Answered About Post Funeral Etiquette

February 27th, 2017
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If you want to know more about post funeral etiquette, then listen to this episode of Forever in their Hearts, where host Erik Reynolds talks with Valerie Martell, Director of Operations for Martin Brothers Funeral Services, who answers questions on this top

Episode #117 – How to Express Condolences when Someone Dies

February 18th, 2017
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When someone dies, do you find yourself at a loss for words? Are you unsure how to express condolences without sounding awkward or feeling inadequate? Knowing basic decorum for sending condolences before the need arises can help prevent emotional discomfort.

Episode #116 – Blended Families and Funerals – Coming Together to Honor Wishes

February 8th, 2017
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Are you aware of the challenges facing blended families? Can you imagine how a death in the family might intensify these challenges? Even the most amicable families, blended or not, can be prone to strife when grieving the loss of a loved one. This episode is dedicated to blended families and funerals, where we explore some of the issues and offer suggestions from years of experience.

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