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Episode #105 – Disposing of Deceased Belongings After a Loss of a Loved One

September 19th, 2016

What happens to someone’s personal belongings after they die? Are there ways besides photos to honor the memory of a loved one lost? The idiom “you can’t take it with you” holds a lot of truth, as when someone passes away their loved ones are left to deal with their belongings. Are there ways of disposing of deceased belongings?

Episode #104 – Funeral Options and Non Traditional Funeral Services Based on a Person’s Preference

September 9th, 2016

Have you considered pre-planning your funeral and may be looking for non traditional funeral services? Are you aware of what information you need to make funeral pre-arrangements based on your preferences? Considering funeral options in advance can relieve your family’s burden when tragedy inevitably strikes.

Episode #103 – The Single Most Important Reason to Pre-plan a Funeral

September 1st, 2016

Has attending a funeral ever made you think about your final wishes? Do you wonder how your family will celebrate your life after you’re gone? When you Pre-plan a Funeral, it can take a lot of the stress out of a time when families need to focus on things like healing and grief.

Episode #102 – Ideas for Personalizing a Funeral Service

August 19th, 2016

Have you ever attended a funeral that had personalized touches to memorialize the loved one lost? Do you ever wonder how your loved ones will personalize the celebration of your life? A funeral can be as unique as the DNA of the person who passed away.

Episode #101 – Explaining Disenfranchised Grief

August 12th, 2016

Have you ever had trouble expressing your grief? Have you ever felt like you weren’t supposed to express grief due to the type of tragedy which happened? This type of grief is called disenfranchised grief, and it’s more common than you might think.

Episode #100 – Wrapping Up a Person’s Estate After Death

August 5th, 2016

Do you know what happens after a funeral? Are you aware of the duties for wrapping up a person’s estate after death? If you find yourself in this situation, then fortunately you are not alone. Wrapping up the estate of a loved one lost can be a real challenge if you don’t know what to expect. Are you aware of all the ways a funeral home might help?

Episode 099 – Funeral Etiquette – The Proper Behaviors for Attending a Funeral

July 29th, 2016

Are you familiar with funeral etiquette? Do you know the proper behaviors for attending a memorial or funeral service? Being unsure of what to say or do at a funeral can make for an awkward experience, or even prevent some loved ones from attending.

Episode 098 – Family Gatherings after the Loss of a Loved One

July 22nd, 2016

Have you ever been to a family event after losing a loved one? Can you see how families might have trouble gathering when someone they love has passed on? Summer is typically a time of family gatherings but some families find this difficult after someone dies.

Episode 097 – Grieving When There Is Horrific Loss of Life

July 15th, 2016

If you want to learn more about grieving when there is horrific loss of life, 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 shares her perspective.

Episode 096 – Preserving the Funeral Memories

July 9th, 2016

Preserving funeral memories can help collect comments from guests, provide consolation, and help celebrate the life of a loved one lost. Are you aware of the various options available to help preserve memories from a funeral service or memorial?

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