Not too long ago, an individual my family has known for many, many years passed away. This certain person wasn’t technically our own family, but may as well have, and we were and remain to be rather saddened to learn of their passing. After I heard the news, I started thinking about death. I realize … More Recognizing the intricacies of grief
Death, in life, is inevitable. That sentence is a bit of a paradox, but the statement remains to be true; we are born and we die, some sooner than others and some later, and it is an element of life that cannot be avoided (unless you have superhuman powers or you’re a vampire some shit). … More Have you heard of this unique way to remember lost loved ones?
Death is a pretty gloomy topic. Understandably, we associate death with loss, absence, pain and anguish, and it certainly isn’t something we yearn for when it comes to ourselves or our loved ones. Unfortunately, though, death in this life is inevitable, and despite its certainty, many of us have tremendous difficulty when it comes to … More How to process and deal with a death
My entire life, I have always stressed that only dog people are able to comprehend how difficult is to have a furry friend leave you. My family lost one of our pups, Sammy, a blue heeler, roughly a year-and-a-half ago. It was quite honestly one of the most difficult experiences I have had to endure, … More Can losing a dog be harder than losing a person?
The recent passing of my Oma has encouraged me to contemplate the concept of both funerals and celebrations of life. Although I have never attended a celebration of life, I know many people who have, and by the sounds of it, they’re a lot more meaningful than funerals. Don’t get me wrong; funerals are important. … More Funerals vs. celebrations of life
I am rather fortunate to still have three out of four grandparents living. My grandfather passed away ten years ago, and his wife, my grandmother, is in good health. My other set of grandparents, my Oma and Opa, are 90 and 92, and my Oma is going downhill in terms of her health. My family … More Dealing With Death