How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

Reading Time: 7 minutes Whether it’s getting in shape, learning a new skill, or cultivating better habits, setting goals for a new year is a tradition that dates back thousands of years. However, studies show that only a fraction of these resolutions are successfully kept....

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A Guide to Coping with Grief During the Holidays

Reading Time: 5 minutes The holidays are traditionally filled with joy and celebration, though for some, it can be a profoundly challenging period, especially if they are coping with the heavy weight of grief. Below are some tips to help you navigate the holidays while dealing with the complex emotions…...

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How to Support Someone Who’s Grieving During the Holidays

Reading Time: 6 minutes If you have a friend or family member who is grieving during the holidays, it’s important to offer your support in a way that is meaningful and helpful. Here are five specific ways to support someone who is grieving during the holiday season. And, if you’re…...

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Navigating Grief Online

Reading Time: 5 minutes Social media is where we share not only our joy and accomplishments but also our grief and loss. How we mourn and remember our loved ones has evolved to encompass the online spaces we inhabit, where we routinely share pieces of our lives with others. “As…...

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The First Christmas After a Loss

Reading Time: 6 minutes December is different this year. Different for my husband and his brother and two sisters. Different for my mother-in-law. Different for us. My father-in-law Max passed away in July at 94. Now, we are experiencing all of the “firsts” without Max—the first family gathering, my husband’s…...

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Grief at the Holidays: 7 Ideas to Help You Cope

Reading Time: 5 minutes 7 Ideas to Help You Through Grief at the Holidays No matter when a death occurs, holidays are particularly difficult to navigate.  Holiday memories of past joys are particularly cutting when we are currently grieving....

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A Daughter’s Guide to Planning a Funeral

Reading Time: 7 minutes A Daughter’s Guide to Planning a Funeral They raised you, provided for you and supported every wish, whim, hope and dream. And now, when it comes to celebrating and commemorating your parent’s life, how do you pull all of the pieces together and both say goodbye…...

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Helping a Parent Through Grief: A Daughter’s Guide

Reading Time: 7 minutes Helping a Parent Through Grief: A Daughter’s Guide When my father died my mother found herself alone for the first time in nearly 60 years. Since meeting at 18 they had done everything together, from college to first jobs to big moves, all underscored by a…...

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The Complete Guide to Burials

Reading Time: 8 minutes The Complete Guide to Burials When a loved one dies, one of the immediate next steps is planning the burial. Even those who opt for cremation may choose a cemetery burial, making this a critical consideration for virtually everyone. While it may seem overwhelming at first,…...

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Complete Guide to Planning a Funeral

Reading Time: 7 minutes Guide to Planning a Funeral Planning a funeral doesn’t have to be difficult or complicated, but it can feel overwhelming. Start here with Graceland’s Complete Guide to Planning a Funeral.  With step-by-step insights and actionable strategies for finalizing every detail, you’ll have the tools you need at your…...

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