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After the End…There is Hope

In the newly released documentary film “After the End- A Journey Through Loss to Hope”(2013), director Andrew Morgan and producer Michael Ross embark on a journey that will take them across the country interviewing those who have lost loved ones. They … Continue reading

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Memorial Quilts: A Patchwork of Memories

A few years ago I was invited to be present at the hospital for a friend’s passing. As I sat with his family in the final hours a hospice nurse arrived with a beautiful handmade quilt. She explained to us … Continue reading

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The Art of the Urn

When the time comes for our spirit to leave the body the shell that remains is returned to the four elements: fire, earth, wind, and water. Many choose cremation as a way of giving the body over to fire, transforming … Continue reading

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Victorian Hair Wreaths

During the Victorian era the custom of making art from hair became a popular form of memorializing loved ones. Locks of hair were incorporated into keepsake jewelry such as brooches, bracelets or lockets. Strands of hair were gathered and hand … Continue reading

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Six Ways to Help Someone Who is in Grief or Depression

“Let me know if there is anything I can do”. It’s a phrase well meant, but in a culture that doesn’t support grieving it has become uncomfortably hollow. It may be more helpful to ask: “What do you need right … Continue reading

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