How do I Register a Death?
When a loved one passes away, it's hard to bring yourself to do anything. Unfortunately however, there are many administrative tasks which will need to be completed. One of the most important of these is registering the passing.
But how do you register a death? Well, that's what I'm going to cover in today's blog, which will hopefully prove useful if you ever find yourself in this unfortunate position.
Tasks to Complete when a Loved One Passes Away
When someone you love passes away, it can take time to compose yourself mentally. At that point, you will likely start to complete the standard tasks that have to be sorted when someone has died, such as registering their death and planning a funeral.
But that's not all that needs to be done. There are many other things which will need to be done when someone has passed away, some of which we can easily forget to do. In today's blog I'm going to cover some of the tasks which will need to be completed when someone has passed on, with an emphasis on some you may have forgotten or didn't know needed doing at all.
How to cope with the death of a pet
A lot of us have a deep connection with an animal companion. They aren’t “just a dog” or “just a cat” or whatever animal it may be, they are a valued member of the family. A pet can give us companionship, keep us active and bring wonderful memories to us. When that is taken away it’s normal to feel lost and overwhelmed by grief.
The loss of your beloved furry friend can trigger all sorts of emotions and whilst some people do not understand the depth of love you had for your pet it is important to not be ashamed and bottle up your emotions.
Everyone experiences grief differently and that grief can vary massively depending on the circumstances such as your age, personality, age of the pet, how they passed and of course how close you were to your pet.
Can I get Buried at Sea?
We have explored many different types of funeral in the past, from humanist services to green burials, and found that most final wishes can be accommodated in the UK (outside of covid restrictions). But what about burial at sea?
When I think of being buried at sea I think of war times, hardened Trawlermen and historical Naval figures; lives lived, fought and died at sea. Many Funeral Directors offer burial at sea as an option in 2021, so my perceptions of burial at sea are definitely out of date, so what does a burial at sea look like nowadays and is it something anyone can choose?
What Can You Do in Your Retirement?
So, you've finally done it. After all the years of education and work, you've reached retirement. No more early alarms for work, stressful days at the office or getting stuck in the dreaded rush-hour traffic. Life is good.
But, as the weeks and months go by, you may begin to wonder: "what do I do with myself?" Having so much free time after a life-long busy schedule sounds like the best thing in the world, but it may lead to boredom and even loneliness if you don't manage it right.
What can you do in your retirement? Well that's the million dollar question that I'm going to attempt to answer in today's blog.
According to the NHS organ donation website you could save up to 9 lives by donating your organs after death. On 20th May 2020, the law regarding organ donation in England was changed to an opt out system, allowing more people to save more lives. Now it will be automatically assumed that you agree to become an organ donor when you die if you are over 18, you are not in an excluded group and you have not opted out.
Top 5 Apps for Mindfulness
Taking care of our mental health should be just as important as our physical health. The pandemic has taken a toll on our mental health one way or another which is why it is so important to spend some time that will help it. As we are coming out of lockdown (fingers crossed) soon we all still need to know how to cope with stresses in our everyday life. According to the NHS website, paying more attention to the present moment, and to thoughts and feelings, can help to improve mental wellbeing and enables people to enjoy life and understand themselves better.
Here will go through the top 5 apps for mindfulness:
What will happen to my pet when I die?
I don’t need to tell you again how important our pets can be to us as a nation of animal lovers, in our previous blogs we have already looked at having a funeral for your pet, and even if it’s possible to leave money or property to your pet when you die.
So what about the care and responsibility of your pet should you pass away? Where will they go and who will look after them? In today’s blog we’ll take a look at your options should the worst happen.
What Are The Most Popular Funeral Cars?
When a person passes away their coffin’s journey/cortege to the place where they will be buried or cremated can widely vary. Here we will go through the most popular types of vehicles for transporting the coffin. If you are struggling to decide, it helps to think of hobbies and passions of the deceased and see what transportation can be related to them.
Samaritans Awareness Day - 24/7
If there is anything good to come out of this last year and a half, it’s that it has taught us that there are so many different ways that we can stay in touch with our loved ones. At a time when we were forced to stay apart, we took to our phones and our laptops in order to keep conversations going.
But did we really learn to listen to each other? This year the Samaritans are encouraging people to not only stay in touch, but to become better listeners.