How can someone take care of themselves to help them deal with grief?
September is self-care awareness month, and in these challenging times, it is relevant to us all - and especially pertinent to those who are dealing with a bereavement.
As a professional funeral celebrant, and formerly a psychology lecturer and life coach, I’m interested in how to blend these approaches to the experience of mourning. To help you (or a friend or family member) do a daily ‘check in’ on your own wellbeing, here’s a little tool-kit I created that spells out the word ‘self-care’.
What different types of funerals are there?
There are many different options available when you are planning a funeral. You can go the traditional route, or something a bit different.
Largely it will depend on your personal preferences, and the preferences of the person who has passed away.
Eulogies, Poems and Funeral Readings
Sometimes it’s hard to find the words to say when a loved one has passed away. But when it comes to the funeral, those closest to the deceased will often make a reading or recite a poem in their memory. But what should you say? In this blog I will do my best to help you answer this difficult question.
What do I wear to a funeral?
Planning what to wear at a funeral can be tricky for some, especially if you’ve never been to a funeral before. No need to worry, most people will have something suitable to wear lurking in their wardrobe. Here’s a guide for men and women on how to dress for the occasion.
How does a live stream funeral work?
Put simply, a live stream is a live transmission of an event over the internet. Video cameras are set up at the location where the event is taking place, and the footage is broadcast in real time over the internet for people to watch along at home. This ‘real time’ aspect allows people to still feel a part of the event as it happens, rather than just watching a video back at a later date or being told about it.
This live stream can be made publicly accessible to everyone, or it can be kept more private and require a password or a link to access it. Often the footage is recorded as well so that it can be watched back at a later date if someone cannot be available to watch it live.
How Much Does a Funeral Cost?
For many, money is no object when it comes to arranging a funeral for a loved one who has passed away. But some people cannot afford that luxury, and even for those who can, the costs of arranging the day can quickly add up. In this blog, I am going to answer the question, how much does a funeral cost?
Should I get buried or cremated?
A burial or a cremation can be a very tough decision. Once it’s been done it can’t be changed so deciding can be daunting. If you’re struggling to think which is best for you here we’ll run through all the pros and cons, as well as anything else that may affect what would be best for you.
To understand why more and more non-religious families are choosing humanist funeral ceremonies, we take a look at their rising popularity with Head of Ceremonies, Isabel Russo.
The number of non-religious funeral ceremonies is on the rise. As more people than ever before are identifying themselves as non-religious, the demand for humanist funerals increases.
For the third year in a row, the British Social Attitudes Survey has shown that the majority of British people (52%) identify as non-religious, this has been a growing trend for over a decade. In the 2001 UK census 7.7 million people identified themselves as non-religious, and by 2011, that figure had risen to 14 million.
Which Charity Should I Choose to do a Collection For?
When someone passes away, more often than not a charity collection will take place in their memory. But which charity should you choose? This blog will hopefully help you come to that very difficult decision.
How exercise and healthy eating can help to ease your grief
Grieving for a loved one is already hard enough that you might think exercising and eating right is too hard for you at the moment, but it can help you tremendously - physically and mentally.