Crafting a Meaningful Celebration of Life

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Grieving is a Profound and Intimate Experience Commemorating your loved one’s existence and finding meaning in their departure are essential steps in the journey of grief.  Throughout history, rituals have played a pivotal role in helping us process loss.  While the need to mourn remained unchanged, how we pay tribute has evolved.  With the rise…

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Nursing Homes Should Have Nurses

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admit it. I am old-fashioned.   For some odd reason, I think that if a facility calls itself a “nursing home,” it should always have at least one nurse on the premises.   But, much to my surprise, that isn’t the case.   Is Having a Nurse Present Too Much To Ask? Under current Federal rules and regulations, nursing…

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Learn about the Catholic Church’s View On Cremation

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A few days ago, the Vatican issued new “guidance” that clarified its views on cremation.  You can access the Vatican pronouncement by clicking here.   Historically, the Catholic Church harbored reservations towards cremation, perceiving it as misaligned with Christian tenets. However, an epochal transformation occurred in 1963, acknowledging that cremation aligns harmoniously with Christian doctrine when…

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Ultimate Guide to Funeral Service Preparation

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Facing the Challenge of Funeral Preparation In life’s most challenging moments, preparing for a funeral service is a significant and solemn task. This comprehensive guide to preparing for a funeral aims to provide a detailed roadmap for those undertaking the sensitive journey of funeral planning, combining emotional insight with practical advice. Emotional Readiness: The Core of…

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The Newest California Craze

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Every few days, I see a newspaper story that I simply can’t believe is true.  And, today is one of those days.    Exercise While High? Apparently, the newest fitness craze in Los Angeles is to exercise after getting high.   I saw this story reported in the Los Angeles Times (link to the story here),…

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Helping you avoid being economic road kill

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There is no good way for me to say this…most baby boomers (I am a baby boomer) will end up as economic roadkill and die penniless because of the cost of long-term healthcare.   Poverty Doesn’t Have To Be Our Future But poverty doesn’t have to be our future, even though long-term healthcare will most likely…

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The Craziest Internet Scam Ever

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For the past two weeks, I have been inundated with calls (primarily men aged 20 through 30) who want to sell their poop to our firm.  People Are Calling To Sell Their Poop That’s right…this is not a typographical error…people are calling us to sell their poop (at $500 per poop).   There’s gold in them…

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Can I Have A Funeral, Viewing, or Wake If I Select Body Donation?

Yes, You Can. You do not need to choose between paying it forward through the body and/or brain donation and saying goodbye to your loved one in a respectful, dignified, and appropriate manner. Sine two funeral homes own Sunshine Donation Services, we can provide a traditional funeral service, viewing, or wake prior to body donation.…

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