December 10, 2019
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Nurturing Healing Hope

To be bereaved is “to suffer loss”, “to be torn apart’”, “to be robbed’”, “to have special needs.” When bereaved, we hope that we will heal. […]
November 19, 2019
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Hiring a Financial Advisor

The term Financial Advisor is a generic term describing someone licensed to work in the financial service industry. One of the big question becomes is your […]
November 9, 2019
Taking Inventory

Creating a Household Inventory

One of the most daunting tasks following the death of a loved one is settling the person’s estate. The process can be very stressful, and rifts […]
October 17, 2019
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Understanding Your Duties as Executor

By Patrick O’Brien So what exactly is an “Executor?” Technically speaking, an executor is the representative of the estate of a deceased person. As such, an […]
September 12, 2019
Ball and Chain

Is Grief a Life Sentence?

The definition of “grief” has been gradually changing throughout the years, and I think it’s caused a lot of confusion. Social media hasn’t helped the situation, […]
August 22, 2019
Monkey Trap

The Art of Letting Go

Whoever has the Most Toys at the End Wins When I was young, bumper stickers about having the most toys, and posters of hearses towing U-hauls […]
July 18, 2019
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Proactively Living Alone

As we age, living alone can become intimidating, especially if there are pre-existing or new health concerns that must be managed. It can also be difficult […]
March 15, 2019

Support for a Substance Addiction Death

In 2016 alone, Drug overdoses killed 63,632 Americans. Nearly two-thirds of these deaths (66%) involved a prescription or illicit opioid. Unfortunately, there aren’t many of us […]
March 5, 2019

When Pets Outlive their Owner

From the day we bring them home, our pets become part of the family. They love us, play with us and depend on us. We commit […]
February 22, 2019
Jennifer Hippensteel Author

Grief is a Personal Thing

I’ve learned a lot about grieving in the past 9 years. So much that I have found myself a bit angry at myself from time to […]
February 5, 2019

The Need for Resilience

We can’t avoid adversity. It’s part of our humanness. In fact, the First Noble Truth of Buddhism recognizes that life is not ideal. Life frequently fails […]
February 1, 2019

You Feel So Alone

You thought you were great friends; maybe even as far back as your school days. You’ve been through major milestones together, and those just made your […]