Death and Dying Blog

How to Plan for the End of Your Life No Comments

Making plans for the end of your own life and your funeral is a chore that is easily postponed. But, as the years go by and perhaps increasing physical illnesses make it more and more difficult to forget about the inevitable, it feels more and more acceptable and in many cases…

Pre Nuptial Agreements and Estate Planning No Comments

You may have heard the phrase Pre Nuptial Agreement in famous celebrity divorces, like the case of Tiger Woods & Elin Nordegren for example. Maybe you’ve thought that these were exclusively a celebrity clause, and not available to Joe Public. This couldn’t be further from the truth, and many couples marrying are now opting to draw up Pre Nuptial Agreements…

An Introduction To Humanist Funerals No Comments

Humanist funerals are gaining popularity across the world. In short, they offer the opportunity to celebrate someone’s life in the most unique and individual way possible. Still not sure what makes up a humanist funeral and why you should consider one? Read on to find out more…

What to Consider When Planning Your Own Funeral No Comments

Death is quite possibly one of the most difficult things any of us will ever have to face. Naturally, when the time comes for us, we want the process of funeral planning to be as easy as possible for our grieving loved ones. This is exactly why so many people are beginning to consider the benefits that come with planning their own funeral in advance. Deciding this is the right decision for you and your loved ones is one thing, but making sure all the bases are properly covered is another…

8 Alternatives to a Traditional Burial No Comments

When most of think about funerals, we think of traditional caskets, church and graveside services and a sprinkling of earth into an open grave. This, of course, is the traditional western funeral that we have either been too or seen countless times on TV and in movies. Whilst there is absolutely nothing wrong with this type of funeral, there are alternatives that may be considered slightly less rigid and even have a lighter more convivial feel. An End-of-life plan is something that is purely down to an individual and should be respected according the their beliefs, wishes and choice…

The Rise of Humanist Funerals No Comments

A funeral, without a doubt, is the most personal event that a person can be associated with. While tradition once meant that people came to expect a religious service, this is no longer the case. With more people choosing not to follow a particular faith, humanist funerals are on the rise and have even recently been featured in the long running British soap opera, Coronation Street. What are humanist funerals? A humanist funeral is an alternative to having a religious or faith-based funeral ceremony. Designed to be meaningful and personal to the deceased…

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Celebrate Your Life Your Way: Planning Your Own Funeral No Comments

Funerals are often a taboo subject; people feel unable to talk about the subject of death yet it is however one of the certainties of life. It’s easy to avoid writing a will and understandably hard to plan your own funeral, but for those who would like some control after death it can be very worthwhile. Recognizing that death is a part of life and planning your own funeral can be a liberating experience too. It may also help your family to sort your affairs out and avoid having to go through the often stressful funeral planning…

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The Steps to Acknowledging Life’s Biggest Finances No Comments

As people meander their way through life, obligations are aplenty and people handle them in unique ways. Some are tough, some are fun and several just simply have to be taken care of. Every person and every family has situations that pose a challenge in their own right, and a nearly universal belief is that any obstacle or duty in life is easier to handle when people are better prepared. Certain people get lucky and avoid major health problems. Others are fortunate and avoid marital challenges or happiness issues…

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