How Will You Be Remembered?

A mans hand holding a cardboard sign that reads What's Your Legacy?

How Will You Be Remembered? Key Questions to Define Your Legacy Developing a meaningful legacy begins with self-reflection.   Below are some important questions to help you shape how you will be remembered: Answering these questions can help you create a blueprint for a legacy that will endure long after you’re gone. Understanding the Elements…

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Nursing Homes Should Have Nurses

A nurse wearing blue scrubs is assisting a lady wearing a yellow dress use a walker.

I 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,…

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Funeral Homes Don’t Care Enough To Proofread Their Websites

Blanket with the Virgin Mary marketing to the Jewish community

I was surprised and offended when I visited Beth David Funeral Home’s website yesterday.   Beth David prominently uses Catholic/Christian symbols to market to Jewish customers.  This is a blatant disregard for the sensibilities of their primary Jewish clientele. Beth David’s offense isn’t isolated; a cursory investigation revealed similar offending discrepancies at Eternal Light Cemetery,…

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There is new cure for Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle cell disease are you at risk? with a Yes and No check box.

As long as I can remember, Sickle Cell Disease was a fatal disease that robbed its victims of quality of life before eventually killing them. Approximately 100,000 Americans live with this disease.   Just last week, we cremated a young woman and mother of two who died of Sickle Cell Disease. She suffered her entire life from extraordinary…

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Adjusting Holiday Traditions After a Loss

Fall table setting with pumpkins, fall flowers and a Grateful and Blessed wooden plaque.

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and we know that for families that have suffered a loss, the prospect of an empty chair at the Thanksgiving table is a terrible prospect.  It is tough to be joyful and give thanks when your heart is being ripped apart.   How to Deal With the Death of a…

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Uncover the Truth: How Private Autopsy Services Can Provide Closure

Man reading an autopsy report.

Losing a loved one is an experience that leaves many questions unanswered, especially when the cause of death is uncertain.  During these challenging times, people often seek closure and peace of mind by understanding the circumstances surrounding their loved one’s passing.  Private autopsy services offer a unique and comprehensive approach that can help uncover the…

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Dog TV – An Idea That Actually Works

Brown and black dog watching DogTV on a turquoise laptop.

As pet owners, we all want our furry friends to be happy, comfortable, and entertained.  And, I think that everyone worries about how our canine companions feel when we leave them alone at home.  If you are like our family, we turn on the TV to keep the dogs company and entertain them while we are…

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The Most Popular Oral Decongestants Are No Better Than Snake Oil

picture of a box of sudafed sinus and another of sudafed sinus

Who would have guessed that many popular oral decongestants are worse than snake oil?  Certainly not me.  Do The Most Popular Cold Medicines Work? But, it turns out that the most popular over-the-counter cold medicines do not work, and may be harmful to your health.   According to recent FDA panel findings, the most popular oral…

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Coins Are Placed on the Graves of Former Soldiers

Three solders saluting

If you ever go to a cemetery, you will most likely see coins on top of some gravestones.   But has anyone ever explained to you why people leave coins and what they mean?  Where did the tradition of leaving coins on a gravestone originate? The tradition of leaving coins on gravestones has been around…

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