“How to Prepare Kids for Attending a Funeral “

When a close friend or family member dies, the ceremony celebrating their life and allowing the loved ones left behind to grieve can be a therapeutic experience in the minds of adults. For children, however, the funeral ceremony and visitation can be a scary and upsetting experience that makes dealing with the death of someone they care about even more traumatic. Making sure that your children are properly prepared for a funeral is one of the most important things you can do for them … [Read more...]

“10 of the Most Outrageous Nervous Reactions”

High-stress situations affect everyone differently, even causing some to exhibit behavior that’s not altogether socially acceptable. Some people react to situations that make them anxious by going into high gear and taking care of business, others are incapable of maintaining a calm facade. While there are as many different inappropriate reactions to stress as there are sufferers from anxiety, these are 10 of the most mortifying. Laughing at a Funeral – Perhaps the most horrifying thing … [Read more...]

Modern Etiquette, Hidden Meanings & Unique Ways to Give Flowers

While Valentine’s Day is easily one of the busiest days of the year for a florist, it’s certainly not the only reason people buy flowers. Whether it’s for a first date, to say you’re sorry or just to show someone you’re thinking of them, flowers are a great way to show someone you care. Different occasions call for different types of flowers, so how do you decide which flowers are best for the occasion you’re sending them? Take the guesswork out of sending flowers and make sure the flowers … [Read more...]

Leela Francis, ‘We Don’t Say Goodbye‏’

  Dear Sister, I've spent much of the last 2.5 years courting my mother through the end of her life. Besides making peace with letting her go, I've been dancing with the reality of cancer touching one so close to me, accepting that there are indeed some things I cannot control, let alone understand, and trusting that even in this there are gifts. In the end, after phone calls and visits, bedside vigils, and years of coming and going since I moved away from Montreal when I … [Read more...]

Laura Farago is Taking Action – Tribute to her Father * Up-dated

Laura Farago is Taking Action to ... sharing the thoughts of his FAMILY and friends that loved him so much. Here is a photo from Christine's wedding day where he is holding Laura. Thank You, DAD! Dad, There is truly not a better father on this planet...not just because you spoiled me rotten but because of the incredible man you were. I've always had so much respect for you, your work ethic, your education and how you did it on your own working days … [Read more...]

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