Will the Magic Kingdom be Your Eternal Destination?

The Urban Legend About Scattering Human Ashes at Disney Is True, and It’s Worse Than We Thought  Filed to: DEATH There’s so much wrong with this story.  To start, STOP using the term human ashes!!!  It’s a CREMATED BODY!!! Scattering a loved one’s cremated body at an amusement park is just part of […]

  • 11/02/18

Are You Ready to Live With Momentum?

Dear Friends, Seasons are definitely one of the things that mark those of us who live in Northern IL.  Summer is known for hot sticky days, fresh corn, and garden tomatoes.  I hope you have been enjoying some of the things summer has to offer because autumn is knocking at our doors.  We have been […]

  • 8/09/18

Cemeteries “Where Stories Live”

The Past is Behind Learn From It.•  The Future is Ahead, Prepare For It. •  The Present is Here, Live In It What comes to your mind when you drive by a cemetery?  Do you think it’s a morbid place full of sadness? Maybe you think it’s a place that’s obsolete because “We […]

  • 6/29/18

I can’t be used unless I’m broken. What am I?

As I was looking for something to post Christmas morning, I came across this riddle.  “I can’t be used unless I’m broken.  What am I?”  The answer of course, is an egg.  A simple egg holds such profound truth! To have empathy, you must have life experience – the hard knocks of walking on this […]

  • 1/05/18

I Can Opt Out of Dying and Why Not the Funeral Also?

Do you know that as a citizen of the United States of America, you are currently living in the first death-free generation? You are probably thinking, “What does that mean?” Right now there are five generations living at the same time. Due to all of the medical advancements, we are living much longer than […]

  • 10/05/17

STOP using the term “Committed Suicide”

People often say to us that they don’t know how we do what we do – dealing with death and grief every day. One of the most difficult situations for us is when a family walks through our door that has just lost their beloved to suicide. Our heart breaks right along with theirs. We […]

  • 8/26/17

Encouraging Caregivers to Care for Themselves

November is National Caregiver’s Month, and chances are, you have a caregiver in your life. In fact, the National Alliance for Caregiving and the AARP Public Policy Institute reported in 2015 there were approximately 34.2 million Americans who provided unpaid care to an adult age 50 or older. On average, they spend over 24 hours […]

  • 11/03/16

Breast Cancer: Awareness and Prevention

According to the American Cancer Society, approximately one in eight women in the United States will develop breast cancer during their lifetime.  All of us can think of someone whose life has been touched by this disease. With a focus in October on breast cancer awareness, it’s a great opportunity to remind ourselves and our […]

  • 11/03/16