Why It’s Important To Talk About Death

Why It’s Important To Talk About Death

By Sean Grant / August 17, 2022 /

Why Talking About Death Matters  Talking about death isn’t exactly the best ice breaker in the world, but it’s certainly great at helping people open up and talk about issues not normally brought up in everyday conversation.  Human beings are self-aware in knowing life is finite, but surprisingly little time is spent talking about it;…

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What Is Afternoon Tea Week

What Is Afternoon Tea Week?

By Sean Grant / August 10, 2022 /

What Makes Afternoon Tea Week Special? Afternoon Tea Week is celebrated between August 8th and August 14th, so if you’re looking for an excuse to go out for a treat, you’re in luck.  The week-long activity celebrates socialising with loved ones, trying out local businesses and (most importantly) indulging in large quantities of delectable cakes!  …

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3 Tips on How To Practice Mindfulness

3 Tips on How To Practice Mindfulness

By Sean Grant / August 3, 2022 /

Practising Mindfulness  After a busy day at the office, hectic social life or a large family gathering, to practice mindfulness is a skill which can bring you closer to the present and make you feel much more at ease with your thoughts.    Have you ever been through periods of your life in which you felt…

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to organise your belongings is a problem everybody faces at some point in their lives. Let’s take a look at ways of tackling the dilemma together. 

How Should I Organise Belongings?

By Sean Grant / July 28, 2022 /

How Do I Start Organising My Belongings?  Have you ever felt drained at the thought of emptying your garage?  Or is the idea of sorting out stacks of paperwork starting to make your stomach turn?  Often enough you ignore objects because they can remind you of a time that’s no longer here.  Old family clothes,…

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Do You Need An End Of Life Plan? Yes! The best way to understand why an end of life plan is important is to picture what your life would be like without one. What would your finances look like if you hadn’t prepared a will? Do your family members know how you'd like your funeral to look like? Is there any way of securing your legacy for future generations to know what your life was like? Without an end of life plan these questions, amongst others, will all be up in the air. For finances, it’s likely your partner, family or the state would take control; is that something you’d like? Without a plan for your funeral, others would choose details for you; would you be happy with that? They say a person dies twice, once when they die and second, when their name is mentioned for the last time, are you happy with your legacy? The question of having an end of life plan essentially comes down to how much uncertainty you want to leave behind after death. If you’re someone who doesn’t care, then this isn't for you. But if you’re someone who wants to make things easier for yourself and loved ones after your death, then an end of life plan is right for you. The Advantages of An End Of Life Plan Save Heartache After the loss of a loved one it can be a difficult time for all, but especially those who are responsible for taking care of the duties afterwards. An end of life plan will leave instructions for loved ones, so that no arguments, regrets or decisions will need to be made for after your death. This will bring peace of mind for everyone involved, making it easier for loved ones when grieving. Save Money By having a plan in place, it allows you to prepare for what the cost burden will be. You’ll be able to work out the costs for funeral services or dealing with possessions, meaning that no hidden costs show up for family members to pay. This helps avoid any unnecessary financial burdens which may hit families at an unwelcome time and which may take years to pay off. Avoid Upset Talking about death helps bring families together. Not often will everybody agree, but having the important conversations now and getting them out in the open will be a great exercise in bringing people together. It also means that no surprise pieces of information are brought up after death, which may hurt previous memories and experiences. Talking to loved ones about your intentions in creating an end of life plan will be a big step forward in having a more honest and realistic picture of what life will look like after you’ve died. How have you got on with doing anything about your own end of life plan? Let us know in the comments. Create Your Own The Before I Go Method is a fantastic resource to get you started (and finished!) with your end of life plan. It has all the resources and materials you need and does a fantastic job in taking you through each step. Check it out here.

What Is An End Of Life Plan?

By Sean Grant / July 20, 2022 /

Is an End Of Life Plan Important?  An End of life plan is a document which allows you to organise your affairs in the approach to, and after, death.  It allows you to take control of how you’ll be cared for, your finances, important documents, funeral matters, legacy and many more.  Often left until the…

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Why Talking About Death With Family Members Is Important

Why Talking About Death With Family Members Is Important

By Sean Grant / July 15, 2022 /

How Do You Plan On Talking About Death With Family Members? Talking to family members about death can be a daunting prospect, but leaving it till a later date can make things even worse.  Has there ever been a conversation which has been shut down because you’ve been told ‘not to speak about death?’ If…

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3 Reasons to Choose Green Embalming for Your Burial

3 Reasons To Choose Green Embalming For Your Burial

By Sean Grant / July 6, 2022 /

Why Green Embalming is the Future for the Burial Industry  The process of green embalming has the power to change the burial industry forever. As eco-conscious families around the world look for a more earth-friendly way of embalming bodies, this article looks into the reasons why green embalming for your burial could be the answer. …

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3 Tips on Making End of Life Planning Easier

3 Tips on Making End of Life Planning Easier

By Sean Grant / June 29, 2022 /

How to make end of life planning less difficult  Making your end of life plan easier can be more enjoyable than you think. From brainstorming ideas, finding support, and finding knowledge, in this article you will be able to discover all kinds of good gems to help you make your end of life plan just…

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Children's Hospice Week

Children’s Hospice Week

By Sean Grant / June 22, 2022 /

What is Children’s Hospice Week? A children’s hospice is an organisation which helps facilitate palliative care for young children. Children’s Hospice Week, which runs from June 20th to June 26th this year, helps spread awareness around the UK for all related child hospice services.  This year, the theme of Children’s Hospice Week is #ForTheChildren. Aiming…

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3 Tips on Finding Out What your Legacy is

3 Tips on Finding Out What your Legacy is

By Sean Grant / June 15, 2022 /

What will your legacy look like? If you had to choose one thing you’d be remembered for, if you were gone tomorrow, what would it be? In other words, can you identify your legacy?  It can be quite difficult, depending on the life you’ve had until now you may not have even thought about it. …

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