Eco-Afterlife: Green Burial Options

Eco-Afterlife: Green Burial OptionsFuneral options that honor your loved one--and the planet.

Modern western-world burial practices are arguably absurd, all things considered: We pack our dearly departed with synthetic preservatives and encase them in impenetrable coffins meant to defy the natural forces of decomposition that have been turning ashes to ashes and dust to dust for eons. And in the process we give over thousands of acres of land every year to new cemetery grounds from coast to coast.

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7 Things You Can Do to Heal After Pet Loss (Part 2)

7 Things You Can Do to Heal After Pet LossThe healings begins after losing a pet.

What happens when our beloved pet dies? Are our friends, family and co-workers equally as accepting? And for that matter, are we accepting of our own grief – or do we simply try to function “on top” of the feelings?

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7 Things You Can Do to Heal After Pet Loss (Part 1)

7 Things You Can Do to Heal After Pet Loss (Part 1)Loss, and the resulting heartache,
is a part of life.

And usually we’re faced with doing the best we can to manage the sorrow left behind, and carry on with our day-to-day responsibilities. Yet, at such a time, we are hampered by unrecognized, unacknowledged, and untended symptoms of grief.

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How Lincoln's Assassination Launched the Funeral Industry [Smithsonian]

Lincoln’s AssassinationIn 1865, when Abraham Lincoln was assassinated at Ford’s Theater, no one expected that one of the longest lasting effects of that day would be a boom in the funeral industry.

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