The Biology of Grief

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Scientists know that the intense stress of grieving can affect the body in various ways, but much remains a mystery. When someone you love dies, experts have a pretty good sense of the path that grief takes through the mind, … Read More

What is a Direct Cremation?

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There is a lot of confusion around the term ‘direct cremation’. Many people believe this to be a new innovation when in fact, direct cremation has existed from the earliest days when a modern form of cremation was introduced to … Read More

What is a ‘Green Funeral’?

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What is a ‘Green Funeral’? There is no one clear definition of what constitutes a ‘green funeral’ but in recent years we have seen a notable increase in families choosing to add in or request more sustainable elements to the … Read More

Pure Cremation Television Advertising

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The information being given in the saturation of advertising by the company ‘Pure Cremation’ on daytime TV needs some clarification. What they are selling is a ‘direct cremation’ which every independent funeral director already offers. However, what ‘Pure Cremation’ doesn’t … Read More

Thoughts on an expected death

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Expected Death ~ When someone dies, the first thing to do is nothing. Don’t run out and call the nurse. Don’t pick up the phone. Take a deep breath and be present to the magnitude of the moment. There’s a … Read More

Are funerals back to normal?

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The current limits on numbers of people who can attend weddings, funerals and other life events will end on July 19. Changes announced include: – The removal of all restrictions on funerals – The lifting of the requirement to wear … Read More

Comparing Funeral Director Prices

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Three months’ notice has been given for all funeral directors to display a standardised price list at their premises and on their website. Funeral directors and crematorium operators must make prices clear for customers or risk court action, the Competition … Read More

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