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Death abroad: what to do if a loved one dies away from home

2020 December 18

When a death occurs abroad, it can be very hard for the deceased’s friends and family members. In addition to grieving being made more difficult by the distance, the logistics of organizing even simple funerals can be overwhelming. Here’s a quick guide to the steps to take if someone close to you dies abroad.

How to seek comfort online after a love one passes away

2020 December 11

The Internet has revolutionized how people communicate with one another and many other things to boot. It’s even changed the way we view and deal with death. This is in part because those who pass on leave behind a digital footprint, but it’s not the only reason. The internet has also transformed the way we grieve. Here’s what you should know about being online after a love one passes away.

How to integrate music into a funeral service

2020 December 03

Music is inextricably tied to remembrance and recollection. It’s a traditional part of funeral services in many cultures and religions, and even when planning simple, individualized and nonreligious funerals, including music can be very important. Here’s what you should know and how to do it.