Tag: Resources

Voluntary Assisted Dying in Australia: What you need to know

The past five years have seen a quiet revolution in the way we die in Australia. Since 2017, all six Australian states have passed Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) laws. This […]

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Six Things You Should Know About Probate in NSW

It’s never easy when a loved one passes away. It can be an incredibly stressful time for the deceased’s family and close friends as they attempt to contact family scattered […]

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Checklist for planning a funeral

When arranging a funeral, there are numerous things to consider from emotional, logistical and legal perspectives. Unfortunately, many of these decisions will often need to be made quickly. This can […]

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Tips for Managing Mother’s Day Grief

After starting out in 1907 as a small West Virginian church service organised by Anna Jarvis to honour the life of her dead mother Anne Reeves, Mother’s Day is now […]

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Selecting Funeral Music

What To Consider When Selecting Funeral Music For many, music is an essential and powerful element of a funeral service. It is a language of emotion and can often represent […]

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Supporting Australia’s service personnel and their families on ANZAC Day

ANZAC Day is a day of remembrance, and an important occasion when we mark the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces in WWI. For our […]

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You can survive this loss: there is a way through.

Over the last seven years, 10 months and 26 days I have been on a mission to give the bereaved a sense of hope. Ever since the last day of […]

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Catholic Funeral Traditions: What To Expect

Of all the Christian denominations in Australia, one of the oldest and largest is the Catholic Church, making up around 23% of Australia’s population. Whether you are Catholic or not, […]

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How To Cope With The Death Of A Child

Living with the nightmare Losing a child is every parent’s worst nightmare. I know, because I’ve lived it. Ten years ago, my beautiful daughter Molly died in an accident, aged […]

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Understanding Pet Loss and Grief

All of us need to love and to be loved, and loving animals is an important part of being human. As we develop bonds of love and affection, we become […]

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Selecting a venue for a funeral: what to consider

Arranging a funeral can be a daunting experience, and it’s not something we tend to do on a regular basis. One of the key decisions to make is where the […]

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A Power of Attorney and the Threat of Elder Abuse

An Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) is a legal document that appoints someone to manage either your personal and/or financial affairs. The person you appoint is called an attorney. You are known as the principal.   A financial attorney […]

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What To Wear To A Funeral

Knowing what to wear to a funeral can be tricky. Whether it is for a casual or formal service, finding the appropriate attire can be challenging. Beyond thinking about the temperature, people need to also consider the […]

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Selecting Funeral Music

What To Consider When Selecting Funeral Music For many, music is an essential and powerful element of a funeral service. It is a language of emotion and can often represent […]

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Greek Funeral Traditions: What to Expect

To many, Greece is a country associated with monumental history, art, politics, civilisation, and theology. From the Olympics to the domes of Santorini, Greek culture is rich and well respected, […]

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Pre-planned and pre-paid funerals: A Real World Story

While living well is an ideal we’re all familiar with, dying well can seem like a strange concept to many. We often let our superstitions and fears about dying, and […]

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A Guide to Writing a Eulogy

Remembering the deceased with heartfelt words A eulogy is a speech or presentation given at a funeral or memorial service. It celebrates and pays tribute to the life of the deceased, and […]

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How Mindfulness and Meditation can help you Cope with Grief and Loss

Dealing with grief and loss has a huge impact on our physical, mental and emotional wellbeing, and it can feel like our core foundations have been shaken. The loss of […]

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Memorialising your loved ones' life journey through photography

I studied Art Therapy at the University of New South Wales, and for my Masters I was honoured to work with adults in palliative care. Originally, I was assigned to […]

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Disenfranchised grief: Grieving the life we had before the pandemic

The pandemic has taken both a physical toll in terms of our health and social distancing measures and a huge emotional toll on the community. In fact, it has vastly […]

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Wills and Estates: Steps and Considerations

Proper estate planning is one of the most important ways we can help our loved ones navigate a very difficult time. The 11th century philosopher Solomon ibn Gabriol said “Plan […]

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How the funeral industry is meeting families’ needs during COVID

COVID-19 sent shockwaves through the community and saw life as we know it change.  We faced a slew of restrictions and numerous lockdowns as governments assessed the best ways to […]

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Funeral Traditions From Around the World

When looking at the topic of death and rituals through a global lens, cultures and traditions around the world can differ from the popular westernised funeral traditions you see on […]

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Embracing Your Loved One’s Memory Through Flowers

While a florist’s main responsibility is to provide floral arrangements for their clients, there is more to it when it comes to flowers for a funeral as the arrangement needs […]

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Funeral FAQ: What happens at a funeral arrangement meeting?

For many people, the prospect of arranging a funeral after losing a loved one can feel complex and confusing – which is where funeral directors come in.    Their job is to guide you through […]

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What are Pre-Planned and Pre-Paid funerals? 

Knowing your options to make empowered choices.   The thought of planning your funeral can be sad for some, but the key thing to remember is that it doesn’t have to be. Doing […]

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Why do Funerals Matter?

Funerals are rituals observed across many countries and cultures. They are a public, traditional and symbolic means of expressing our thoughts and feelings about the death of someone important to us. Funerals help us […]

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Dying to Know: Make this August the month for an important conversation

End of life, it’s something that happens to everyone – it’s part of life. Yet did you know that 82 per cent of Australian’s agree it’s a meaningful conversation, though […]

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