Tag: Strategies

Mourning the loss of an unknown parent: Bo's story

The death of a parent for most people is a sad event. They knew the day would come, but that doesn’t make the grief and remorse any less real. It […]

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Families who chose to 'pull the plug' for the end of life: Sveti's story

In March 2022, Sveti Williams was faced with one of the most challenging decisions she’d ever had to make – to ‘pull the plug’ on her gravely ill ex-husband and […]

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Planning for end of life: What you should consider

Thoughts around end-of-life planning are something we may not consider every day, but for some people, this is the stark reality facing them. Being told you have a life-threatening illness […]

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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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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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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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Coping with Insomnia When Grieving: Top Strategies to Start Sleeping Well

Feeling tired but not being able to sleep is exhausting for one day, let alone for weeks, months, or even years. When you lose a loved one, it’s common to […]

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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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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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Before You Go: Ep. 2 - Can you incorporate humour into the grieving process?

Grief and Humour, do the two really mix? Coping with losing a loved one or someone significant in your life can be one of the most emotionally challenging and vulnerable […]

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Strategies to Cope with Grief and Loss

Research shows that the most stressful life event is the experience of death. Losing a loved one is like losing a huge chunk of oneself. The mental and often physical […]

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Going from Loss to Laughter

Humour has always been a big factor in our relationship. We would frequently question why we were still together when our friends were separating. I told Ellen that life with […]

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Life Beyond Loss

Have you ever noticed that your birth certificate does not have an expiry date? Imagine if it did. Would that change the way that you live your life? Would you […]

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What do we grieve when a celebrity dies?

Over the last decade the world has lost many revered and respected icons, at times unexpectedly, leading to a profound impact on some people.   But why do we feel the death of a […]

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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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Self-care in grief: The myth of keeping busy

If you’ve experienced a loss, someone at some point has likely told you to “keep busy”. Have you tried it? Did it work? Or was it just a distraction?

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Back to business: Tips for returning to work when you’re still grieving

If you’ve recently lost a loved one, then your grief is likely still fresh. But at some point, you must pick up the pieces and return to work.

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Missing your mum on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a time to honour and celebrate your mother, but it can also be a hard day if your mum has passed away. It’s a reminder of the loss you feel and carry with you every day.

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All About Anger: The Good, The Bad and the Coping

It’s normal to feel angry after losing a loved one. From a slight feeling of irritation to extreme frustration and physical aggression, we’ve all felt anger on some level in our life, and sometimes when someone close to us dies we can feel this emotion.

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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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