From simple cremation services to elaborate, catered, off-site Celebration of Life events, more information can be found here.
It is not always possible to pay respects in person, so we hope this small token will help.
A gift to your family, sparing them hard decisions at an emotional time.
Grief and Bereavement
Who ever said being human is easy? Certainly, life can bring both joy and sorrow; and no one remains a stranger to the complexities of grief and bereavement for very long. Naturally, we're all familiar with grief; it almost doesn't matter how young you are–dealing with loss can begin early. There are hidden losses in childhood: divorce, moving to a new community or school; even the loss of innocence. And then there's the childhood experience of death: either the death of a beloved family member, close friend, or pet. Then in adulthood, layer upon layer of losses can continue to wear us down, punctuated by the grief we know as bereavement, brought on by the loss of parents, siblings and friends. If you find yourself bearing the burden of grief or bereavement, check out the resources listed below. And if you have questions about anything you see here, please call us at (301) 739-5498. We pledge to do our best to support you in this difficult time.
Why Do We Grieve?
Unfortunately, grief and loss are a commonplace part of our human experience. But, when you're in the midst of grief, it can be really hard to understand its purpose. If you've ever asked "why do we grieve?" you'll want to read this article
What does experiencing grief feel like? Ask anyone who has felt the effects of loss and they'll tell you, coping with the grief process can be challenging. Read this article to help take the mystery out of this very natural reaction to loss.
Healing After Loss
Does healing from loss seem like it's impossible to achieve? We know it can feel that way; but the truth is, healing after loss is not only possible, with some effort, it's probable. Read this article to learn how you can heal from loss.
Coping with Unexpected Death
Coping with unexpected death can be unusually difficult. If you've recently experienced the sudden unexpected death of someone dear to you, we offer you our condolences and invite you to read this article to gain insight into the dynamics of grieving an unexpected loss.
Can you define resilience? And have you ever considered the relationship between grief and building resilience? Read this if you're curious about what is resilience, and want to know more about how the grief you feel can strengthen your ability to cope with hardship.
Recommended Books on Grief and Grieving
Above and beyond the expression of sadness, there's another reason we grieve. The experience of grief, when thoughtfully and purposefully endured, helps us to grow stronger and more resilient. Our list of books about resilience offers those who grieve insightful and instructive recommended reading.
One of the best ways to deal with grief is to reflect on the positive memories you had with the one who has passed. You can share these memories on our listing of obits.