Planning a Funeral

How To Find Joy At the End of Life, Even While Planning a Funeral

October 31, 2014

Consider this fact of life: How much effort do we often put into planning for vacations, weddings and sometimes our retirement, but how often do we plan for the nitty-gritty practical details of planning a funeral or planning for death? The inevitable is inevitable isn’t it?

We may consider issues such as wills and estate planning or cremation or burial. But how often do we communicate and document our lives and what is to happen to all that information when we die?

Sheehan, Phinney Bass + Green PA, a well known and well respected NH law firm, put The LastingMatters Organizer in their fall 2014 "Good Company" news

On Sunday September 14 at 4PM, Barbara Bates Sedoric will share her story and introduce her newly launched organizer titled The LastingMatters Organizer - a comprehensive guide and resource for planning for death.

So Many Urns, So Little Time - End-of Life Planning

April 25, 2014

I heard a story recently that got my attention. Here’s what I remember about it.

In a nutshell, someone’s mom had died and the daughter “in charge” of picking out an urn for her mother’s ashes was so consumed by grief that she sent her spouse to the funeral home in her place.

Next came the phone call from the spouse to his cousin while in the “shopping area” in the back of the funeral home.  He was asking for help in making the selection (by phone)  of the “appropriate” urn.

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