Spring: A Fresh, Optimistic Start

Spring: A Fresh, Optimistic Start

Posted on May 8, 2020 by Allen McMullen | Leave a comment
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The birds are back. Nest building is underway across America. The early blooms dot the landscape with bright yellows and blues. The grass is that beautiful fresh green that only happens this time of year. Spring has arrived. People feel revitalized, ready to take on new tasks and are optimistic about the future. Of course, […]

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Routine is a Life Saver

Routine is a Life Saver

Posted on April 24, 2020 by Allen McMullen | Leave a comment
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In times of stress, routine is a life saver. In times of stress, loss, and change, the most important coping skill is taking control of your time. You must establish a routine. Picture a fish out of water. That’s how a person feels in the midst of grief, loss, or any major life change. Without […]

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How should I prepare for my funeral preplanning meeting?

How should I prepare for my funeral preplanning meeting?

Posted on April 10, 2020 by Allen McMullen | Leave a comment
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First, relax. Talking about your funeral plans might make you a little uncomfortable at first but making a plan doesn’t mean you will be using it anytime soon. Your funeral director or advance planner will remotely guide you through the process. Most people get very comfortable in just a few minutes. Do allow enough time. Typically, you will […]

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Social Distancing, Weddings and Funerals

Social Distancing, Weddings and Funerals

Posted on April 3, 2020 by Allen McMullen | Leave a comment
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Does it take losing something to make us see its real value? Suddenly we find ourselves in a world where weddings and funerals may not happen. Just a few weeks ago people might have questioned the need for these kinds of gatherings. Now, we begin to feel what we have lost. Albeit a temporary loss, […]

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When the soul leaves the body … reacting to a sudden unexpected death

Posted on February 14, 2020 by Allen McMullen | Leave a comment
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Sometimes, if you are open to it, you can receive amazing information in the most unlikely ways.  For example, there was a driver who was taking a woman to the airport when she received the news that a family member had died. The woman gasped and her driver, who was from another culture, asked if […]

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