4 Steps to Plan Your Own Funeral & Make Things Easier on Your Family

4 Steps to Plan Your Own Funeral & Make Things Easier on Your Family
By Brad Krause
brad@selfcaring.info

One of the most responsible and loving things you can do for your family is to plan your own funeral and burial. Your passing will be emotionally devastating to your loved ones, and it will help them immensely to be […]

You Fool Yourself

You Fool Yourself

You fool yourself. You believe you’re safe. You believe there’s time. More time.
You should know better. Life has revealed her truth to you many times. And yet, it is easy to forget. And in some ways important to forget. Life would be too raw, too frightening, too blindingly stark, and we might be paralyzed […]

Better Self-Care for a Better Transition After Loss

Better Self-Care for a Better Transition After Loss
By Brad Krause
selfcaring.info/

You’re okay. It may not seem that way right now, but you are. Grief and all the emotions that come with losing someone will keep you from seeing it, but you’re reading this, that’s one step closer to being even more okay.

After your loss, it will […]

By |August 1st, 2019|Bereavement Care, Death, Grief Counseling|0 Comments

Writers of the World: Video Discussion on Growing Through Grief

Be Sure to Watch! Writers of the World: A Video Discussion on the Topic of Growing Through Grief

Writers of the Word: Growing Through Grief

Please join me on Monday, June 24th at 5:30 Pacific, 8:30 Eastern, when I join Dr. Mary Plouffe, Iris Waichler, and Laurie Kahn for a discussion on Growing Through Grief.

By |June 24th, 2019|Bereavement Care, Death, Grief Counseling|0 Comments

Initiating End of Life Conversations with Loved Ones

Initiating End of Life Conversations with Loved Ones
Death is an inevitable part of life, yet it tends to bring up fear and avoidance in most people.

Despite the difficult nature of the subject, openly discussing death allows for end-of-life arrangements to easily be made, which can prevent issues down the road.

You may feel that you need […]

By |May 22nd, 2019|Bereavement Care, Death, End of Life Care|0 Comments

Help Your Loved One Handle the Financial Decisions that Come With the Loss of a Spouse

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Help Your Loved One Handle the Financial Decisions that Come With the Loss of a Spouse
When seniors go through the loss of their spouse, the major life changes that follow can be overwhelming.

Between the emotional adjustment to life without their partner to the more practical matters like handling financial decisions, it’s a lot […]

By |April 1st, 2019|Bereavement Care, Death, End of Life Care|0 Comments

Guest post – You Should Consider Moving After the Loss of A Loved One

Why You Should Consider Moving After The Loss Of A Loved One

Lucille Rosetti, info@thebereaved.org.

While the loss of a loved one and moving are considered two of life’s greatest stressors, the change that comes with immersing yourself in a new environment can be good for your mental health in more ways than one. However, uprooting […]

And the Winner Is – Me!

And the Winner Is – Me!
A few weeks ago, I wrote about being a finalist in three writing contests.
Today, I am proud and excited to announce that The Space Between: A Memoir of Mother-Daughter Love at the End of Life WON the following awards:

2016 May Sarton Women’s Book Award for Memoir
2016/2017 Reader’s Views […]

Author Receives National Recognition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Author Receives National Recognition
El Dorado Hills, CA:  The FIFTH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL Beverly Hills Book Awards® recognized The Space Between: A Memoir of Mother-Daughter Love at the End of Life by Virginia A. Simpson as a FINALIST in the category of memoir.

Experts from all aspects of the book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book […]

Interview with Dr. Virginia Simpson – lizbeth Meredith

Interview with Dr. Virginia Simpson – lizbeth Meredith
After your father died during when you were young, you wrote that you became very anxious about death. Can you tell us how you moved from that point to becoming a bereavement expert?
My father died when I was 12, during a time when adults didn’t take into consider children’s feelings or whether […]