Losing a loved one is one of the most significant and stressful life events that all humans must experience. Navigating grief will be different for each person but it can be really helpful to validate the sadness before trying to move through it. Affirmations are a helpful tool for dealing with the intense feelings of […]
With O’Connell Family Funeral Homes, pre-planning your funeral is simple, easy, and personal. The process, which may seem slightly morbid, can actually be a great way to grow together as a family and put together a beautiful celebration. However, as you approach the pre-planning process, there are a few things you may want to avoid. […]
Nobody wants to think about writing an obituary for a loved one, especially in the midst of grief. O’Connell Family Funeral Homes seeks to help our clients celebrate their loved ones in a way that assists with healing and honors their loved one’s precious life. Here are some of our best tips for easing this […]
We get it. Planning your funeral may seem morbid or unnecessary, especially if you’re not facing any significant health problems, are young in age, or young at heart. Planning is not about age, it’s about emotions. It helps create a process to your achieved goal; your funeral or memorial gathering. Your preferences may seem like awkward […]
Yes, you read that title right. While writing your own eulogy may seem, at best, slightly pessimistic and, at worst, slightly narcissistic, it’s actually a really good idea. Although we all hope that we have many more days ahead of us, tragedies happen. Writing your own eulogy can help you reflect on your life and […]
Remembering your mom on Mother’s Day can be a moment of great joy and much appreciation. But it can also be a moment of intense sadness if you can’t share this day with your mom. May is a time of warmer weather, plants emerging from their hiding place, the smell of lilacs, as well as […]
Listen to our latest Good Grief podcast, where we talk to Shelli Erck, from Hudson Flower Shop, about the history behind the use of funeral flowers, their significance in funeral services, things we should consider when picking flowers, and many other interesting topics. Hudson Flower Shop
Listen to our latest Good Grief podcast, where we talk about the unspoken (but essential!) rules we should follow when we attend a visitation or funeral service. Please share this with a friend that you think would benefit from it.
Listen to our latest Good Grief podcast, where we talk about the specifics of body donation, such as the different types of body donation, how the process unfolds, if we can choose where our body is going to be used for, etc. Please share this with a friend that you think would benefit from it.
Good Grief Podcast Listen to the latest podcast from Mike O’Connell How funerals and grieving are different during COVID-19, as well as reflective suggestions for grieving families. Reflective Suggestions for Grieving Families During the COVID-19 Crisis. Download the free PDF resource from Grief Therapist Kelly Grosklags, @CWKHeals