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
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 […]
O’Connell Family Funeral Homes knows families have the best intentions when having to plan a funeral, but sometimes people have different opinions on what they think their loved ones might have wanted – thus causing conflict. Intense emotions, personality conflicts, and financial pressures to pay for services can bring additional stressors. Pre-arranging your funeral assures […]
The O’Connell Family Funeral Homes Blood Drive The O’Connell family has a long and proud history of serving the communities of Hudson, Baldwin and the greater St. Croix Valley. That’s why we are so excited to host a Red Cross blood drive on August 28th at our Hudson funeral home; 520 11th Street South. But […]
“Grieving is as natural as crying when you are hurt, sleeping when you are tired, or eating when you are hungry… It is nature’s way of healing a broken heart.” ~Doug Manning The death of someone we love changes our lives forever. And the movement from the “before” to the “after” is almost always a long, painful […]