Hospice & Palliative Care

Posted on February 12th, 2020
Posted by Manny Godoy under Burial, Death, End-Of-Life, Funerals
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Hospital staff say that family and friends of patients sometimes refuse hospice or palliative care. They do so with the mistaken belief that the treatment will usher in the end of life. However, that is far from the case. Doctors recommend both types of care only after reaching the conclusion that curative treatment options no […]

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Group Grief: Losing Kobe Bryant

Posted on February 5th, 2020
Posted by Manny Godoy under Death, Funerals, Grief, Uncategorized
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About a week ago, the world collectively gasped at the unbelievable news that Laker Legend Kobe Bryant and eight other passengers perished in a horrific helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. Sudden and sad, reports confirmed the loss of not only Bryant but his 13-year-old daughter as well as coaches and players who everyone agreed died […]

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Suicide

Posted on January 17th, 2020
Posted by Manny Godoy under Death, Funerals, Mortuary
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As funeral directors, our saddest cases often center around the death of a child. But we are equally affected when death is self-inflicted. Suicide is a serious public health problem in the United States, which affects people of all ages. In fact, nearly 800,000 people die by suicide in the world each year, which is roughly one death every 40 […]

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Fear of Death

Posted on January 10th, 2020
Posted by Manny Godoy under Afterlife, Death, End-Of-Life, Fear of Death, Pre-Planning
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A new Amy Adams movie centers around the common yet somewhat irrational fear of entering open or crowded spaces or even simply leaving the house, agoraphobia. But thousands of people suffer from a lesser known but equally alarming phobia, the fear of death, AKA Thanatophobia. While many, if not most, people are afraid to die, people […]

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Grief-Busting Tips

Posted on December 30th, 2019
Posted by Manny Godoy under Burial, Death, Grief, Uncategorized
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If you lost someone you love in 2019, you may be relieved to usher in the start of a new year. But, at the same time, celebrating anything without the one who died may tie your stomach in knots. Closing the door on beloved traditions may help with closure but might leave you feeling out […]

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