Eco-Friendly Funerals & Green Burials

Posted on April 17th, 2018
Posted by Manny Godoy under Bio Cremation, Burial, Death, Eco-Friendly Funerals, Funerals, Green Burials, Uncategorized
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Go Green in Death Part 1 in a 2-Part Series Currently celebrated in 192 countries each year, Earth Day originally centered around Spring Equinox (around March 21). The United Nations later designated April 22 as the official International Mother Earth Day. Now known widely by the shortened name, Earth Day, the annual event is designed to […]

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Mortuary: History of the Term

Posted on April 6th, 2018
Posted by Manny Godoy under Burial, Death, Glendora, Mortuaries, Mortuary
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Archaeologically and anthropologically speaking, the word, mortuary, means: ‘any purpose-built structure, resembling a normal dwelling in many ways, in which a dead body is buried.’” Dead House Prior to the 14th century, when they coined the term “mortuary,” people placed their dead in a “deadhouse.” Such a blunt term, it’s little wonder a new phrase […]

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Death Festivals Part 2

Posted on March 26th, 2018
Posted by Manny Godoy under Burial, Cremation, Death, Death Festivals
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Last week, we started a two-part series about death festivals around the world – the ways cultures acknowledge, honor and celebrate their dead. While most Americans avoid even uttering the term, afraid they will jinx themselves and end up in an early grave, other cultures dedicate days, weeks and even months to death. Some even […]

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5 Holidays Designed to Honor the Dead

Posted on March 16th, 2018
Posted by Manny Godoy under Death, Funerals, Glendora, Holiday Deaths, Uncategorized
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Part 1 of a 2-Part Series Did you think the only day to celebrate the dead is associated with Halloween and Day of the Dead? Guess again. While Americans tend to downplay death, other cultures celebrate death throughout the year, with panache. If you would like to remember your deceased loved ones throughout the year, […]

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Sudden Death

Posted on March 7th, 2018
Posted by Manny Godoy under Burial, Death, Funerals, Grief
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Grief over someone who unexpectedly dies When someone you love dies after battling a long illness, your grief may be tempered by relief that their painful journey has finally come to an end. But grieving over someone who suddenly and unexpectedly dies, either from an accident or the onset of disease, comes with its own […]

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