The Healing Journey: Gentle Ways to Walk Alongside Someone in Grief

Healing Journey

Loss touches the very core of our hearts, often leaving a void that’s hard to describe. When someone you care about is navigating through this, your support can be their beacon of light on the healing journey.    From lending an ear to helping with service details, having someone there can mean the world in […]

Why Having a Memorial Service Matters

Why Having a Memorial Service Matters from Coastal Funeral Center

Losing someone you love is one of the most challenging and heartbreaking tragedies one can go through in their lifetime. Although final arrangements provide a time for family and friends to come together to celebrate life, these events can be overwhelming for those grieving. It can feel so rushed and to start planning a memorial […]

5 Things You Need to Know About Cremation

5 Things You Need to Know About Cremation

Are you considering cremation for yourself or a deceased loved one? Here is a list of things you need to know about cremation before making a decision. With numerous opportunities for personal expression and celebration, it’s no wonder that the option of cremation is being chosen with growing frequency. According to the National Funeral Directors […]

8 ways to Cope with Grief and the Holidays

Grief and the Holidays

Grieving during the holiday season may seem daunting to some. Holiday traditions tend to bring up memories of passed loved ones and coping with grief and the holidays is difficult. At times we want to press fast forward and skip them altogether because the thought of celebrating without them is too emotional. Grief and the […]

How To Preplan a Funeral

Outdoor Niches in Southern California

Where do you start if you are trying to figure out how to preplan a funeral? Does it save money? How will this relieve stress on my family? The highly quotable inventor, philosopher, and founding father Benjamin Franklin once said, “nothing is certain except death….” As the only certainty in life, doesn’t it make sense […]

Military Funeral Traditions and Protocol

Military Funeral Traditions

Heroes surround us in many forms. We look at family members as heroes, firefighters or doctors. As a nation, we honor military service members for their heroism. Whether Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marines, their bravery gives us freedom. It is important to give proper military funeral for your loved one. “A hero is someone […]

How to Have a Difficult Conversation with Someone You Love

Difficult conversations with those you love

Not sure how to have a difficult conversation with someone you love regarding end-of-life issues? Discussing death and future burial arrangements can be challenging and uncomfortable for family members. How do you even start these conversations with your loved one? What will they think? Will they start to panic and think there is something wrong, […]

What to Wear to a Funeral

Why do people wear black to a funeral?

I don’t know what to wear to a funeral! Do all mourners wear black? Is it inappropriate to wear bright colors? What about hats? When celebrating the life of a deceased loved one, your attire should show respect. Traditionally in the United States, proper funeral etiquette suggests men and women wear black. Black clothing is […]