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Climate Change and Farmworker Deaths

There are funerals at funeral homes in Cleveland, OH for people who have experience working on farms. America, until the middle of the 20th century, still had a large number of family farms.

Many older people, who may have moved to urban areas for education and better-paying jobs in the industry, may have left farming communities where they knew what it was like to get up 365 days a year before the sun rose to tend to animals before going to school or heading out, during the late spring, summer, and early fall months to harvest crops as they ripen.

It was hot work in the summer months, but relief could be found under the canopy of a barn or an abundance of shade trees and in ice-cold water or soda during the day, and in homemade ice cream, churned the old-fashioned way, on the front porch at night.

While farm work during planting and harvesting seasons was long, dusty, and hot, the days were not as hot as many of those same days are now. The earth has been steadily getting warmer over the past several decades and it’s not unusual now for temperatures during the summer months to stay well above normal (with heat indexes driving the real-feel temperatures even higher) for long stretches of time.

If we work in offices, we may complain about the heat when we venture out during the day, but for the most part, we are in fairly comfortable temperatures most of the time, with thermostats set at 70 degrees or so. Then we get in our cars and adjust the air conditioning to a comfortable temperature. Finally, we walk into our homes where we turn on an air conditioning unit or a central HVAC system to keep our living spaces comfortable.

However, farmworkers spend their entire workdays outdoors in the sweltering heat. Often those workdays are from sunup to sundown, which can be as long as 15 or 16 hours in the western United States. Therefore, farmworkers’ lives are increasingly being jeopardized by prolonged exposure, with little or no relief, to excessive heat.

Heatstroke is one of the potentially fatal dangers that farmworkers face. Heatstroke occurs when the body overheats after extended exposure to high temperatures or after physical exertion in high temperatures.

This is the most dangerous type of heat injury that people can suffer, and it has a high fatality rate. If someone’s body temperature rises to 104 degrees or higher, then heatstroke can occur.

If the body can’t cool down or is unable to cool down fast enough, then death occurs.

Farmworkers are constantly faced with the threat of suffering heatstroke as they perform grueling labor under hotter and hotter summer skies. In addition to heatstroke, farmworkers also face other life-threatening risks from the heat.

One of these is chronic kidney disease, which can lead to kidney failure. This happens because farmworkers are performing strenuous labor, losing a lot of water through sweat, and not replacing it by drinking enough fluids.

Some larger farms have modified their work schedules so that farmworkers work at night instead of during the day. However, with climate change, nights have become much warmer than they used to be, so while the risk of heat-related illnesses and death is reduced some, it is not completely eliminated.

If you’d like to know how funeral homes in Cleveland, OH are helping our communities with cooling resources, our compassionate and experienced team at E. F. Boyd & Son Funeral Home is here to help. You can visit us at our funeral home at 2165 E 89th St., Cleveland, OH 44106, or you can call us today at (216) 791-0770.

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Ways to Thank a Hospice Provider

Before cremations as part of Shaker Heights, OH cremation services, many people care for their dying loved ones at home with the help of hospice agencies. Hospice agencies are invaluable when a loved one has an illness from which they will die in a short time frame. Although you may think that hospice agencies can’t be used until the death of a loved one is days away, they can actually start providing care services once an illness has been diagnosed as terminal and you and your loved one no longer want life-prolonging treatment for it.

Hospice agencies can be part of the care help for your loved one for an extended period of time (one to two years, with recertification every six months), but most of time hospice care enters the picture when the prognosis for your loved one is three to six months left to live.

Hospice care includes nurses, chaplains, social workers, and CNAs who work as a team to make sure your loved one, your family, and you have the support and services you all need as you walk together on the journey toward the death of your loved one.

Additionally, hospice agencies have people who volunteer to provide special services at no charge. These are people who may provide short periods of respite care (usually two to three hours) for your loved one so that you and your family can get out of the house and run errands like shopping or doctor’s appointment or so that you can simply go have lunch or a coffee with a friend.

If for some reason you get a hospice care agency that is not providing these services or that is not responsive to your needs, then talk with your loved one’s doctor to get another hospice agency involved as soon as possible.

Ask for recommendations if you’re unsure which hospice agency to change to, or call them to see how the initial phone call goes. If the first person you talk to is rude, disinterested, or makes offensive comments, that can tell you about the general attitude of that hospice agency.

But how do you thank the hospice care providers in ways that let them know they’re appreciated and that you’re grateful for the kind and compassionate help they’re providing?

One way is to make them feel welcome when they come to your home. If a hospice care provider is there for a while, offer them something to drink or, if you have snacks like cookies or cake, then offer them refreshments. They probably will decline, but it will let them know you appreciate what they’re doing.

Another way to show your appreciation is to write a thank-you note to the hospice agency. Be sure to name each provider who has helped out and let the agency know what a difference it has made for your loved one and you and your family.

Another way to thank the hospice agency is to volunteer your time after your loved one has died and you’ve had time to get their affairs in order and to go through the early phases of the grieving process. This can be very emotionally rewarding and it can also help in the healing process as you move forward with your life.

For information about Shaker Heights, OH cremation services, our compassionate and experienced team at E. F. Boyd & Son Funeral Home is here to help. You can visit our funeral home at 2165 E. 89th Street, Cleveland, OH 44106, or you can call us today at (216) 791-0770.

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The Final Tasks of Dying

Before cremations as part of Cleveland, OH cremation services, there are several tasks of dying that need to be done to give us closure and peace at the end of our lives. Sometimes, because we don’t know what to do or because we don’t know how, we die without closure and without peace.

However, if we make sure we get these tasks done before we die, then we can have a peaceful end of life, knowing that we’ve tied up the loose ends that can often make peace elusive when we die.

The first task we have when we’re dying is to ask for forgiveness. We can’t go through being human and being alive without intentionally or unintentionally wronging, harming, or hurting people we love and care about. We all carry scars of wounds that our family members and our friends have inflicted on us. But they also carry scars of the wounds that we’ve inflicted on them.

Sometimes, these wounds are so grievous and so deep that it has damaged or severed our relationships with friends and family members. If we’re the ones that caused this, then we’re the ones who need to ask for forgiveness.

Physical wounds heal much more easily than emotional wounds, but emotional wounds are the ones that are at the forefront of our minds when we’re dying. That means we need to remove all the toxins from our relationships that have been damaged by apologizing to those we’ve injured and to ask them for forgiveness.

Although asking friends and family members for forgiveness may not be easy (especially if we feel we were right and justified in what we did), asking for forgiveness can release us from the burden of guilt and pain over our past behavior.

The next task of dying is offering forgiveness. This can be just as hard as asking for forgiveness because what we are doing is forgiving someone who has wronged us and who has not apologized nor asked us for forgiveness. Our human nature resists that because it doesn’t feel fair.

But, on this point, it’s important to think about all the times in our lives when people have forgiven us, even though we didn’t apologize and we didn’t ask for it – and maybe we didn’t even deserve it. They simply did it because they loved us and it was the right thing for them to do.

Lack of forgiveness creates a heavy burden on us over time. That burden needs to be unloaded before we die.

Another task of dying is be sure to thank and show appreciation to others for their love, their kindness, and all the wonderful things they are to us and have done for us. Too often, we assume that our friends and family members know how much we appreciate them and how grateful we are for them and to them. So, we never actually tell them. We need to do this before we die.

A final task of dying is to make sure our friends and family members know how much we love them. Again, this is one of those things that we can sometimes assume that our friends and family know, so we seldom, if ever, say the words and explain why. We shouldn’t die without those that we love knowing for certain that we love them, how much we love them, and why we love them.

For information about Cleveland, OH cremation services, our compassionate and experienced team at E. F. Boyd & Son Funeral Home is here to help. You can visit our funeral home at 2165 E. 89th Street, Cleveland, OH 44106, or you can call us today at (216) 791-0770.

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Use Recipes to Remember Your Loved Ones

After cremations as part of cremations services offered in Warrensville Heights, OH, we may be looking for tangible things to hold onto to remember our loved ones. We have memories that we somehow want to capture and not let go of. We may keep cards and letters they wrote us. We may keep journals they wrote or photo albums that they kept.

However, one of the strongest memories we have of our loved ones who have died is the food that they fed us. We can remember the smell, the taste, and, most importantly, the love that went into all of that cooking that they did.

Whether it was a special occasion food or a signature food, or it was just the food that reminds us of our time with them, we all have family recipes that remind us of those that we love who have died.

Did Grandma make the best fried chicken in the world? Did Mama bake a special cake on your birthday or on holidays? Was there a special-ingredient biscuit or a pie recipe that they used that gave you the fluffiest and lightest biscuits or the flakiest and tender pie crust?

We may have recipe boxes filled with handwritten recipe cards that literally fueled us while our loved ones were alive. We may have torn and tattered recipe books, with stains from butter or vanilla dotting pages here and there. We may have family recipes that have been handed down for several generations.

There is something both nostalgic and comforting about the food we eat, and especially when it was made by the loving hands of those who have preceded us in death. We may want to make sure that those recipes and that love don’t get lost. We may also want to make sure they are preserved for the generations that will follow us.

One of the great ways to remember our loved ones who have died is to create a family recipe book with all the recipes that we have, whether they’re on index cards, in a worn-out recipe book, or simply written on a folded piece of paper that’s tucked away in the back of a recipe box.

There are many ways to create a family recipe book, but the easiest is to combine them into a digital record. This is a project that the whole family can participate in. And it doesn’t have to be done all at once.

You’ll need your more tech-savvy family members to digitize and organize the cookbook. However, everyone can get together to go through the recipes to decide what will be included in the family cookbook.

You’ll find a lot of memories sparked, especially if this is an extended family project, as you go through each of the recipes. You will have stories to share about them, laughs about the good times they bring up, and ways to connect the youngest family members to family members they may have never known.

This is an excellent opportunity to share the family history as well. Many of the memories that the food in our lives brings up were momentous occasions. We can share those experiences with members of our family who were born after they happened and tell them why they were and are important.

For information about cremations services in Warrensville Heights, OH, our compassionate and experienced team at E. F. Boyd & Son Funeral Home is here to help. You can visit our funeral home at 25900 Emery Road, Warrensville Heights, OH 44123, or you can call us today at (216) 831-7906.

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How to Calm Fears About Death

Before funerals at funeral homes in Warrensville Heights, OH, we may find that we are genuinely terrified about death and dying. Because those who’ve faced death and who have died before us can’t tell us about the experience, it remains a mystery that each of us will experience as a solitary event.

The fear of the unknown is a powerful force in humans, and death and dying are at the top of the unknowns we will face in our lifetimes. While we may watch loved ones as they die, we still don’t know exactly what they’re experiencing because we only see symptoms, not the actual internal process.

There are many rational aspects of death to think about. How will our loved ones fare after we’re gone? Will they be okay without us? Have we prepared for the process leading up to our death, the death itself, and for after we die so that our affairs are in order?

These are all things that we can take action to do something about now so we can eliminate those sources of worry.

However, many of our fears about death are based on how we imagine death to be, and those may not be in alignment with the reality of death and dying.

One of our fears about death may be about how painful it will be. However, most of us have experienced different levels of pain throughout our lives, and there is no reason to believe that any pain associated with death will be different. However, it is unlikely that we will actually be aware of pain.

There are two reasons for this. One reason is because comfort care, which is medical care that is provided to people who are dying, is specifically designed to very effectively manage pain during the dying process. The second reason is that, as the body begins its final shutdown, we go into a deep sleep state that is much like being under anesthesia and there is no sensation of pain.

Another thing that we might fear about death is the end of our consciousness – in effect, that part of us that makes us who we are and makes us human. However, because of the nature of death, we will not be aware of the end of our consciousness because it will not exist. In other words, we won’t be around to know that we’re not around.

Another fear that we may have about death is the sensation of being cremated or being buried. Most of us can’t imagine either one happening to us. But this fear is associated with our being present and conscious during the cremation or the burial. Since our consciousness will no longer exist, we will not be aware of anything, whether we choose to be buried or we choose to be cremated, so there is really no reason to be afraid of this.

A final fear that we may have about death is what will happen after we’re gone. We may fear for our loved one’s futures. We may fear that all of the things that we value will be sold or thrown away or not taken care of. But the reality is that we have no control over what happens after we die, so we should take that fear and set it aside, along with all the other fears about death.

If you’d like to learn about funerals at funeral homes in Warrensville Heights, OH, our compassionate and experienced team at E. F. Boyd & Son Funeral Home is here to help. You can visit us at our funeral home at 25900 Emery Rd., Warrensville Heights, OH 44123, or you can call us today at (216) 831-7906.

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What is a Mausoleum?

When planning funerals at funeral homes in Cleveland, OH, you may be considering different funeral options. One of the options is mausoleums and you may not know much more about them than reading about them in a literature class.

Mausoleums, in simple terms, are above ground tombs. In fact, to be more precise, they are a room full of tombs that are above ground. So, you might ask why people would choose to be put into an above-ground grave rather than in an underground grave.

The most practical reason for being put into a mausoleum is that room for underground graves is running out. Cemeteries are near or at capacity, with either no more available land to expand or with the cost of buying additional land being prohibitive.

In mausoleums, graves can be stacked on top of each other and mausoleums are often built up in order to be able to accommodate a large number of graves without taking any more land space.

Another practical reason for being put into mausoleums is soil location and structure. In New Orleans, for example, the city itself is below sea level, which makes the soil unstable. When hurricanes or other heavy flooding events, such as the massive flooding of the Mississippi River in 1927, happen in New Orleans, there is always the risk of underground graves being unearthed and caskets floating away.

Mausoleums have a rich history. Among the first mausoleums ever built in the world were the Great Pyramids in Egypt, where royalty and other people who had prestige were entombed after they died.

Mausoleums got their name from an ancient ruler. King Mausolus, who ruled in what is now Asia Minor, his wife commissioned a building to be constructed where his remains could be entombed. The building, the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, is considered one the Seven Wonders of the World.

Mausoleums not only hold entombed remains in caskets, but they also have columbarium niches where cremated remains can be stored. So, regardless of whether you decide to have your remains cremated or placed into a casket, you can be entombed or inurned inside a mausoleum.

It’s important to understand that burial refers not just to being put into an underground grave, but also can be used to refer to entombment in a mausoleum.

There are different types of mausoleums, and not all are available for general entombment or inurnment.

Private mausoleums are built exclusively for members of a single family to be entombed or inurned in. These are commonly known as custom mausoleums because many of them were or are constructed prior to anyone in the family dying. Private mausoleums may be built in a cemetery or they may be built on private land. Regardless of where they are located, the public may be prohibited from having any access to them.

In public mausoleums, on the other hand, as long as there is space available, anyone can be entombed or inurned there. These mausoleums are much larger than private mausoleums, and can often house hundreds of interments.

Since public mausoleums are like public cemeteries, anyone is able to go them and pay their respects to the deceased. One of the most famous examples of a public mausoleum is the Taj Mahal in India.

If you’d like to learn more about mausoleums at funeral homes in Cleveland, OH, our compassionate and experienced team at E. F. Boyd & Son Funeral Home is here to help. You can visit us at our funeral home at 2165 E 89th St., Cleveland, OH 44106, or you can call us today at (216) 791-0770.

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Streaming a Funeral Service Online

When you’re arranging funerals at funeral homes in Shaker Heights, OH, you may be worried about family members and close friends who live too far away or can’t afford to get to the funeral in person because you know they don’t want to miss being a part of the service.

Family members and close friends are equally worried because they want to be at the funeral and they can’t because they know how important participating in a funeral service is and how many regrets can happen when they have to miss it.

Having your loved one’s funeral service and then having the video uploaded to the funeral home’s website solves this problem on both sides. Using an internet connection, family members and close friends who can’t be there are able to participate in the funeral service live. If it’s held at a time when they are not able to participate live, they can watch the recorded video from the funeral home’s website when it’s convenient for them.

Live streaming funeral services and uploading the recordings to the funeral home website is a funeral service that began to be offered by a few funeral homes about 10 years ago. However, with a world that is connected and intertwined by technology, live streaming funeral services have become very popular in the last few years.

While it might seem that livestreamed funeral services are beneficial just for mourners who are unable to attend in person, the immediate family of the deceased can also reap great benefits from having the funeral service recorded and available from the funeral home’s website.

When you are having a funeral service for a loved one, you remember very little of the details because you are in shock, in the fog of grief, and overwhelmed emotionally. When you add a viewing or visitation and a steady stream of people coming through to pay their respects to your deceased loved one and to offer condolences and sympathy to you and your family, the whole experience can be very emotionally exhausting and somewhat of a blur as you try to cope with everything you’re experiencing.

However, after time passes, and as you move past the fog of grief and through the grieving process, it’s very comforting to be able to go the funeral home website and see the funeral service when you can absorb all of it and you can hear and see all that was said and done.

You have the choice to make your loved one’s funeral service public (meaning anyone with an internet account can watch it) or private (invitations are sent to the people you want to view the service and they have to enter an access code to be able to watch it).

Copyrighted music could be a caveat to livestreaming a funeral service because many people choose songs that have current copyrights on them (recorded or performed live). If you don’t have the permission to livestream those songs, then the video has to be silenced during those parts of the service.

However, funeral homes have been able to get music licenses that give them permission to livestream almost any kind of copyrighted music you can imagine.

If you’d like to learn more about livestreaming funerals at funeral homes in Shaker Heights, OH, our compassionate and experienced team at E. F. Boyd & Son Funeral Home is here to help. You can visit us at our funeral home at 2165 E 89th St., Cleveland, OH 44106, or you can call us today at (216) 791-0770.

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Living Beyond the Groove

After cremations as part of Shaker Heights, OH cremation services, the cremated remains of loved ones are returned to their families in a cremation container (an urn they’ve purchased or a temporary container where they’ll be stored until the family has planned what they want to do with them).

If your loved one was a musician or simply loved music, one of the ways that you can preserve some of their cremated remains is by having them pressed into a vinyl record made up of favorite songs that remind you of them.

Vinyl records have a sound that can’t be duplicated. From that distinct scratching sound of the record player’s arm being released and its needle hitting the first groove to the undertones of subtle scratches as the record plays, the whole sound is nostalgic for anyone who has ever heard a vinyl record played.

However, from the early 1980s until about ten years ago, vinyl records were considered to be dinosaurs. Record players disappeared, and trying to find replacement parts for their arms and needles became a difficult scavenger hunt on auction sites like eBay.

The technology for music changed dramatically. Cassette tapes, CDs, and downloadable .mp3 files follow each other in relatively close succession. Then subscription digital music sites like Pandora, Spotify, and Amazon Prime Music became the standard for listening to music that most of us are familiar with now.

But vinyl records had a renaissance around 2010 and record players once more became available as did the accessories that go with them. People began to pull out their old dusty stereo record players and all those 78’s, 33’s, and 45’s that they had stowed away in attics and basements to give them a new listen and a new life.

So, it makes sense that having a vinyl record of your loved one’s favorite songs or songs that remind you of them, made with some of your loved one’s cremated remains impressed in the actual vinyl became another option for using cremated remains.

When you make a vinyl record using some of your loved one’s cremated remains, you get to design the album cover, create the label for the record, and choose the songs you want included on the record.

You can choose between a 7” vinyl record or a 12” vinyl record. The vinyl can be clear, which will let you be able to see the cremated remains of your loved one. If you don’t want clear vinyl, there are several colors you can choose from for your vinyl record.

Most companies that produce these vinyl records with cremated remains offer basic artwork services for the label, the record sleeve, and the album cover. However, you can use your own skills or enlist the help of the artists in your family to customize each one of the parts of the album.

You can include photos, endearments, or memories on the record sleeve and on the album cover. If you are using songs for your vinyl record, you may want to list each song’s title, the artist who is performing it, the year of its release, and why it was special to your loved one or why it’s a special song for you and your family.

The finished record album may take time to produce, but much of this depends on how fast you are ready to move to provide what you want included to the record production company.

For more information about Shaker Heights, OH cremation services, our compassionate and experienced team at E. F. Boyd & Son Funeral Home is here to help. You can visit our funeral home at 2165 E. 89th Street, Cleveland, OH 44106, or you can call us today at (216) 791-0770.

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Is a Funeral a Waste of Time?

If you think that funerals at funeral homes in Shaker Heights, OH are a waste of time, you are not alone. There are other people who don’t know why anyone would want to have a funeral after they die or why anyone would want to go to the funeral of a friend or family member. In fact, if these same people have done end-of-life planning, they’ve probably specified that they don’t want any kind of service before their final disposition.

However, what these people don’t understand is that funerals are not for the person who died, but instead, the family, friends, and acquaintances who live on after them. So, for that reason, they are not a waste of time.

Funerals allow mourners to come together and share their sadness and grief, as well as to pay their respects to the person who has died, and to offer comfort, support, and encouragement to the bereaved family.

Funerals also serve the purpose of creating a safe window in which the family of the deceased can adjust to the reality of their loved one’s death. They come to accept it and to realize that it’s the new life they must go forward with. But all of this happens in a process that promises the softest landing possible in the wake of a death.

Another purpose of the funerals is to allow people to remember the person who died. This includes remembering their character, their achievements, the milestones in their lives, and the impact that they left on others. This can be quite comforting for the grieving family as they see how much people loved and cared about their loved one and how important their loved one was to more than just them.

Funerals are important because they allow grief to be open and acceptable, something that isn’t normally true in our stoic, “get on with it,” Western society. Tears, grief, sorrow, and mourning are often seen as weakness. We grow up with this idea, and it gets reinforced when we see sensitive people ridiculed, bullied, and demeaned when they express these feelings.

As a result, we tend to suppress feelings of sadness, tears, and other emotional displays of sorrow. This is not healthy, because sooner or later those feelings have to be dealt with. This may come out as chronic depression or suicidal thinking, which can have very devastating consequences.

At funerals, however, openly expressing mourning and grief is accepted and supported, which is necessary for both the family of the deceased and for the other people who have gathered to mourn their death.

Funerals also make us consider the meaning of life. We often fly so fast through our lives that we never stop and take the time to consider what life means and what matters in life. The death of someone we know or we love forces us to stop and think about their mortality and our own.

As we enter this time of reflection, we also think about how we want to live our own lives going forward. We may want to slow down and enjoy what we have instead of rushing around to get more than we never take the time to savor. We may want to follow a passion or a dream that we abandoned in our early lives. We may simply want to spend more time with the ones we love.

If you’d like to learn more about funerals at funeral homes in Shaker Heights, OH, our compassionate and experienced team at E. F. Boyd & Son Funeral Home is here to help. You can visit us at our funeral home at 2165 E 89th St., Cleveland, OH 44106, or you can call us today at (216) 791-0770.

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Important Things to Remember about Grief

After cremations as part of cremations services offered in Warrensville Heights, OH, you will feel the weight of the intensity of grief descend upon you like a heavy blanket that it seems impossible to remove. Grief is a normal reaction when you lose someone you love. How you experience grief will be unique because you are unique.

There is no specific way to grief. At times, you will find, in your grieving journey, that other people try to put their expectations of what grief is on you, and you may find yourself at odds with their expectations. This experience can be painful and hurtful, but to truly move in a healthy way through the grieving process, you will need to put others’ expectations aside, because those people are not you and their expectations do not define how you will make your way through grief.

It’s important, therefore, to remember that grief never goes away. Instead, it changes over time. That oppressively heavy blanket that is weighing upon you now will not always be the way grief feels. As you walk through grief, the constant feeling of carrying a very cumbersome burden will give way to moments of intensity that occasionally punctuate a general feeling of peace and comfort.

Therefore, it’s important to give yourself time to feel what you’re feeling and not try to rush the process or shut down the intense emotions and feelings that follow after someone you love dies. We live in a society of busyness that expects things to normalize quickly, no matter how devastating those things may be. That is simply not healthy, or even possible, with grief.

If you try to rush the process by avoiding dealing with the intensity of grief, you can be assured that while you may be able to postpone it, you will have to deal with it at some point down the road of life. It’s better to do it now and start the path of healing as soon as possible.

Another way to healthily handle grief is to be sure to stay connected to people who love you unconditionally and who you trust to be empathetic with what you are going through. It is often tempting to cut off contact with people because you are sad or you don’t want to bring everyone else down. However, isolating yourself can be detrimental to the healing process.

It’s important while you are grieving to make sure you take care of yourself. It can be tempting to eat unhealthy food and to not exercise on a daily basis. By getting good nutrition, you can keep your body healthy while you process intense emotions that can often wreak havoc on the body, making you more susceptible to getting sick or developing health problems.

A moderate amount of daily exercise (30 minutes of walking, for example) is good for generating endorphins, which are the brain’s mood lifters. If you’re able to get outdoors, then you get the beauty (even in snow) of the wonders we often take for granted in the natural world around us.

Another healthy step in the grieving process is to seek help if you need it. If you find that you’re stuck in a grief rut that you can’t seem to move past, then you might want to join a grief support group or have some private counseling sessions with a grief therapist to work through the impasse.

For information about cremations services in Warrensville Heights, OH, our compassionate and experienced team at E. F. Boyd & Son Funeral Home is here to help. You can visit our funeral home at 25900 Emery Road, Warrensville Heights, OH 44123, or you can call us today at (216) 831-7906.