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August 24, 2018
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Lois Tonkin’s A Brief Guide to Grief

A  guide intended as a reminder for grieving people that their grief is a normal response to their loss, and an encouragement for them to draw […]
August 24, 2018
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Ways to Help Paying for a Funeral

There was a report on ITV news a couple of days ago about the difficulty people have paying for funerals, particularly where the death is unexpected. […]
August 24, 2018
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Rituals around Death

We watched Grayson Perry on Rites Of Passage last night on Channel 4. It is true that as a more secular society we are in danger […]
August 21, 2018
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Lois Tonkin’s Growing Around Grief

“A grieving woman drew a circle to represent herself and then shaded the entire circle… The shading she said represented her grief…” Lois has been teaching […]
August 13, 2018
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Funeral profession urged to ditch chipboard coffins to cut cremation emissions

We rarely use chipboard veneered coffins because we offer good alternatives, such as willow and cardboard, at cost price to all our clients. This makes them […]
August 8, 2018
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We Need to Talk about the Funeral – Six Important Questions

Here at Heart and Soul, we understand how difficult it is to be organised enough and make clear decisions when you are bereaved. Giving yourself time to […]
July 31, 2018
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Introducing “We Need to Talk About the Funeral”

We would like to re-introduce our book “We need to talk about the funeral” which was published a few years ago and is now available to […]
July 17, 2018
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The Times They Are A-changin’

The change in funerals in recent years is remarkable, with over 50% now being without a religious minister and that proportion is higher for funerals of […]
July 13, 2018
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A ritual is a journey of the heart

I was talking to someone who said that these modern, more individual funerals for the ‘babyboomer’ generation might be seen “not as a fitting conclusion to […]

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