• Creating New Traditions Is Okay

    Traditions Touch Us, They Connect Us, & They Expand Us Loss is an experience that is hard to understand or wrap your mind around unless you have experienced it first-hand. Each person’s experiences with loss are unique, and the severity of after-effects can differ greatly. In some situations, people have time to expect, plan, and talk about things before the passing ofContinue Reading

  • Resolving End of Life Conflict Within Families

    Family Is A Circle of Strength & Love Throughout our decades of funeral services at Greenlawn Funeral Home , our caring team has been asked many times by families in SpringfieldBranson , and  Bolivar what it’s like to be in this profession and express how, from the outside, our work might seem somewhat depressing or burdensome. While it is true that the work we do here is not easy, weContinue Reading

  • Locating Mental Health Resources & Counselors

    “It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform.”   We often hear from our families that adjusting and finding a new rhythm of life following a loved one’s death can be painful. They feel more isolated, lonely, and overcome with various emotions that seem to come in waves depending on the day.Continue Reading

  • How To Personalize A Loved One’s Farewell

    The Many Ways to Personalize a Loved One’s Farewell For many families we serve in SpringfieldBransonBolivar, and the surrounding Missouri communities, planning their loved ones’ farewells can be an overwhelming experience. You want everything to go right: such as honoring your loved one’s final wishes, safe travels of extended families who are attending, and possibly managing your grief. There canContinue Reading

  • Manageable & Quick Stress Management Techniques

    “The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past nor to worry about the future but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.”   Each day, every person faces stress in some form or fashion, most of the time without even noticing. Some might notice their stress more through other signs and symptomsContinue Reading

  • Eight Reasons to Preplan Your Funeral

    “Tell me, what is your plan?”   You might be surprised how many strong opinions you have about your funeral , memorial service , and final resting place . Our Greenlawn Funeral Home care team has found this true for most Missourians we’ve talked to over the years. While many people haven’t spent much time thinking through their end-of-life details , they have preferences when asked – and that’s what our team is here to help with. DoContinue Reading

  • What Made Your Loved One Special

    “As long as there is love and memory, there is no true loss” In life and death, every person is cherished and has unique stories that define who they are as a person and the reason why they do what they do. These stories can be about a silly childhood memory, someone who impacted their life, a special milestone they’ve achieved,Continue Reading

  • Do You Have a Bucket List?

    If you had a near-death experience, would things change about your life? Would you be content with the life you’d lived? What would you regret that you didn’t do? How do you want to be remembered?   Types of Unexpected Grief  For most, when they do pass, it’s something they weren’t aware of and had not planned their lives to endContinue Reading

  • Journaling Prompts about Your Final Wishes

    “A goal without a plan is just a wish.” For the next thirty minutes, we challenge you to pause, ponder, and write down your thoughts as we walk through an exercise. Before we begin, it’s important to note that activities like this are not easy, and distractions are expected, so it might need to be completed in parts. The reason isContinue Reading

  • Five Tips for Grieving Men

    “The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, endure, transform, love, and be greater than our suffering.”   While grief is a universal response to death or changes occurring, how we express our grief can vary depending on someone’s experiences, support system, and other demographic characteristics. Take, for example, gender differences in grieving and how mainstreamContinue Reading