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  • Helping children remember their grandparents

    For many children, a grandparent’s love is like none other. The security, steadiness, and warmth kind of love fosters a connection that cannot be replicated. That kind of love is also why the death of a grandparent can leave a child – no matter their age – feeling stunned and lost.   Our staff here…

  • Overcoming Grief Overload

    How does facing multiple deaths in succession impact our lives?  Questions like this are often either avoided or left unanswered for most due to fear and shame of their grief. It’s also important to note that grief doesn’t have to be strictly tied to death. It can include a divorce/separation, an empty nest as the…

  • Growing Gratitude, Goes a Long Way 

    Can you relate to any of the following in the last six months? You wake up at 3 a.m. with your mind racing and have trouble falling back asleep. You find yourself worrying about things that don’t usually bother you. You feel shaky, restless, and unsettled. You’re tired and unmotivated – but can’t pinpoint why…

  • Incorporating Mindfulness into Your Morning Routine

    “Morning is an important time of day because how you spend your morning can often tell you what kind of day you are going to have.” Upon waking in the morning, some immediately go into autopilot mode and try to complete their morning routine quickly and effectively by a certain time. In doing so, it’s…

  • Six Tips for Supporting a Caregiver in Your Life

    “To care for those who once cared for us is one of the highest honors.” At Greenlawn Funeral Home, all of our care team members understand the importance of caregiving. Taking on the role of caregiver can be rewarding while also being a huge sacrifice of time and energy. Frequently, when our family member’s health…

  • Embracing Grief Through Remembrance of a Loved One

    Following the death of a loved one, it’s common for their family and friends who played an active part in their life to experience grief. Grief is our body’s natural reaction to change, and sometimes it takes a while for things to settle and find a new and healthy pace of life. You may find…

  • Homegoing Funeral Traditions

    Springfield, Branson, and Bolivar are such wonderfully diverse places to live. Our team at Greenlawn Funeral Home is committed to honoring the traditions and celebrating the lives of families from these areas. It’s important to us to help every family, no matter culture or background, plan the farewell their loved one deserves. This includes our…

  • What Are Our Options? Alternatives to Traditional Funerals

    If a care team member asked you what you envision for your funeral, what would you say? Would it look like other services you have attended, perhaps held in a place of worship or a funeral home? Would you want a formal gathering, solemn in nature, with guests dressed in black? Or would you prefer…

  • Managing Grief During the Winter Months

    It’s easy to be hard on ourselves in times of grief. Today choose to be gentle with yourself. Winter is in full swing in the Ozarks. As I sit at my desk, the snow is falling, and my heater is turned up. There is something about winter that makes grieving even worse. The days are…

  • The Hidden Value in Getting Your Affairs in Order

    In our society today, the topic of death is considered taboo. The issue is avoided due to discomfort. Yet, funeral arrangements and people passing away continue to happen every day. While it’s understandable why we might steer away from the topic or not want to add additional stressors to our families by having those raw…