• 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

  • Small Ways to Pay It Forward

    “The hardest thing about the road not taken is that you never know where it might have led” (Wingate).    Our society tends to favor individualism when it comes to challenges in life, which is often expressed through statements like “oh, I got this” or “I’ll figure it out sooner or later.” It can be hard to ask for help andContinue Reading

  • 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 at Greenlawn has worked with countless SpringfieldBranson , and  BolivarContinue Reading

  • 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 children go off to college orContinue Reading

  • 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 you feel this way. You wantContinue Reading

  • 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 more likely to overlook stressContinue Reading

  • 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 starts to decline, it only makes sense to step in andContinue Reading