Always Memorial Blog

  1. God of War Home Funeral and Cremation Scene

    God of War Home Funeral and Cremation Scene
    God of War is a new game that has become one of the most popular games of 2018. The graphics are amazing, enlightening players world-wide. In the beginning of the game the scene is set with  the loss of a mother and wife. The father and son are out gathering wood for the cremation ceremony. When they return to their home...
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  2. Honoring Grief With Sacred Time and Space

    Honoring Grief With Sacred Time and Space
    Take 15 minutes a day as “sacred time,” to grieve in a “sacred space,” which is a special place or altar that you set up just for grieving. Bring in pictures, mementos and anything that is symbolic of the relationship with the person you love who died. During this sacred time you can: • Journal • Play music •...
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  3. The Death of the Overworked and Underpaid - Labor Day Infographic

    The Death of the Overworked and Underpaid - Labor Day Infographic
    The Death of the Overworked and Underpaid Workers who have died on the job, the labor movement and how many people died during, and possibly the death of a time when workers are treated unfairly the Carnegie steel union and the shootout graph: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/02/labor-day_n_3831989.html Labor Day celebrates the “creation of the labor movement and the achievements of...
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  4. Olympians We Have Lost Since the London Games

    Olympians We Have Lost Since the London Games
    It’s been reported that 18 athletes who competed in the 2012 London Olympics have died since the summer Games. Is there a “curse” linked to this? French media seems to think so. The first mention of this “curse” was in the fall of 2015, when Belarusian sprinter Yuliya Balykina was found dead, wrapped in plastic, in a forest near...
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  5. How 3D Printing Can Transform the Funeral Industry

    How 3D Printing Can Transform the Funeral Industry
    3D printing is powerful technology that has the possibility of changing the funeral industry as we know it. The original process of 3D printing, called stereolithography, was invented by Charles Hull in the 1980s. Its first applications, which started out as much more expensive than today’s, were mostly in engineering and manufacturing. Today, there is talk about the first...
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  6. The Pokemon Go Phenomenon

    I’m sure by now you have heard of this recent phenomenon app Pokemon Go. While you may not have a clue what it is about, like myself, it is impossible to avoid hearing about. Let’s dive a little bit into what it’s all about and how it can be used for funerals. Turn your funeral into a game. Pokemon...
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  7. Facebook Remembrance

    Facebook Remembrance
    Before February 2015 Facebook only memorialized accounts and did not allow anyone to make changes. But now the social media website is doing more. They have realized there was more they could do. Life is about relationships and it is important to preserve these relationships and memories. Families can now use pictures and memories posted on deceased loved ones’ Facebook...
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  8. Ashes in Outer Space

    Ashes in Outer Space
    Have you thought about how you want to be memorialized? Do you want to be buried in a cemetery? Cremated and kept in an urn on your children’s mantle? Have you considered a space burial? There are many options when it comes to what to do with your remains. Some are traditional, while some are…well, unique. Some want to be...
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  9. The Effects of Watching Someone Die on Social Media

    The Effects of Watching Someone Die on Social Media
    With the recent, disturbing shootings in the news (Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, LA, Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, MN, death of five police officers in Dallas, TX, and death of three police officers in Baton Rouge, LA), it is hard to avoid hearing about it. But with the prevalence of smartphones today, it is also hard to avoid seeing...
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  10. Dealing with Grief in a World of Terror

    Dealing with Grief in a World of Terror
    Yesterday Nice, France was hit with another attack while celebrating Bastille Day. A truck drove through crowds of people after a fireworks show driving over dozens of people. The current death toll is 84 people with 202 injured. The driver of the truck was 31-year-old Mohamad Lahouaiej Bouhel, a French-Tunisian resident of Nice. He was neutralized by police after driving over...
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