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It is my aim to offer resources so that you can make your own, and best, choices. Please email me if you have suggestions.

  • Funerals & Memorials
  • Home Funerals
  • End-of-Life Planning
  • Pet Loss
  • Resources for Funerals & Memorials 

    Dealing with Death
    Learn helpful information regarding your options when a death occurs from the Washington State Office of the Attorney General.

    People’s Memorial
    Learn about this Washington state nonprofit organization that promotes consumer choice for end-of-life arrangements.

    Funeral Consumers Alliance
    Investigate information in the “Consumer Reports” of the funeral business in this nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting a consumer’s right to choose a meaningful, dignified, affordable funeral.

    Green Burial Council
    Learn how this nonprofit organization is working to encourage environmentally sustainable deathcare and the use of burial as a new means of protecting natural areas. You can search for a provider for green cremation and burial in your area.

    Hope for Bereaved: Understanding, Coping and Growing Through Grief
    Read personal, real-life ‘how to’ articles written by people who have been there. This is the book I clung to for years after my husband died.

    Griefwalker
    Watch this extraordinary documentary to see if you want to own it. I do, and I think everyone should. Stephen Jenkinson helps us see how death, the inevitable, can be befriended, in this beautiful film.

    World Prayers
    Read the great prayers of our planet in this amazing online prayer database.

     Home Funeral & Family-Directed Funeral Resources

    National Home Funeral Alliance (NHFA)
    Home funerals – after death care at home – are safe and legal. This is the place to find information about home funerals, including directories for where to find home funeral guides, home funeral education programs, home-funeral-friendly funeral directors, celebrants and clergy, and groups who will help families when needed.

    Dealing with Death
    Learn helpful information regarding your options when a death occurs from the Washington State Office of the Attorney General.

    People’s Memorial
    Learn about this Washington state nonprofit organization that promotes consumer choice for end-of-life arrangements.

    Funeral Consumers Alliance
    Investigate information in the “Consumer Reports” of the funeral business in this nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting a consumer’s right to choose a meaningful, dignified, affordable funeral.

    Green Burial Council
    Learn how this nonprofit organization is working to encourage environmentally sustainable deathcare and the use of burial as a new means of protecting natural areas. You can search for a provider for green cremation and burial in your area.

    Resources for End-of-Life Planning

    Get Your Shit Together
    This awesome site has it all for the do-it-yourselfer. Chanel Reynolds created it after her husband died in 2009 and, as she puts it, the shit hit the fan. That’s what happened to me, too. So do it! Now!

    End of Life Planning
    Get this terrific list of essential documents that Nora Cedarwing Young has compiled for end of life planning.

    5 Wishes
    Order this easy instruction booklet to help think about the way you want end of life treatment for yourself.

    Resources for the Loss of a Pet

    Coping with Sorrow on the Loss of Your Pet
    This is one of the best books available to help guide you through the loss of your pet.

    Pet Loss Support
    Find dozens of resources, sortable by location, of support and information on the loss of your pet.