Dr Alan Wolfelt: ‘Companioning’ Those In Grieving

January 8th, 2015|Psychology|

20 years ago, Dr Alan Wolfelt had commenced an initiative to create a 'Centre for Loss and Life Transition.' The primary focus of this sanction sought to fulfil his mission to Help People Help Others. What differentiates Dr Alan Wolfelt from other psychotherapists, is his innovative development and application of his ‘companioning’ model on the patients who seek [...]

What Happens to Your Facebook Account After Death?

December 18th, 2014|Digital Estate Planning|

Current statistics indicate that 3 of 5 of the deceased had a Facebook account when they were still living. This accounts for approximately 60% of the deceased with an account. It is not surprising that this percentage is incrementing year by year, with respect to the growing use of social media in the 21st century. Of the living population, [...]

Are We Cheating Death With Artificial Intelligence?

December 11th, 2014|Digital Legacy|

When will your story end? What if we told you that it doesn't have to end?  It is arguably an ethical topic that we’re treading on here, but imagine what today would be like if we still had the some of the minds of the greatest scientists and academics such as Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton? [...]

Cyber-Bullying After Death

December 4th, 2014|Social Media|

"In loving memory of Karmah Jayne Hall…" "R.I.P. Karmah…" "Rest well, angel." These words flooded the newsfeed of my Facebook newsfeed. It seemed as if, at least momentarily, Facebook had turned into a sanction of an obituary. And strangely enough, that’s how I found out. Shockingly, after reading the ABC News, I have come to [...]

5 Stages of Grief

November 25th, 2014|Psychology|

Grief is a natural response to loss. It’s the emotional suffering you feel when something or someone you love is taken away. Your grief might be intense, overwhelming and feel like it will never go away. Everyone grieves differently Grieving is a personal and highly individual experience. There is really no set timeframe for grieving. [...]

Aquamation Flows Into A Cremation Trend

November 20th, 2014|Funerals|

With the popularity of cremation increasingly growing over the years, the advancement in technology keeps changing the conventional method of turning a deceased’s body into ashes.  What would you say if I told you that a body can now be cremated with ….WATER? Interesting – right? It seems technology is not only changing the way [...]

8 Interesting Ways To Remember Your Loved One

November 6th, 2014|Digital Estate Planning, Funerals|

It is often the most tragic time of your life. But it is inevitable. Death is inevitable. Family members and close friends may create memorials online photos and obituaries to pay their respects. However you must always bear in mind that there are many risks involved in keeping their online presence, such as forgery and [...]