A well-written condolence card is something to treasure, but all too often we struggle to find the message which says how we really feel. So what should you write in a sympathy card that will strike the perfect note and truly convey your feelings?
Former teacher Julia Page changed careers in 2019 to retrain as a humanist celebrant and has since conducted more than 600 funerals. Here she tells us why she loves what she does and what she’s learnt along the way.
In our latest interview we meet Henry Emson, founder of One Life One Tree which enables people to offset an entire lifetime of carbon emissions by planting a Giant Sequoia tree. Recently, the trees have become increasingly popular as memorials, enabling families to create a sustainable tribute to their loved one which can be visited for generations to come.
We've all been on a lot of walks this year, but there is one kind of tranquil space that you may not have considered for a daytime amble. Britain's burial grounds are filled with culture, history and wildlife, and these peaceful resting places can often be surprisingly calming and life-affirming.
For many people, the thought of talking about death is awkward, scary and depressing. It’s a tricky conversation that’s often just easier to avoid. We hear you, but we also believe that the alternative – leaving your affairs in a mess and your loved ones unaware of your wishes – is much worse. That’s why we are proud to support Dying Matters who are working to break one of society’s biggest taboos.