Tag Archives: death and dying

Tax Returns for Decedent

It was not until my mom died that I discovered that my dad needed to file a tax return for the last year she was alive. Of course it makes sense, it just never occurred to me. As a staunch … Continue reading

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Begin Here: Helping Survivors Manage honored as 2013 International Book Award Finalist

It is an honor to be a Finalist in the International Book Award contest in the Self-Help: General category. Results were released June 3, 2013 in this Press Release. It is not the most important thing to actually win awards, … Continue reading

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Death of a Child

There is not much in this world that carries the emotional toll of experiencing the death of a child. I have known many of these people and cannot imagine how heart-wrenching it would be. Helping Survivors Manage is expanding its … Continue reading

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Telephone Script for High Priority Tasks Following a Death

Another blog worth repeating since someone asked me about this recently. When I contacted the Social Security Administration to notify them of my mom’s death, I picked up the phone, dialed the number and was all ready to professionally notify … Continue reading

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What is Your Idea of Loneliness? Article for the Association of Women Funeral Professionals

This is an article I wrote for the Association of Women Funeral Professionals. Here is the link and the article is below. Thank you Kim Stacey for printing the article and for being a necessary force for women (and men) … Continue reading

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