Reflections

Grief & Exercise

The grieving process has a powerful effect on us both emotionally and physically. The loss of a loved one stirs up a wide range of emotions which may include anger, despair, depression, denial, numbness, isolation and more. These emotions may take place...

October 2

Sunday, October 2. Put a star on this day on your calendar. Make plans to block off 1:10 pm and tune into KTLA Channel 5 to listen to, for the last time, the greatest baseball announcer to ever sit behind a microphone. After 67 amazing years, Vin Scully...

Should Children Attend Funerals?

One question many families have is should children attend funerals? The answer is not a simple yes or no, but one that should be looked at on an individual basis. First of all, each family has its own set of traditions and beliefs which will play a strong...

Always Be Prepared

Does your family have and action plan for emergencies? The month of September is recognized nationwide as National Preparedness Month.  It serves as a reminder that we all should take action to prepare now and throughout the year,  for the types of...

Convention and Washington

It’s now official: both major political parties have held their conventions, nominated their candidates for the office of President, and the 2016 campaign is on.  All the polls are pointing to a closely contested election for our 45th president. It...

Creating Memories

Sharing memories at a memorial service is an important part of the funeral ceremony. It allows friends and family to fondly recall the significant moments, contributions and stories of a loved one. Sharing memories also has a healing affect during the...

Heatwave!

Summer has arrived with a vengeance!  Temperatures over the next few days are expected to reach triple digits. The Los Angeles Department of Public Health is reminding everyone to take precautions when dealing with the heat, especially by individuals...

Father’s Day

It’s hard to imagine a time when there wasn’t an official Father’s Day in America. Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and was made a national holiday by President Woodrow Wilson in 1914. But Father’s Day came about much more slowly....

Keep an Eye Out

Authorities say there’s a new scam out there that targets grieving families in Los Angeles County. In what’s being called an “obituary scam,” crooks scan death notices in the local newspaper and call the deceased’s relatives...

The Importance of Planning Ahead

2016 has been difficult for music fans who have said goodbye to several iconic and beloved artists. We lost “Ziggy Stardust”  a.k.a David Bowie in January. Maurice White, founding member of Earth, Wind & Fire left us in February.  Then it was...