Year: 2015

Japan has a cremation rate of over 99%, the highest of any country in world Some local governments even ban traditional burials This was not always the case – before World War II, cremation was...
For many mourners, long gone are the days of sombre dress and tear-filled handkerchiefs Today many of the last requests of the dearly departed are becoming increasingly unusual as the traditional...
The term might not make sense to a lot of people, but mourning is in fact a profession that has existed in many cultures for centuries There are references to professional mourning in the bible, in...
Ancient Chinese traditions that have existed since 1,556 BC inform a cultural thinking that the souls of the dead exist in another world, but that they can visit the Earth by resting in their graves...
Like many things in our rapidly changing and increasingly denser world, traditional burial methods have become a problem for many countries and especially for environmental advocates A lack of...
There are many ways to honour a passed loved one after the process of cremation Some find immense comfort scattering ashes in a person’s favourite spot, or perhaps more commonly, by selecting a...
I have written about the benefits of meditation on several occasions, from how it slows ageing, can make us happier, helps us develop and maintain and calm state, and even how it impacts our genes So...