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Handling the Death of a Loved One

It goes without saying that death is inevitable, but it is not something any of us knows a lot about. So when fate delivers us in the role of planning the funeral of someone we love, many find themselves at a loss. There are a lot of issues that arise that need attention quickly. Practical matters and financial issues have to be faced when we are emotionally vulnerable, making us feel as if we just can’t handle it.

This book lays it out for you. Step by step, day by day. You will learn in what order things need to be done as well as the protocols for dealing with the funeral director, and the place of worship, You will discover for example, that embalming is not a requirement, but a choice. Suggestions for working with your family and planning every aspect of the funeral are here. The Afterword provides information on grief and loss.

“I have been around death all of my life. “Handling the Death of a Loved One” is a helpful guide. It is spot on, concise, well organized, and it will keep you on track. There is not a family I serve that could not benefit from reading this book.”
Jack Ruffenach
Funeral Director, Ruffenach Funeral Home
Drexel Hill, PA 19026

“Eileen Colville has put together an informative and thoughtful book for individuals who are going through a dark and confusing time. Many of our clients have little to no experience with funeral planning and have no idea where to begin when a loved one passes away. Eileen explains the funeral process from what to bring to the funeral home to make productive initial arrangements to what to pack in your purse on the day of the service. Her helpful book is a stepping stone in making through the inevitable process.”
Bridget Monaghan
Funeral Director, The Oliver H. Bair Funeral Home and Monaghan Funeral Home
Upper Darby and Red Hill, Pennsylvania
(610)449-8585 OR (215)679-6400

“I have been a licensed funeral director in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for 56 years. I found this book to be excellent and to the point. It is something all families should read.”
Jack J. Stretch 3rd
Stretch Funeral Service
Havertown, PA 19083

“Handling the Death of a Loved One” is a book that everyone should read. This book covers all the bases-from the moment the death occurs until after the funeral is over, followed by a section on how to deal with grief and loss. Also discussed is the notion of pre-planning one’s own funeral. Overall, this book is very well written and the information it provides is invaluable”
John J. McConaghy
McConaghy Funeral Home, LTD
Ardmore, PA 19003


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Self-Esteem and Your Teen

Would you like your teen to listen to you? Would you like to trust that your teen is making good decisions? Would you like to know how to help your teen break old bad habits and establish healthy new ones—for life? Get unusual perspective from Dawn Jones, a former “troubled teen” herself who turned her life around to become a best selling author by applying these techniques of self-esteem.

  1. Understand what self-esteem is, and what it isn’t
  2. Discover the secret technique that will impact your teen’s self-esteem
  3. Respond rather than react to your teen when under pressure
  4. Recognize how to successfully motivate your teen
  5. Learn how to be your teen’s biggest champion instead of their enemy
  6. Discern how to respond to your teen when you’re caught off guard
  7. Identify how to help your teen not give in to peer pressure

You’ll be able to understand why Dr. Phil McGraw says we teach people how to treat us and how you can teach your teen to treat you with respect by communicating with them without getting caught in the emotional crossfire! You’ll see why Dawn believes as Oprah Winfrey does, that our words towards ourselves and others have great impact on self-esteem and self-confidence. Dawn Jones is an internationally acclaimed speaker and trainer who is passionate about helping people break old habits and live life to the fullest!


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