Keeping An Eye Out For Depression

Posted on August 24th, 2017
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Unfortunately, suicide victims are a fairly regular feature here at Martin Oaks Cemetery & Crematory. Based on purely anecdotal evidence, we tend to agree with research findings on this subject – suicide rate among young people has increased dramatically. We also believe the other major scientific research finding: untreated depression appears to truly increase the […]

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Meditation and Grief

Posted on August 7th, 2017
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Families who experience a loss frequently ask what the best method of dealing with grief is. The staff here at Martin Oaks Crematory is certainly not qualified to provide definitive answers to questions that should be addressed to qualified professionals. Grieving is a serious issue – therapeutic and/or medical intervention may be necessary and we […]

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Flowers in Funerals

Posted on July 26th, 2017
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We frequently receive questions about flowers and funerals – how did flowers ever become associated with funerals, what flowers are appropriate, how much should someone spend on flowers, etc. It appears that flowers have been associated with burial from time immemorial. In ancient eras, flowers provided a very practical benefit: they were used to mask […]

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From Burial to Cremation, Pere Lachaise Has It All

Posted on July 10th, 2017
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Recently returning from Paris, France, a family friend reported that he had a chance to tour the famous Pere Lachaise Cemetery. As we have noted in previous blogs, this cemetery is considered to be interesting from a number of viewpoints: its incredible history, the garden-like nature of the surroundings, and the unending list of notables […]

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We Are Living Longer: Does That Mean We Are Living Better?

Posted on June 23rd, 2017
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Life expectancy in the United States, and even in the world, is definitely on the rise. Here at Martin Oaks Cemetery & Crematory, located just north of Dallas, Texas we can attest to this fact: we certainly are cremating older and older people. The facts speak for themselves: on average, women live to be 81.2 years, […]

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