Bittersweet Memories at The Masters

Posted on April 14th, 2017
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Funeral directors who work with us here at Martin Oaks have all had experiences with suicides. Most say that they see several a year – all of them involve not only the tragic passing, but the ongoing pain with which families have to deal. Suicide is a national epidemic that continues to surge. More than […]

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How Cremation Has Become Widely Accepted

Posted on April 12th, 2017
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Today, nearly half of all mourning families choose cremation for their loved ones. According to the National Funeral Directors Association, this will rise to nearly 70% by 2030. Cremation rates have risen steadily since the 1960s. But why exactly is cremation becoming so popular?

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The Decision to Witness a Cremation

Posted on April 4th, 2017
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Witnessing or viewing a cremation is not a new practice. In fact, it dates back to the Bronze Age where burning a corpse was a common procedure. Romans sometimes practiced a rather peculiar ritual: they would cremate a body, but bury a severed finger from the body. The theory behind this is that some part […]

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Put Down Your Burdens and Live Longer

Posted on March 29th, 2017
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  Laura Kubzansky, Harvard professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences, sums it up best when she says that being involved in the moment, finding a restorative state is the best way to relieve life’s burden and stay healthy. Kubzansky is one of the many researchers doing groundbreaking work on “toxic stress” and the effect it […]

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What Turner Classic Movies Should Do About Robert Osborne’s Passing

Posted on March 21st, 2017
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  Watching last weekend’s 48 hour tribute to Robert Osborne on the Turner Classic Movie channel, which featured a number of his famous private screening interviews with some of Hollywood’s greatest stars, I couldn’t help but think that TCM really does not have to let Robert Osborne’s presence disappear. In his more than 23 years […]

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