In this section we will endeavor to provide you with various and sundry informational items which do not exactly fit into other sections of the website.
Bereavement – A Magazine of Hope and Healing offers a support group in print and invites you to submit “your words” to their editors for publication review. This could be an exciting possibility for Grief’s Journey’s aspiring writers. Please note that should your work be accepted for publication, there is no compensation. However, there is this favorable consideration – worldwide exposure!
creamation.com offers detailed information on the cremation process as well as information on legal, medical, and other issues related to cremation. Visit their site today!
dreamcompendium.com is a site which offers insight to dream meanings and dream interpretations.
Estate Planning For Pets is devoted to providing a broad-based information resource for pet owners, and the professionals who assist them, in estate planning for their pets. All too often, pet owners encounter professionals who are directly or indirectly dismissive of their desires to make sure their pets receive adequate care. The underlying assumption behind this web site is that the reader takes the issue of estate planning for pets seriously.
Eternal Reefs, Inc. creates permanent living legacies that memorialize the passing of a loved one. For families and individuals that choose cremation, Eternal Reefs offers a new memorial choice that replaces cremation urns and ash scattering with a permanent environmental living legacy.
Gratefulness.org is a worldwide community dedicated to gratefulness as the core inspiration for personal change, international cooperation, and sustainable activism in areas of universal concern. You can light a candle in memory or in honor of a loved one or for a cause close to your heart and you can spend time with angels of the hour, and they have a small section on grief and joy.
GriefDreams.com is a website dedicated to the exploration of grief dreams. Most mourners agree that the dreams they have of their deceased loved ones are beneficial; that is, the dreams of grief can help to heal us. Among the services offered on this site are a Message Board, a Chat Room, a Memorial and Tributes section, and a dream websource page. Presently, this link(s) does not work. We will leave this resource until such time as it is apparent the site will be permanently removed from the web.
GriefSong – Healing the Loss with Paul Alexander offers a unique area where you can share titles and lyrics of songs that have touched you or strengthened you and even your original lyrics and poetry that speaks of the connections to your loved one. Paul Alexander also offers songs of hope and inspiration, songs for memorials and funeral services, songs for rituals and spiritual renewal as well as meditation resources. Paul presents his music on tapes, CD's and videos.
Grief Posters.com is the first online store specializing in grief posters. Grief Posters.com offers grief posters that are sensitive and educational. Their hope is that the posters will resonate with grief professionals and grieving people everywhere.
Heritage Photo Restoration gives new life to your cherished photo memories.
How to Have a Successful Garage Sale offers a few tricks to pulling off a successful garage sale. The keys to making your garage sale come off painlessly and with maximum results are threefold: Prepare, Organize, and Market. Check out and make comparison notes with How to Have a Successful Yard Sale.
How to Start A Nonprofit Support Group offers guidance for starting a support group. There are those of us who find healing for ourselves when we reach out to help others heal. Check this out and research it further if you feel this may be your calling.
I Remember, I Remember is an online journal for adults experiencing a loss. The site is designed to let you share your stories, illustrations, help items, and other information in the journal, “I Remember, I Remember A Keepsake Journal” in an online anonymous environment. Your stories and illustrations can help and that is why they would like you to share them.
The Memorial Music Database has over 400 songs in their collection of song clips about grief and loss appropriate for memorial services and memorial websites.
Rainbow Faith is a Christian grief ministry website whose mission is to encourage and uplift those traveling the painful journey through grief, with words of inspiration, faith and hope through our heartfelt grief poems and stories, and a great line of inspirational gifts and bereavement gifts.
The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation is a website you can peruse and possibly find a way to volunteer when you want to find a different way to contribute to society or if you just want read something that might make your feel good. The Foundation was established in 1995 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation is a resource for people committed to spreading kindness. We provide a wide variety of materials on our website, including activity ideas, lesson plans, project plans, teacher's guide, project planning guide, publicity guide, and workplace resources on our website all free of charge.
Shaving techniques (from the Velvet Dragon) to help your son or daughter with their first shave. Also for leg and underarm shaving, check out iVillage's articles on the Best Way to Shave and Close Shave. It doesn't have to be a daunting (or bloody) task. And remember – for the guys, there's always electric. For the girls, old fashion shaving with “newly fashioned” manual razors still works best.
So You Wanna Cure A Hangover tries to help with those “accidental” hangovers and tries to educate you about the effects of alcohol in your system and on your body.
So You Wanna Get Rid of Roaches, Rats, and Other Pests offers tips for determining if those foot prints are yours or a rat's, if those droppings are dried boogies or mice expulsions, if it's a real spider or are the kids trying to frighten you.
So You Wanna Publish Your Poetry offers practical information for preparing your poems, your manuscripts, submitting and marketing your work, patience for sitting and waiting, and how to handle acceptance and rejection.
So You Wanna Write an Impressive Résumé offers practical hints on writing and tailoring your résumé for any job.
wikiHow To Speak Pig Latin is just a throw in for fun and because I never learned how to speak PL and just might try to learn — but more so, because we all sometimes need a little something to curl upward our lips; finding this curled mine.
Writing to Heal, Writing to Grow offers the exposure to therapeutic, educational, fun writing courses to examine and understand life's events.
Writing The Heartache is a website designed to provide encouragement for those who want to use writing as an essential tool for healing, especially in grief.
beliefnet® offers an area within their web site for you to pay tribute to a loved one by building an online commemoration. Invite friends and family to contribute their thoughts.
Personal Memorial Web Sites
Bereavement Publishing eMemorials offers free eMemorials, an easy way for you to express your feelings about a friend or loved one.
Life Recorded Online Tributes and Memorials is an online Tributes & Memorials web site where you can place pictures, music, and text about your deceased loved ones and beloved companion animals, creating a personalized Memorial to share with friends and family around the world.
Memories Are Forever is a resource site for those in bereavement. It was created to help you record the stories you remember of loved ones who have passed away. They hope you will come away from their site knowing that preserving these memories is one of the best things you can do for your loved one, for yourself, and for everyone else who loved them as you did. They offer tips on how to begin the collection process to preserve the memories your have of your loved one to properly reflect their life.
Memory-of.com helps you create a memorial web site in a sincere and meaningful way to celebrate the life of a beloved family member, friend, or other person who has passed away. It is a forum to pay tribute to the departed and offer comfort to those left behind. As part of the Library of Life, Memory-of.com is an easy-to-use, friendly tool letting you create and maintain a rich memorial web site, which will be the focal point of a community that keeps your loved one's memory alive. It lets you cherish your loved one and share the memories forever.
Respectance – Share Your Memories is the place to instantly create a personalized Tribute where family and friends come together to share their favorite memories and relive those irreplaceable moments of loved ones taken from us through death. With its official launch in July of 2007, Respectance is the world's first social media approach to sharing memories.
a Healthy Me's Travel Tips and Ideas for Travel says it's for seniors, but there are good ideas and wise tips for travelers of all ages.
Arkadia has a worldwide directory of vacation rentals by owner.
Budget Travel Online offers information on travel deals, strategies, and destinations to help you plan a short or extended vacation.
Camping and Backpacking from essortment brings you fun ideas for planning your next camping or backpacking vacation. Explore some of the most famous campsites in the USA and learn about outdoors survival and safety.
eHow Road Trippin' wants to make getting there the best part of your vacation with some great ideas for road trippin'.
essortment's Budgeting for Travel assistance helps you to discover some of the best ways to save money while traveling throughout the world.
European Travel from essortment brings you fun ideas for planning your next vacation. Explore some of the most traveled destinations in Europe.
Far East Travel from essortment assists you in exploring some of the most famous travel destinations in Asia.
Interesting Travel Destinations in the US and Canada from essortment offers helpful information about travel in portions of North America. Discover fun ideas for planning your next vacation. Explore some of the most famous travel destinations in the USA and Canada.
So You Wanna Find Airline Tickets Fast and Cheap helps you do just that.
wikiHow Travel is a collaborative writing project aiming to build the world's largest how-to manual; this is their travel section.
Bereavement Gifts, Keepsakes, and Memorial Items
artisanmemorials.com is a family owned and operated business specializing in custom headstones and cemetery monuments. In addition, they provide cremation memorials and memorial lights.
Bittersweet Bears came to be because Susan, who had served in the funeral industry for several years, longed to provide comfort to families who have lost a loved one, while focusing on her love and talent for sewing. Bittersweet Bears was founded to provide a unique heirloom keepsake treasure of a loved one, for their families and friends, that can be handed down from one generation to the next.
Candle for Life is a new memorial solar powered Eternal light from Importech Ltd Company that specialize with producing and marketing solar powered products. They are a forward thinking company with offices in Canada, Belgium, France, Australia and England, that strives to provide the funeral industry with quality new products. Their latest offering is understandable, generating great interest worldwide. The Candle For Life, is a solar powered Light, encased within a water resistant, Corrosion proof, easy to install, unit, that shines perpetually.
The Comfort Company offers carefully selected or custom designed a meaningful collection of sympathy and condolence gift ideas with the hope of bringing comfort and remembrance to those who are grieving.
Connie's Corner provides photo transfer fabric art, making memory quilts, wall hangings, and purses.
Crystal Rainbows offers affordable and unique crystal artistry, handmade exclusively with prisms and beads by Swarovski crystal, manufacturer of the finest 32% full lead crystal in the world.
The Dragonfly Project consists of volunteers who help put together and mail condolence cards, a copy of the dragonfly story and a dragonfly keychain. A small act of kindness led to the creation of The Dragonfly Project by an eleven year old girl in 2001. When a 10-year old friend died from a brain tumor, Anne Marquardt Brooker sent his family a story about dragonflies and their significance in the cycle of life and death. The story so moved the grieving family that it inspired Anne to create a nonprofit corporation that would reach out to others who were grieving the loss of a family member or friend.
Eternal Light, the Light of Love is the world's only ever-present, patented everlasting eternal flame memorials for your home.
Everlife Memorials – Urns, Cremation Jewelry & Headstones offers a line of urns, headstones, cremation jewelry, flag cases, and many more memorial products shipped with free delivery. Additionally their Learning Center has a series of articles relating to different aspects of memorialization and product information.
Garden Keepsakes by Johanna offers unique sympathy gifts & memorial gifts, as well as personalized gifts such as the “Apache Wedding Blessing,” the “If Tears Could Build a Stairway” memorial\r\n… and more!
Glass Dimensions – In Loving Memory offers a cherished way to remember your loved ones now and for generations to come. Each glass memory oil candle is engraved with the words “In Loving Memory of, your loved one's full name, date of birth, date of passing, and your choice of memory candle engraving. For those loved ones who have served in the US Armed Forces, the Rank and Branch of Service can also be engraved. Every piece is exquisitely crafted by hand, giving you a cherished way to remember now and for generations to come.
Gone But Not Forgotten is committed to bringing ongoing support into the lives of people who are grieving; to share ideas and explore options that allow for their own self expression and healing. Among their offerings are sympathy and memorial gifts and healing activities in the Willow Springs, IL area.
Gone Too Soon provides an easy to use, free service that allows you to create and maintain a memorial website for your loved one.
Headstoneware® offers receptacles, holders, and hanger accessories which are hand made from surgical stainless steel. Choose from flower pot holders, flag holders, cut flower vase holders, swag or wreath hangers, and various flower containers.
Hoping Skills Company LLC carries sympathy gifts to help children and adults cope with grief and loss. The products and services at Hoping Skills Company offer comforting and healing ways to deal with some of life's most challenging events. Whether you choose for a sympathy gift, a gift basket, grief counseling, or a grief book to help cope with death, they can help validate, commemorate, and memorialize your loss. Even with our having been through the death of our own loved one, we sometimes don't know what to do or what to give when others we know suffer a death in the family — maybe it's the veil of our own grief which renders us at a loss for ideas of what to do; maybe this site will be helpful in that regard.
Little Remembrances strives to bring comfort to those who have experienced a loss. They offer unique sympathy gifts, free sympathy cards, care packages, and support services. Their sympathy gifts send the message of hope, serenity, and peace to those that grieve and to those who are on the road to healing. 10% of your purchase is donated to the Bergan Mercy Foundation, Infant Bereavement Fund.
My Forever Child provides artisan handcrafted and personalized jewelry and memorial keepsakes to comfort those touched by the loss of a child.
My Heart's Missing a Link offers jewelry pendants for the bereaved. Inspired by “losses and hopeful re-links in life” of Cheryl Kilburg.
Mystic Images Keepsakes offers keepsake memorial gifts and ornaments.
Peace Light® is the first patented, solar-powered memorial light. Easy to install and requiring minimal maintenance, it replaces candles and other temporary (and time-consuming) forms of memorials. The icon, which is lighted at night, is manufactured from UV-inhibited acrylic and uses a special type of LED (Light Emitting Diode). The state-of-the-art electronics which control the Peace Light® are designed to turn the memorial on at dusk and allow it to glow throughout the evening hours. Sensors then switch it off at dawn so that the natural energy of the sun can again be collected during the daytime hours. The solar panel recharges the battery to a full charge (there is reserve battery power available in case of a heavily overcast day). The Peace Light® is designed and manufactured with pride in the United States of America. (U.S. Patent O. 5,255,170)
Pencil Portraits by Dana is a site where you can give new life to an old photograph or create a fantasy portrait by joining two separate photographic images into one portrait. Visit Dana's memorial portraits, Angels section.
Perma Frame Inc. keeps memories alive with permanent visual reminders of your loved one's memorial.
QuiltMemories.com is a company which makes sentimental quilts. Look at the photographs under the “Quilts” area to see a few samples of the special, sentimental quilts constructed at Quilt Memories, Inc.
Roy Dixon, The Monument Artist creates personalized, one of a kind monuments. His artistry provides you with a true memorial and tribute to your loved one.
Shutterfly offers you the opportunity to create your own memory book for any occasion or favorite time spent with your loved one. Using your own photos and your own words, you can create a lasting treasure of a cherished time gone by – either for yourself or for another close to your heart. Collect pictures of your wedding, your favorite vacation, or simply capture the essence of a loved one and tell the story through pictures or with both pictures and words in a book you'll cherish for all time and as an heirloom for generations to come.
Treasured Teddy Bears has been creating teddy bears out of customers' old furs and sentimental garments since 1991, and today one could find our “Memory Bears” in all 50 States, Canada, and Europe. A “Memory Bear” can be made for you from your Mom's old fur coat, Dad's shirt, Grandpa's robe, Grandma's quilt, baby's blanket, or just about any type of fur or fabric. Their work transforms those special garments into beautiful teddy bears. These “Memory Bears” are very lovable, and they help bring back fond memories of past times.
Urns Online, is one of the largest online sellers of cremation products. They offer many unique and quality items (including memorial jewelry) from worldwide sources. Their main selling territories are UK, Ireland, Mainland Europe, United States and Canada. They are more than happy to ship their products world wide.
Yardiac offers eternal flame memorial stones. Like the love that continues to burn within, Kayberry's eternal flames will burn in memory of a loved one. Featuring memorial verses, these unique pieces will serve as a reminder of a great life lived, and a great life lost. They also offer decorative garden benches with lovely memorial verses.
Home and Garden
BioControl Network publishes information and marketing alternatives to “conventional” chemical pesticides and fertilizers, by making this information accessible on the World Wide Web. Biocontrol Network covers many lawn care topics such as disease control, crawling and flying insect control, weed control, tools and equipment, and soil care.
ecomHow – Home and Garden offers a variety of home and garden topics, such as landscaping, building and remodeling, and lawn care.
wikiHow – Home and Garden is a collaborative writing project aiming to build the world's largest how-to manual – this is their Home and Garden section.
Lawn Care Articles from Greenview cover a wide variety of lawn maintenance issues such as fertilizing, seeding, watering, pests, thatching and areation, and mowing.
Netscape's Lawn and Gardens Section offers a variety of lawn and garden tips and resources.
Southern Living Magazine offers regional helpful hints and ideas for your lawn and garden.
Swimming Pools and Ornamental Ponds
about.com Swimming Pool and Spas offers maintenance advice and more.
Discount Spa Covers offers covers for your spa or hot tub. Their partner links page offers a wealth of resources for pool and spa maintenance as well as supples.
ecomHow to Maintain a Swimming Pool suggests that maintaining your pool is easiest when your chemical treatment program and your filtration system work together. Here are the basics. Find our more by visiting their website.
The Fun Place provides instruction and advice on pool opening, maintenance, and closing.
Pond Solutions.com helps those new to ponds. Check out their online course for information on building a pond and how to properly take care of it. They also have 100s of pond photos from their customer's ponds and 100s of answers to frequently asked pond questions! They cover all sorts of questions like how to reduce algae, how to eradicate pond weeds, questions about water chemistry, fish stocking information and so much more. Don't forget to check out their comprehensive FAQ section.
Pool Wizard addresses questions about pool water chemistry and swimming pool problems. Step by step guides take you through all aspects of pool water testing, balancing the water chemistry, and general swimming pool maintenance. To make life easier, there are convenient water calculators to help you work out how much of each chemical you need. You can also work out the volume of your swimming pool or make conversions between gallons and litres.