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Your Life Talks – New Conversation Starter Cards

It is natural for us to want to downplay our importance, and avoid burdening those closest to us with our wishes. However, initiating conversations to recognize our loved ones’ intrinsic need to remember and celebrate their life and achievements, and share their plans for…

7 Common Activities With Surprising Health Benefits (You Won’t Believe #6!)

  1. Cleaning the House The days you spend picking up, wiping down, sweeping, vacuuming, mopping and more are quite beneficial to you. An average person burns around 100 calories for each activity they do. For example, vacuuming can burn as much as 170…

Home Funerals

A movement toward home ‘after-death care’ has convinced thousands of Americans to deal with their own deceased loved ones, and the movement, although in its infancy in Australia, is gaining popularity.   During the 1800’s in Australia, most people died at home rather…

Death Doulas – A Guide at the End of Life

The term doula has been around for centuries. In ancient Greece, it was used to describe both a household servant and a woman who serves.  They were usually the wise women or the herbalist of the village. In modern times, a doula has mostly been…

Superannuation changed on July 1st 2017…have you?

Your future lifestyle depends on you being well informed, and making the most of any financial opportunities available to you and minimising any negative impacts. The Australian Government introduced the Superannuation (Objective) Bill 2016 on 9 November 2016. The new Bill commenced on…

Staying Active in Your Golden Years

The Importance of Exercise for Older Adults Older adults should get proper exercise and stay active in order to maintain their physical health and function. Exercise can help to prevent or delay certain illnesses such as cancer and heart disease. Walking, running, swimming…

New Bios-Urn in Australia

Bios-Urn has finally reached Australian shores, landing in Queensland late September 2016 and then introduced to Western Australia in early November 2016 by Bryce Roberts called ‘Tree of Memories; Life after Life. By using Bios-Urn you are now able to grow a tree…

Not-for-profit Funerals in Port Kembla NSW

Seven years in the making, a Port Kembla not-for-profit funeral service has opened to strong demand. Tender Funerals is in Port Kembla NSW, and their philosophy is ‘you are in charge’.  They are part of a community movement towards reclaiming the rites around death and…

The Difference between Property Valuations and Appraisals

The terms Property Valuation and Property Appraisal refer to two very different processes, and it’s important to understand what each term means, and when it is applicable. The simple answer is a valuation involves a formal process and may have a legal standing, whereas…

Breathing New Life into the Funeral Business

A funeral, the ceremonial disposal of a body, has two key elements – the body and the ceremony. And each of these has its own associated merchants selling goods or services in the important business of dealing with death. “Hardware merchants” – funeral…