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It Just Makes Sense to Pre-plan


We prepare ourselves for nearly every aspect of our daily lives. We plan out our evening meals with weekly menus, plan our vacations with carefully researched itineraries, and even check traffic reports to plan our routes to and from work. It only makes sense, then, to pre plan what happens to us and our families when we pass on. Pre planning your funeral services affords you a wealth of choice and the peace of mind that comes from knowing you’re taking care of your family as best you can. There are many options available to us today when it comes to funeral services, and many more are choosing cremation for their end-of-life plans. This option isn’t just easy and affordable to a wider range of people, it also offers the most choice, something that is extremely attractive to those who pre-plan.


As mentioned before, there are a lot of moments in our daily lives when we pre plan for the future. Though it’s never comfortable to think or discuss what may happen to us after we pass, pre-planning your funeral isn’t that different from pre planning your route home from work. There are three main reasons to pre plan your funeral. First, and most importantly, pre-planning is the easiest way to take care of your family after you pass. They’ll be under enough stress and hardship at that moment. Planning a funeral and wondering how they’ll pay for it should never be a part of that equation. Second, pre planning your funeral is the most cost effective way to get your affairs in order. When you pre-plan, you lock in today’s rate for your service, a rate that will certainly be higher in the future. Finally, those who pre-plan their celebration services are given a wealth of options to choose from. Those who want elaborate services are free to plan them that way, and those who don’t want a fussy affair can plan to make it so.

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Those looking for the most options for their end-of-life services will want to look into cremation. What was once a fringe option is now the choice of nearly half of Americans, and it’s largely due to the choice and flexibility offered by this service. New companies are recognizing this trend and are offering even more choice to those choosing cremation. Thanks to new technologies, you can pre plan to have your ashes kept sacred forever in a diamond or go out in a blaze of glory in a custom designed fireworks show. There are even companies which launch ashes into orbit and companies that use 3-D printers to create one-of-a-kind urns. Pre planning your cremation means you’re able to take advantage of these options and leave the perfect, lasting legacy behind for generations.


Why pre plan now? Despite all our planning, we’re ultimately at the mercy of greater forces which control our universe. For as certain as death may be, we’re never sure when it will come to find us. Sorting your end-of-life plans now means you and your family can rest easy today and into the future. Pre planning your cremation is more than just good sense; it’s also incredibly easy. There are a number of compassionate and trusted cremation providers who are ready to help you as you begin to pre plan. Remember, though we may not be able to control everything, we can plan for most things, and pre planning your end-of-life plans can be the greatest gift you give your family. 


Winter by Khalil Gibran

Ivelina  —  January 2, 2015

Winter by Khalil Gibran

Come close to me, oh companion of my full life;
Come close to me and let not Winter’s touch
Enter between us. Sit by me before the hearth,
For fire is the only fruit of Winter.

Speak to me of the glory of your heart, for
That is greater than the shrieking elements
Beyond our door.
Bind the door and seal the transoms, for the
Angry countenance of the heaven depresses my
Spirit, and the face of our snow-laden fields
Makes my soul cry.

Feed the lamp with oil and let it not dim, and
Place it by you, so I can read with tears what
Your life with me has written upon your face.

Bring Autumn’s wine. Let us drink and sing the
Song of remembrance to Spring’s carefree sowing,
And Summer’s watchful tending, and Autumn’s
Reward in harvest.

Come close to me, oh beloved of my soul; the
Fire is cooling and fleeing under the ashes.
Embrace me, for I fear loneliness; the lamp is
Dim, and the wine which we pressed is closing
Our eyes. Let us look upon each other before
They are shut.
Find me with your arms and embrace me; let
Slumber then embrace our souls as one.
Kiss me, my beloved, for Winter has stolen
All but our moving lips.

You are close by me, My Forever.
How deep and wide will be the ocean of Slumber,
And how recent was the dawn!

Winter by Khalil Gibran

My mum, dad and my 3 boys

P.S I am writing a post a day for 365 days.This is day 13.

Welcome the Winter Solstice

Ivelina  —  December 21, 2014

winter solticeThe Winter Solstice marks the end of the darkest days of winter and it is also a promise, that in the few months to come the earth will wake up from the deep winter. This is the time when we bring evergreen trees in our homes and light up candles to feel that connection with nature, which some how is ever present. 

Personally I love this feeling of new and fresh. I am constantly reinventing myself and recreating myself and I also encourage you to do the same. Peel by peel remove habits, that don’t serve you, thoughts, that waste your energy and activities, that leave you unfulfilled. 

Nature is a perfect example, that change happens slowly and it’s constant. If you want to see change in your life you have to be willing to do the marathon. Real change takes time. Daily small actions taken over period of time will change your life. What you do daily truly defines you and also detriments the results, that you will get. 

I don’t believe in an overnight success. Overnight success takes dedication,sacrifice of some form. I believe, that everything in life is an exchange of something else.It is simple law of Nature, that is here to stay. If you want to be beamed with a warm spring light and feel the soft breeze you have to enjoy the winter’s cold bite and wind. 

The laws of nature work all the time. No matter what you do and how much you try to stop the change in your life.,it is happening right now. The circle of life includes death and everything in between. The main thing is to remember to enjoy the seasons. 

Just don’t force summer to come into a winter’s day. Welcome the winter. Sleep more, rest better, stay in a dark room just with a candle light on or some other soft light. If you have a fireplace light it up and simply enjoy it. Eat warm and earthy foods and enjoy deep and rich teas. Add a bit of wine in them every now and again. 

Seasons in life are happening all the time. Every body feels pain in their own way. Everybody feels wellness in their own way. It’s a tricky business to be alive and create your own kind of balance. I believe we need it all. All the pain,all the discomfort, all the happiness and all the wellness. We can not know one without knowing the other.

And it is exactly the same with the seasons how can we possibly feel the fresh warmth of spring if we haven’t felt the freezing cold of winter. One can not be fully felt without the other. 

So simply embrace it and take time and take heart to be in your season. If you are having winter remember the promise,that spring will be here. 

P.S I am intending to do a post a day for 365 days. Blogging daily for a year. In the last few months I failed miserably in a few challenges, that didn’t feel right and I didn’t complete them.I strongly believe, that you are what you do daily while you are making big plans for the future. So as well as cooking yummy vegan dishes, looking after my men, our house, myself and everything else in between I want to make this work. Blogging daily for a year. 

Thank you so much for your love and support.


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