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Death and its symbols

Mourning Candle: a symbol of light and comfort in times of sorrow

In times of mourning and loss, candles play an essential role as symbols of light, comfort, and remembrance. Mourning candles are far more than mere sources of illumination. They carry profound meanings and provide invaluable emotional support to those in grief. In this article, we will explore the significance of mourning candles and how they …

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Loss and bereavement

Pathological Grief: What Is It and How to Overcome It?

When we lose a loved one, grief is inevitable. Grieving is a natural response to loss and can take many forms, ranging from sadness to anger to denial. However, in some cases, grief can take a pathological turn, making the healing process more challenging. In this article, we will explore what pathological grief is and …

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Death and its symbols

Everything You Need to Know About the Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) in Mexico

The Day of the Dead, known as Día de los Muertos in Mexico, is a vibrant, colorful, and intense celebration that honors life after death. This age-old tradition deeply rooted in Mexican cultural identity is considered one of the most beautiful ways to pay tribute to the departed. At Death Chronicles, we have long been …

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Death and its symbols

Top 10 Day of the Dead Celebrations Around the World

If you thought that celebrations around death were only somber occasions, think again! All around the world, some Day of the Dead celebrations are true symbols of joy, sharing, and remembrance. From Mexico’s Dia De Los Muertos to colorful ceremonies in Asia, these festivals provide an opportunity to remember our departed loved ones in a …

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Death and its symbols

What Are the Different Colors of Mourning Worldwide?

When it comes to coping with the loss of a loved one, each culture has its own customs and rituals. In many cultures, mourning is visually expressed through the choice of colors. However, what many people may not be aware of is that the meanings associated with these colors vary significantly across the world. So, …

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Tips and tricks

Thanatophobia: when the fear of death has a name

But how can you talk about death in such a detached way? It scares me. Since the launch of Death Chronicles, I’ve noticed that a lot of people suffer, without perhaps putting a name to it, from thanatophobia. But what exactly is thanatophobia? Understanding thanatophobia Thanatophobia is an irrational and intense fear of death. It’s …

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Death professions

The history of death-related professions: from antiquity to the present day

The history of the funeral industry is fascinating. It tells the story of how each society over the centuries has dealt with the inescapable reality of death. From Antiquity to the present day, death-related professions have evolved, adapting to beliefs, traditions and scientific advances. From thanatopraxy to university research, the body of the deceased is …

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Tips and tricks

End of life: what steps should you take to prepare for death?

Death is a delicate subject, but a necessary one. Talking about the end of life is never an easy conversation, yet it’s a reality we all have to face one day or another. Preparing for one’s death not only relieves loved ones of the burden of administrative formalities, but also ensures that one’s last wishes …

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Death professions

Career prospects in the funeral industry: how to become a death professional?

Becoming a death professional may not come to mind when you’re asked what your dream job is. Yet the funeral industry offers many exciting and rewarding career opportunities, which go far beyond simply managing funerals. The Death Chronicles team invites you to discover the different facets of this little-known sector and how you can make …

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Tips and tricks

How can I pay for my funeral while I’m still alive?

A question that may seem a little morose, but is nonetheless essential: how do you pay for your funeral while you’re still alive? Facing one’s own mortality is a very personal process, and organizing one’s own funeral can help relieve the burden on loved ones. In this article, we’ll explore the various options available, from …

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Death professions

The emotional challenges of the death professions: how do professionals overcome them?

In a context where death is often taboo, invisible and professionalized, the funeral professions demand great emotional strength. Faced with death on a daily basis, these professionals have developed mechanisms for managing the emotions associated with their work. In this latest Death Chronicles article, we tackle this complex issue, while highlighting the crucial role these …

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Death and its symbols

Reincarnation: concepts and beliefs across cultures

Reincarnation is a concept that has spanned the ages and cultures, forging a place for itself in the doctrines of many religions and beliefs around the world. Prevalent in religions such as Buddhism and Hinduism, reincarnation is the idea that life is a continuous cycle of existence that spans several lifetimes. In other words, after …

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How to choose a more environmentally-friendly funeral?

Funerals are an important moment in every family’s life, but they can also have a considerable impact on the environment. Today, more and more people want to minimize this impact by choosing a more environmentally-friendly funeral. In this article, I invite you to discover how to make this choice, by exploring the different options available …

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Preparing for a funeral: a practical guide to making informed decisions

Funerals are a difficult time, both emotionally and organizationally. That’s why it’s essential to prepare well for this stage, so as to pay poignant tribute to the deceased and respect his or her wishes. With this practical guide, I’d like to provide you with valuable information and advice. The different types of funeral There are …

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Tips and tricks

Coping with grief: tips and resources for getting through the loss of a loved one

Bereavement is a complex and painful process that everyone goes through differently. Faced with the loss of a loved one, it’s normal to feel a great emptiness and many emotions. In this article, I offer advice and resources to help you cope with grief, get through this difficult ordeal and gradually regain balance in your …

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Death and its symbols

Mourning in the digital world: how technology has changed the way we remember our loved ones

In today’s society, technology has taken on an important role and transformed many aspects of our daily lives, including the way we experience mourning. In this article, I’d like to take a look at how the digital world has changed the way we commemorate and remember our lost loved ones. The digitization of ceremonies: an …

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Death and its symbols

The concept of death in literature and art: a reflection on the representation of death through the centuries

In this article, I invite you to explore representations of death in history, literature and art. This universal theme has been dealt with by authors and artists in different eras, and has evolved over time.  Death in medieval and Renaissance literature The Middle Ages, a period of European history stretching from the 5th to the …

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Unusual

Top 5 most unusual deaths

On the face of it, death isn’t a funny subject. But while researching for an article, we came across some pretty funny anecdotes. So, since we’ve decided to play down the subject of death and bereavement, here’s our top 5 most unusual deaths. And we dare you not to crack a smile!  Welcome to the …

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