A ceremony to celebrate someone’s life is a significant step in the grieving process. Whether you are planning a funeral, memorial or a celebration of life, the contents of your tribute will be more healing if the language is authentic and heartfelt. Timing is important so think about how long it will take to gather family and friends together and create a unique tribute for your loved one. Involve children if it’s appropriate as often in times of sorrow the sight and sounds of a child can ground us in ways no photographs can. Keep breathing and stay in the moment.