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This book could change (the end of) your life.
Charles Cowling is a trained funeral celebrant, committed to empowering families to let their people go with peace, dignity and love. He also trains funeral celebrants and reviews schools for The Good Schools Guide.
Table of Contents
|What's in this guide?||p. 1|
|Take your time||p. 4|
|Take charge||p. 6|
|Take stock||p. 12|
|Why do we have funerals?||p. 19|
|What is a green funeral?||p. 24|
|Burial or cremation?||p. 31|
|Decision time - burial or cremation?||p. 42|
|What happens when we die?||p. 43|
|Caring for the body - why would you want to?||p. 45|
|Caring for the body - what needs to be done?||p. 48|
|Caring for the body - doing it all yourself||p. 52|
|Going to see someone who has died||p. 65|
|Decision time - caring for the body||p. 67|
|Style your funeral||p. 68|
|The crematorium and other funeral venues||p. 77|
|Who will lead the funeral ceremony?||p. 81|
|A life-centred funeral||p. 92|
|Do it your way||p. 94|
|Can a funeral be fun?||p. 96|
|Set your goals||p. 98|
|Choose your ingredients||p. 100|
|Create a sense of occasion||p. 109|
|Who will be the host?||p. 112|
|Decision time - celebrant and ceremony||p. 115|
|Construct the ceremony||p. 117|
|Tribute-writing tips||p. 121|
|Funeral food||p. 123|
|Funeral directors - what are they like and what do they know?||p. 124|
|Should funeral directors be regulated?||p. 134|
|Funeral directors - what do they do?||p. 136|
|Funeral directors - what do they cost?||p. 139|
|Funeral directors - telling them apart||p. 150|
|Funeral directors - find out who's out there||p. 155|
|Decision time - buy only what you want||p. 158|
|101 coffins and a shroud||p. 164|
|Final rides - hearses||p. 170|
|Marking the spot - memorials||p. 173|
|What to do with the ashes?||p. 179|
|What does dying feel like?||p. 181|
|Planning your own death and funeral||p. 183|
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