SERVING THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY WITH
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4601 Avenue N (at E. 46 St.)1 Block off of Flatbush Ave.
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A prescription for grief relief
For the past 9 years, we have been servicing
the community with dignity and compassion.
We look forward to the future providing
the same excellent service.
F U N E R A L H O M E
Serving the Community with Dignity
We have one of the Largest C hapels in the New York City area
We provide Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services
We offer great pricing and you can depend on our professionalism
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“Oh to be a stone! To
feel no grief!”
The Greek dramatist
Euripides wrote these words
400 years before the birth of
Christ. Grief is the price of love.
When we love someone and they
die, we feel the pain of grief. However,
there are steps we can take that may
ease the stress and hasten our recovery.
Here are some tips that can help the
bereaved on their journey through grief:
• Go back to work. If you had a job,
return as soon as possible. Work is a
healthy distraction from the pain of
loss. If you were not in the workplace,
fi nd a job.
• Stay fi t. Exercise can help you both
physically and emotionally because
activity provides an outlet for stress.
• Enroll in a class. Not only does taking
a class provide you with a healthy
diversion from grief but it also can supply
practical knowledge for improving
the quality of your life.
• Be good to yourself. Do not hesitate
to treat yourself to something you
• Take some time to write down a
list of things that bring you pleasure
such as displaying a vase of fresh fl owers,
gardening, leisurely reading a
newspaper, etc. Then, try to engage in
at least one of these activities daily.
• Volunteer your time.
Another effective way to get
out of the house and provide
some grief relief is through
volunteering. Local community
groups or museums and
historic sites always welcome
people who can spare
some time to support their activities.
• Talk about your grief with a friend.
Expressing and exploring your feelings
with a trusted friend is one of the best
things you can do for yourself. Talking
helps relieve the pressure, brings you
perspective, and keeps you in touch
with others. Cry when you feel like it.
• Read practical articles and books
about grief. Reading about bereavement
is an excellent way to fi nd your
way through this diffi cult, uncharted
Guide your thinking. According to
Laurence G. Boldt, author of Zen Soup:
“’Thoughts,’ as Emerson put it, ‘rule the
world’ for the simple reason that thoughts
determine feelings and actions. We can
think ourselves into happiness or a deep
depression. We can think ourselves into
health or illness. If we only take care of
our thoughts, our feelings and actions
will take care of themselves.”
Courtesy of NYS Funeral Directors Association
COPING WITH DEATH