Julio Mirabelli @j-mirabelli ?

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  • M-Gillies wrote a new blog post: Reasons for Revoking a Will   6 years, 10 months ago · View

    Thumbnail While your will should be reviewed and changed on a regular basis in order to keep it current, it’s important to make revisions whenever your life encounters a big change which include: Life-changing events: – Marriage – Divorce – Birth or adoption of a child – Relocation to a new country, state or province (bearing in [...]

  • M-Gillies wrote a new blog post: A brief history of restorative arts   6 years, 10 months ago · View

    Thumbnail As early as 1200 BCE, the ancient Egyptians were practicing a range of restorative techniques on the emaciated features of the dead from filling the inside of the mouths with sawdust to improve hollowed cheeks to stuffing linen under the eyelids or replacing eyes with stones. They would continue this procedure, tending to any disability, [...]

  • M-Gillies wrote a new blog post: Controversial Counterculture Film Easy Rider Uneasy for the Dead   6 years, 10 months ago · View

    Thumbnail It was in 1969 when two notable actors decided to make what would become a landmark counterculture film known as Easy Rider, which explored the tensions in the United States during the 1960s from the rise and fall of the hippie movement, to drug use and communal lifestyles. The basis of the movie sees the [...]

  • M-Gillies wrote a new blog post: The Death of 21st Century Models   6 years, 10 months ago · View

    Thumbnail The blitz of glamor, the strobe lighting of camera flashes, the walk along the runaway with the adorning eyes of spectators; the life of a model is one shrouded behind beauty and elegance, however, it is also one stalked with premature deaths, often in the form of eating disorders, suicide and drug overdoses. In the [...]

  • M-Gillies wrote a new blog post: Inking The Memory Of A Loved One   6 years, 10 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Heart tattoos represent love, life and vitality. With the prevalence of the alternative lifestyle and a resurgence in the popularity of tattoos in the last two decades, society has seen an influx of personal expressionism. No longer bound by inhibitions, people are turning to tattooing as an alternative form of expression and with it, an [...]

  • M-Gillies wrote a new blog post: 10 Worst Ways to Die   6 years, 10 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Anyone who is a fan of horror movies or the sub-genres there within, whether it be the mythical snuff film, the popular torture porn, the cliche-driven slasher flick or the splatter- and gorefest movies of the East, then you’re already a veteran of the seemingly multiple facets of human death and demise – but for [...]

  • M-Gillies wrote a new blog post: Life, Death and the Absurdity of it All   6 years, 10 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Albert Camus compared the Myth of Sisyphus to the Human Condition and challenged the reader to face up to his/her mortality. “There will be no lasting peace either in the heart of individuals or in social customs until death is outlawed.” Albert Camus, French philosopher, writer and playwright developed contradicting conceptions of death early on [...]

  • M-Gillies wrote a new blog post: Coffin-fuelled Ovens   6 years, 10 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Whether you’re eating at home or in a restaurant, it is well known that Italians take their food seriously. From their rich flavorful cuisines stocked full of herbs like, oregano, basil, thyme, parsley, rosemary and sage to their many uses of cheese and the final touches of using the wood of coffins to heat their [...]

  • M-Gillies wrote a new blog post: Losing Your Testamentary Capacity   6 years, 10 months ago · View

    Thumbnail At a certain point in our lives, we may possess and then lose testamentary capacity. This can either be temporary or permanently and can be caused by a number of conditions resulting in mental disability or mental incompetence, including mental illness, brain injury from physical trauma, or senile dementia. Some people may never have testamentary [...]

  • M-Gillies wrote a new blog post: Mirror/Mutual and Joint Wills   6 years, 10 months ago · View

    Thumbnail With a joint or mirror will, couples decide how to mutually dispose of their property. Reciprocal/Mirror/Mutual and Joint Wills are contracts between two spouses to dispose of their property in a particular way. In the cases of mirror wills, which are designed by a couple who have designed their wills to be near identical, leaving, [...]

  • M-Gillies wrote a new blog post: Circumstances Addressed by Statutory Wills   6 years, 10 months ago · View

    Thumbnail A statutory will can stop prevent family members from fighting over an estate. A statutory will comes into play when: 1. The person has no previous will before becoming incompetent, and intestacy will produce an undesirable result or a result the person would not have wanted. 2. A pre-existing will was revoked by marriage or [...]

  • M-Gillies wrote a new blog post: Some Clubs are Killing for Members   6 years, 10 months ago · View

    ThumbnailCall it pop culture phenomenon, weird curses, coincidental trivia, or dub it a statistical anomaly on par with the number 23 enigma, but unlike the Mile High Club or the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the 27 Club seems to find its members literally dying for a membership. Anyone who is a fan of music, [...]

  • M-Gillies wrote a new blog post: Mystic, Secret, Closed or Sealed Will   6 years, 10 months ago · View

    Thumbnail A closed will, or a mystic will is for those who prefer to keep the contents of their will a secret and when it is completed, signed and sealed, the testator delivers the document to a notary who then confirms the validity and signs the document. While this is done in front of witness, the [...]

  • M-Gillies wrote a new blog post: Notarial Will   6 years, 10 months ago · View

    Thumbnail A notarial will is a kind of formal will drawn up by a notary and requires the presence of a witness, or in certain cases, two witnesses. This form of will must indicate the date and place where it was made, and must be signed by the testator, the notary and the witness(es), in each [...]

  • M-Gillies wrote a new blog post: Inheritance for Children   6 years, 10 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Leaving an inheritance to your child is easier said than done. If you die and leave your child alone make plans so your child is taken care of in the future. There are some big questions you have to ask yourself when anticipating the worst. In the event of premature death, it’s important to plan [...]

  • M-Gillies wrote a new blog post: Living Trusts   6 years, 10 months ago · View

    Thumbnail You create a living trust while you’re alive, rather than one that is created at your death under the terms of your will. With the cost of dying becoming more and more expensive and complex, many people are bombarded with various options of handling their estates, not only after they have died but also while [...]

  • M-Gillies wrote a new blog post: Even Superheroes Aren’t Invincible   6 years, 10 months ago · View

    Thumbnail It’s a risky business being a superhero. The job alone is labor-intensive, requiring physical endurance, mental and emotional discipline and a strict moral philosophy. However, the dangers are high, with family members and loved ones constantly at risk of being targeted by the adversaries and then there’s the threat of imminent death at any moment. [...]

  • M-Gillies wrote a new blog post: Dos and Don’ts when Filming a Video Will   6 years, 10 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Lights, camera, action! Make sure you do it all in one take when videotaping a will. Editing is not allowed. Video taping a will is often considered an alternative means of preventing a will from being contested in court. It shows that the testator is of sound mind when he or she bequeaths their estate [...]

  • M-Gillies wrote a new blog post: Ashes to Ashes, Pixie Dust to Disneyland   6 years, 10 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Peter Pan wasn’t kidding when he said, “To die will be an awfully big adventure.” Fans are taking their loved ones’ ashes with them to Disneyland. Disneyland, that magical Kingdom known for its motto of being the happiest place in the world isn’t without its own controversy. Since as far back as the early 90s, [...]

  • M-Gillies wrote a new blog post: One Foot in the Ground   6 years, 10 months ago · View

    Thumbnail In 1836, Mexican General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna led a 13-day siege against Texan soldiers as he fought to recapture the Alamo. However, his success was short-lived when the Texan army reclaimed the Alamo, taking the general and his troops captive. After being sent back to Mexico City, Santa Anna was given control of [...]

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