What the Funeral Home of the Future Looks Like

What does the funeral home of the future look like? There are so many schools of thought – some people think funeral homes will be incredibly technologically advanced in the future, while others think funeral homes will go off-grid, or even disappear all together. Whatever your vision is for the funeral home of the future, […]

6 Things Funeral Service Needs to Hear When The Going Gets Tough

The story of funeral service is one that is ever-changing. And, as you may have experienced, transformation of this degree often yields moments that vary wildly between “what an exciting time to be in this! and  “what are we actually doing here?” And that yo-yo experience might feel very tough sometimes. So how do we […]

6 Death Hacks For The Modern Human

We all know we can live well. There are life hacking books, articles, gurus… It’s never ending. But what about dying well? There is a new movement happening in this space, and we are daring to call it “death hacking”. People all over the world are starting to see the opportunities in end of life […]

8 Videos That Inspire A New Attitude on Grief, Death & Dying

Whether we like to think about it or not, our own mortality is a very real thing. As funeral professionals, we help people face loss. But what about facing the process of death, and everything else in between? These 8 videos are some of the most inspiring we’ve found on the web to help tackle […]

5 Funeralpreneurs Who Are Changing The Landscape of Funeral Service in 2018

The times, they are changing. And it’s not necessarily funeral homes that are changing the nature of the funeral profession. Rather, it’s individuals, who we are coining “Funeralpreneurs” who are going a bit off the beaten path to forge a new way for the funeral profession. These individuals went against the grain based on their […]

How to Grieve a Sudden Death [A Letter For Millennials]

This is a letter about grief from a millenial, to a millenial. Use this as a tool to help millennials in the journey of grief, or share it with them if they need it. We hope this is a useful resource for your client families, friends, family or anyone in between! ——- Dear millennial, I’m […]

Have You Taken a Walk In Your Client Families’ Shoes Lately?

When’s the last time you took a walk in your client families’ shoes? This might sound like a silly question for some people. But taking on the perspective of your client families’ is one of the most important things you can do for your business… especially in a world where tradition and “the old way […]

My WORST Experience At a Funeral Home (And What Funeral Directors Can Learn From It)

No one realizes how hard it is to plan a funeral. Especially when it’s  someone you saw just yesterday. Someone of your blood. Someone you truly love. The messiness of the loss alone was already enough to fill my entire body with stress, weighing me down like a ton of bricks. But little did I […]

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11 Hilarious Misconceptions About The Funeral Industry

If I had a nickel for every time someone assumed something hilariously awful about the funeral profession, I’d be swimming in a pool of money with a top shelf margarita in my hand. Ok, maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration. But, it’s no secret that a career in the funeral profession is very different […]

9 Alternative (And Effective) Ways to Help Families Grieve

I just recently had to watch a close friend of mine grieve the death of her 1-year-old son. It was just about one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to watch. The death wasn’t completely unexpected. The little boy had suffered from a rare disease that kept him hospitalized almost the entirety of his […]