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 […]

Say NO To Busy: 11 Self Care & Productivity Tips For Funeral Pros

The architecture of how we live our lives is badly in need of renovation and repair. What we really value is out of sync with how we live our lives. And the need is urgent for some new blueprints to reconcile the two. — Arianna Huffington It goes without saying that everyone in the funeral […]

4 Ways To Help Your Families Celebrate Life AFTER The Funeral

The other day, while strolling through the Zilker Park Botanical Gardens in Austin, I found a beautiful bench that I had probably overlooked a hundred times before. At first glance – and to the average stroller – this bench might not have seemed so special. But on this particular day, the sun was shining just […]

Here’s What Happens When You Try To Plan Your Funeral At Age 25

Planning your own funeral is easier said than done. Heck, even thinking about it is hard to force yourself to do. But after conquering my fear of death throughout the last three years as a blogger in the funeral service industry, I decided it was time to put some thought into my own funeral. After […]

3 Lessons Writing About Death Has Taught Me About Life

I spent most of my childhood being terrified of death. I can remember laying in bed when I was younger, feeling my heart swell in my chest every time the thought of death even crossed my mind. Most nights, I’d end up jumping out of bed and running to my parent’s bedroom because I simply […]

5 Questions You Should Ask Yourself To Be Successful In 2015

Despite the cliche nature of New Years resolutions, the New Year really is the perfect time to evaluate, reflect, and set goals for yourself. After all, it does signify a new chapter and new beginnings, so why not embrace the inspiring nature it brings? But before you go setting any goals for 2015, I want […]

6 Things Funeral Directors Are Dying To Tell You (But Never Will)

I have to admit, when I first entered the funeral service world three years ago, I was a little weary of funeral directors. After all, everything I read and saw about them shined a negative light on them. But after spending the last three years getting to know them personally, I can easily say that […]

How The Grinch Stole Christmas (Funeral Service Edition)

Every funeral director in Funeralville liked celebrating life a lot…But the Funeral Grinch, who had been in Funeralville for too long, did NOT!The Funeral Grinch hated planning celebrations! The whole funeral service!Now, please don’t ask why. No one asks because they’re too nervous. It could be his commissions weren’t adding up just right.It could be, […]

Why Increasing Your Pre-Need Leads Is Easier Than You Think

Imagine this: Your funeral home creates a flawless, stupidly simple way for families to research, browse and even plan their funeral, right from your website. The solution you create is so simple that families don’t even need to pick up the phone to call you. Everything they need to know is right there for them. […]

14 Companies Leading The Way In End-Of-Life Care

Death is the only guaranteed thing in life, yet it’s the only thing we don’t adequately plan for. As a funeral professional, I’m sure this idea creates a lot of frustration for you. After all, you are the person families seek out to remember their loved one, regardless if any plans or wishes were documented. […]