Dr. Jason Troyer Shares Tips For Engaging Families & Community Partners

Last week, the funeralOne team was down in Nashville, Tennessee for the annual International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association (ICCFA) conference! Not only is ICCFA one of our favorite events of the year because we get to meet with amazing funeral professionals from all over the world, but it also brings together some of the […]

Opening The Door To The Passed: Exclusive ICCFA Interview with Allison Gilbert

Last week, the funeralOne team was down in Nashville, Tennessee for the annual International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association (ICCFA) conference! Not only is ICCFA one of our favorite events of the year because we get to meet with amazing funeral professionals from all over the world, but it also brings together some of the […]

15 Celebratory Poems & Readings To Use At Your Next Funeral

A 2014 survey by the Pew Research Center found that 22.8 percent of Americans consider themselves unaffiliated with a traditional faith, claiming to be either atheist, agnostic or “nothing in particular.” While the majority of living Americans declare a religious association or identity, there’s still a significant and growing portion who don’t participate in a […]

Five Great Pieces of Advice Funeral Directors Can Give AFTER The Funeral

As a funeral director, you help families through what may be the most difficult days of their life. But in many cases, after the final service or burial, you part ways and may not see each other again unless they ask you to handle the funeral of another loved one. But while your part might […]

4 Meaningful Tips That Will Elevate Your Next Non-Religious Funeral

If you didn’t see our last funeralOne blog post, you probably missed out on the truth-bombs that we dropped that are changing the funeral profession as we know it. And no, we don’t mean possible funeral trends or changes that may happen in the far-off future. We’re talking about significantly different values from the families […]

Why Parent’s Day Should Be An Annual Event At Your Funeral Home

For the luckiest people in tragic situations, there is an outpouring of support, love, encouragement and help in the days and weeks following the loss of a loved one. But once the flowers have wilted and bereavement leave ends, family members are generally expected to begin healing—an idea that often translates to moving on with […]

Guest Post: 3 Things You Might Not Know About Pregnancy Loss Parents

In April 2013, I joined the club that no parent ever wants to be a part of: those touched directly by pregnancy loss. At nearly seven months pregnant, my husband and I lost our first child – a daughter named Lena Grace – for reasons that, despite thorough follow-up testing, remain unknown. Three months later, […]

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 […]

Guest Post: How To Give Families The Support They Need After A Suicide Death

One phone call can change your day, your calling, and your purpose as a professional. As a funeral director, there are likely one or two families that you will remember forever. Perhaps it was the first death call you handled on your own as a new licensee. Maybe it was a death of a family […]

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7 Of The Most Beautiful Funerals And Memorials Of All Time

Funeral professionals know better than most the amazing healing power beautiful funerals can bring to grieving friends and family. But when you add in a touch of personalization, the opportunity for healing becomes a full blown celebration of life that completely turns grief on its head. Why? Because you’re not just walking through the steps […]