Suicide Prevention Month: How Funeral Directors Can Be A Vital Lifeline

As someone who has lost family and loved ones to suicide, I know just how shocking and gut-wrenching this kind of loss can be. Not only are you dealing with the unexpected death of someone who is near and dear to you, but you are also left grappling with an endless number of unanswered questions. […]

25 Quotes That Remind Us Why We’re In The Funeral Profession

In any job and in any profession, there are good days and there are bad days. Sometimes you wake up and jump out of bed, ready to tackle the exciting day ahead. Other days, the sound of your alarm clock has you wanting to pull the covers over your head and hit the fast-forward button. […]

3 Ways Your Funeral Home Can Sponsor Mother’s Day Remembrance

This upcoming Sunday is a special day for many people all across the world. It’s a chance to get together and celebrate some of the most important women out there… the women that helped shape us and make us — we’re talking, of course, about mothers. But unfortunately, for another large group of people around […]

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, […]