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 […]

What A Family Suicide Taught Me About The Invaluable Role Of Funeral Directors

A few weeks ago, I received a heartbreaking call that no person ever wants to take… My younger cousin, at the tender age of 16, and with so many life possibilities and meaningful moments ahead, took his own life. And while I may work in a profession where death is spoken about casually over lunch, […]

The Magic Healing Power of Sympathy Flowers and Gifts

Are you ready to have your mind blown? Because we have some big news… some completely crazy and outrageous news that will change everything. Ready for it? Here it comes… flowers and gifts have the power to make people happy! Crazy, right?! Okay, okay… we’re not being totally serious in our shock by this news. […]

5 Amazing Ways Videos and Photos Help Your Families Heal

When you work in the funeral profession, you often get asked the same kind of question from family and friends who are fascinated by our jobs: “How do you cope with people grieving every day? Isn’t it depressing?” While most people think of funerals as a time of mourning, grieving or sadness, funeral professionals know […]

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 […]

4 Surprising Ways Social Memorial Websites Help Your Families Grieve

So, you’re a funeral professional, and you’ve got a pretty good idea of what makes your products and services valuable to your families. And if you’re really good at what you do, you’ve probably memorized the value statements for all of your products and know how to pitch your families on just about everything. But […]

22 Of The Most Powerful Death & Dying Quotes Ever Written

Since the beginning of time, people have been expressing their thoughts on death in many, many ways. In fact, these ideas, discussions and philosophies surrounding death have been the origin of many great works of art. In my opinion, some of the most powerful words about death exist in quotes. So, I’ve rounded up some […]

Funeral Tips: How To Take Your Families’ Happiness To The Next Level

View image | gettyimages.com Most people ﹘ outside of funeral directors, of course ﹘ do not realize just how much arranging, set-up, care, sweat and passion goes into planning the perfect funeral service. You can’t help but put a little heart and soul into every service you plan for a family, and you truly put […]