A Return Home: How Funeral Homes Can Support Home Funerals

As a funeral director, your business has likely been set up around the concept of a traditional funeral. But did you know that fewer than ⅓ of Americans are interested in a traditional full-service funeral with embalming and burial? That means for every 3 people who walk in your funeral home, only ONE of them […]

31 Weird and Wonderful Facts On Death, Grieving and Funerals Every Funeral Professional Should Know

Death is by far life’s greatest mystery. It invokes in us a curiosity that is unmatched. That’s why some of the greatest writers, poets, scientists and philosophers of the world spend their life studying the topic of death. We have an equally big passion for learning about death and all the topics surrounding it, such […]

How Having “The Talk of a Lifetime” is Taking Funeral Planning to the Next Level

For the founders of The Talk of a Lifetime (TTL), it was becoming more and more evident that people were just not that into funerals anymore. The TTL council wanted to tap into this growing demographic  – the “I don’t want anyone to make a fuss when I die” group of people, who obviously could […]

5 Huge Conversations Funeral Service Is Missing Out On [And How to Join Them]

If you take a good look around, you’ll find that there are hundreds, if not thousands, of buzz worthy conversations happening about death… right now. Death has become a bigger topic in the media than we expected it to be over the last couple of years. This is GREAT news for our profession. But for […]

What Embracing Death Can Teach Us About Life

As a personal development junkie, it’s no surprise that I found myself drawn to a lecture with a Qi Gong master who was visiting from a highly regarded monastery in China. This man had spent his entire adult life in a monastery, which I found incredibly admirable. And I was excited to wrap my heart […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

7 Industry Leaders Predict the Future of Funerals

  Everytime the f1 team hits any industry conference or event, we ask leaders we run into the same question: Where do you see the future of funerals going in the next five to 10 years? Why do we ask this? Because we all know that we’re in the middle of a wave of change. […]

How to Make Death & Dying An Inspiring Conversation [Not a Dreadful One]

Do you sense it? A subtle shift. A change of pace. It’s happening – the conversations people are having about death, dying and planning ahead are changing. Even the category “Death & Dying” on the TedX website is growing each year. It’s pretty clear now that the world is ready to change the way we […]