How To Celebrate Halloween At Your Funeral Home In 2020

Halloween is here! If there’s one reason to dress up spooky, ditch your sugar cleanse and enjoy working in the death industry, Halloween is the one good excuse we have to celebrate something in this funky year of 2020! Without being able to go to Halloween parties or trick-or-treat, this time could feel a little […]

5 Common Grief Myths Busted By Grief Experts

Grief is something not many people understand, yet everyone experiences. And the way we grieve is changing, quickly. It seems that the old paradigm was seeing grief as a more linear process. And now, in the new paradigm, we’re starting to understand grief a little differently. Some of my favorite schools of thought on grief […]

11 Ways A Pandemic Changed Funerals Forever

What happens when a pandemic hits, and everything turns to chaos? Lessons are learned.  Innovations are made.  Evolution becomes a necessity. Whether you like it or not, this pandemic probably taught you a lot. You might feel bitter about these lessons. They might sting a little. But gosh darn it, you learned them. We, as […]

21 Social Media Post Ideas Your Funeral Home Can Use Today

It can be challenging to constantly conjure up fresh and new ideas for content on your social channels. But now that the #deathpositive movement has taken off, it seems that more and more people are open to learning more about death and dying. So in reality, there is a sea of followers waiting to hear […]

10 Reasons To Say Thank You To The Funeral Profession’s “Last Responders”

Dear Last Responders of the coronavirus pandemic, I know that you probably haven’t heard the words “thank you” enough. It’s likely that as a Last Responder, you’re often the last one that comes to mind when we think of the heroes of the pandemic. Afterall, you do your work behind-the-scenes, and you don’t make a […]

What Your Funeral Director Wishes They Could Tell You About COVID-19

Oh, to be a funeral director in the face of a pandemic! Although I’m not a funeral director myself, I read about, write about, and chat with funeral directors day in and day out. And if there is one thing I know to be true about funeral directors right now, it’s that they are overwhelmed […]

7 Ways Death Traditions Around The World Have Transformed Amidst A Pandemic

What happens when a death occurs during the largest pandemic the modern world has seen? Even though it feels as if most of our world is on hold, death does not stop for a virus. And neither does grief. So then, traditions must adapt. People must adapt. We must all adapt.  We’ve gathered some examples […]

18 Tips & Resources For Becoming The Virtual Funeral Home Your Families Need

Raise your hand if you have recently thought to yourself: Wouldn’t this be a great time to really dedicate time to creating a strong virtual experience for our funeral home? And then did nothing about it. Hand raised?  Good. This guide is for you. The busy, stressed funeral professional who’s looking for solutions to really […]

How To Support a Grieving Friend In A Time of Social Isolation

Do you feel it? Loss is in the air. Grief is prevalent.  With more than 150,000 COVID-19 deaths being reported in the U.S. alone, chances are you’re either dealing directly with loss, or seeing it all around you. And without touch (perhaps the most important needs of humans), it’s hard to try and attempt to […]

‌‌5 Minority Owned Funeral Homes You Should Know About (And Support)

What would you say if I asked to describe your typical funeral director? Would they be male, white, and middle aged? Chances are, your stereotypes of funeral directors would lead you to an image similar to what we just described. Yet, funeral service is changing. And this is to be celebrated. Young folks, women, LBGTQ […]