9 Amazing Things To Do With Funeral Flowers After The Funeral

After the funeral, there will be flowers. And perhaps in your case, there will be many flowers left over.  I know what you’re thinking… “what should I do with all the beautiful funeral flowers lying around?!” And that, my friend, is where we got you covered. Check out these 9 creative ways to put your […]

Investing In Your Funeral Home’s Future: Do’s And Don’ts With Doug Gober

We’ve all been there. Lost in a reactive mindset. Getting so caught up by the day to day that we forget to really strategize for the future. Nobody could blame you for only focusing on what’s right in front of you, especially in uncertain times.  But investing expert Doug Gober encourages you to set your […]

Our Favorite Modern Songs To Move You Through Your Grief [Playlist]

If there’s one thing I know to be true about grief, it’s that without music, it wouldn’t be possible to make it through the journey alive. Music has the ability to transcend us into a place of healing, no matter what state we’re in. There’s a lot of us that love the good ole’ classics […]

Superhero Leadership: How You Can Make the World a Better Place At Your Funeral Home

I remember being so inspired after watching the modern day Batman movie (with Heath Ledger as the Joker, of course). I was inspired by the fact that an ordinary man, with no superpowers, was able to transform an entire city.  Today, I want to talk about how you, a funeral professional, aren’t so different from […]

5 Ways Irish Wakes Inspire New Ideas About Death & Funerals

Growing up with a mostly Irish heritage, I remained quite distant from my family’s Irish ancestry. That was, until I experienced the death of a family member for the first time as an adult. I can still remember the day my Mother got the call that my Uncle had passed. She put down the phone, […]

5 Topics Your Families Want to Know More About (And How to Teach Them)

How many times have you attended a workshop, went to a conference, or read a blog that talked about the lack of education families have around the world of funerals? We’ve written about it over a dozen times over the years, like here, here and here. If we’ve been pondering on this topic for years, […]

It Takes a Village: How You Can Truly Support Families After Child Loss

As a funeral professional, you’re no stranger to guiding families through their toughest times.  But even the most seasoned professional can waiver when tasked with the unimaginable… helping a family cope with a child’s death.  The loss of a child is immeasurable in magnitude. It’s every parent’s worst fear, and a subject nobody really wants […]

7 Books To Open Your Mind On The Future of the Funeral Profession (While Your Stuck Inside)

There’s one good thing about being stuck inside while it’s cold and there’s a pandemic: BOOKS. Although you might not have as much time as those who are stuck home unemployed, chances are, with less social functions to go to, you’ve got some time on your hands to become even more of an expert in […]

6 Research-Backed Insights On How Families Choose Your Funeral Home

There is very little research circulating around on how families choose funeral homes. Without this information, how can we be empowered to make smart funeral marketing decisions? Although funeral industry consumers are still learning that they even have much of a choice when it comes to funeral services, it’s important to empower our consumers to […]

8 (More) Grief Poems That Transform Pain Into Beauty

I think if there’s one emotion we all share through this pandemic, it’s grief.  The thing about grief, from my experience with it and writing about it for 9 years, is that it’s a teacher. A healer. A helper.  It sure doesn’t feel like it in the process, but looking back, there’s always gold in […]