What It Means To Be a Good Listener In The Funeral Profession

  Drs. Carolyn Shadley and John Meyer are a high-energy team with amazing insights into interpersonal communication.  Their experience helping veterinary practices achieve better communication in their offices has given them ample insight into the real-life applications to communication theory. When they share tips for better listening with clients, most of their time is spent […]

Follow the Money: Investment Trends in the Deathcare Industry

  Adapting to the changes of the funeral profession isn’t easy — And that’s why it’s a topic we write about all the time.  With changing consumer needs focused more on convenience and less on tradition, it’s almost as if the funeral profession needs to be turned on its head all together. So how do […]

14 Easy Funeral Marketing Tips You Should Try This Fall

“Marketing is my favorite part of running my funeral business!” said no one…ever.  We know getting into that funeral marketing groove can be a challenge, so we put together this list of 14 inspiring and easy ideas to get your funeral home’s marketing juices flowing.   While going through these tips, remember to take it […]

A Letter For The Funeral Director Who Takes On Too Much

We have something special to share with all the death care professionals who are feeling the effects of burnout. We hope this brings you inspiration and permission to slow down and take care!    Dear hard working funeral director, I know it feels like everything is on your shoulders.  There’s always another task to rise […]

6 Grief Poems That Transform Pain Into Beauty

After all the training you go through as funeral professionals, it can still be difficult to find the right words of solace to offer families who are navigating grief. Even for myself — who has been working with funeral professionals for many years now — find myself turning to poetry, books, and music for inspiration. […]

8 Inspiring Videos On The Conversations That Are Transforming The Way We Do Funerals

  Everyone has a story to tell. The conversations we have determine the direction we’re heading. And these professionals prove that the funeral profession is heading straight into transformation with some of the most inspiring conversations we’ve ever had as an industry, right here in this blog! Check out these 8 videos that will show […]

20 Motivational Songs Every Funeral Director Needs To Listen To

  “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” ― Plato Did you know it only takes 15 minutes of listening to your favorite tunes to get a natural high?  It’s true. Your brain releases dopamine, a neurotransmitter that leads to increased feelings of […]

6 Funeral Trends Happening In Different Cultures Around The World (And What We Can Learn From Them)

All over the world, people, businesses and leaders all around the world are adapting to our growing needs surrounding death and funerals.  And as we grapple with environmental considerations and cultural shifts, we see the funeral profession responding with innovation.  Many cultures are finding the balance between embracing technology while honoring ancient traditions. Others are […]

Consumer Truths Driving the Future of the Funeral Experience

It’s no secret that your families are what drive your funeral business forward. And to go a step further, your families are driving the trends in the funeral profession, too. What can this teach us? No matter the industry, we all must adapt to be able to meet and exceed customers’ expectations. And, the funeral […]

6 Affirmations For the Modern Griever (And How To Use Them)

Figuring out what to say to someone who is grieving can be complicated and uncomfortable for anyone… even funeral directors and funeral guests alike.  So often, we settle for statements that are stereotypical, because quite frankly… we don’t know any better.  And when we rattle off conditioned responses to people deep in their grief, it […]