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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

7 Uplifting Videos To Find Inspiration Through Pain, Grief & Loss

Let’s face it, this has been a tough year.  Do I even need to remind you? One thing we could all use right now, especially if we’re experiencing some level of loss, fear, pain or grief, is some sense of inspiration. So whether you’re supporting people through grief and loss or experiencing it yourself, we […]

9 Death Positive Posts Every Funeral Pro Should Read

Up until the last couple of years, conversations around death and dying within this profession rarely happened in the social media scene.  In fact, most funeral homes’ social feeds were essentially and endlessly obits. Thank goodness that we’re moving towards more and better conversations around death online, mostly thanks to the “Death Positive Movement” which […]

The Power & Potential of Funeral Rituals (That You Never Realized)

The funeral service industry has long relied on traditions. Traditions that often stemmed from, or were created within the realms of religion. However, with religious identification on a downward slope, is an opportunity to create a richness and meaning to death, that may not involve religious traditions.  But how? Through the power of ritual. Before […]