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 […]

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 […]

A Hilarious Look at 2020 In The Funeral Profession So Far In Memes

Ahh, 2020. What can we say, really? Are there any words to describe it? Probably not, and that’s why we chose memes to do it for us instead. In case you need a laugh, here is a quick recap of this year in memes. Enjoy and share this with anyone who needs a chuckle. After […]

What If Women Ran The Funeral Profession? 10 Predictions Made

Through the early Victorian era, caring for the dead was very much a role set aside for women… especially in the United States. Back then, death was something that took place in the home. Preparing a body for a burial was a matter the family took into their own hands. As many of you know, […]