6 (More) Affirmations For The Modern Griever… And How To Use Them

A couple of years ago, we made a blog called “6 Affirmations For the Modern Griever (And How To Use Them)” that went viral.  And helped a lot of folks who felt overwhelmed with old schools of thought around grief. A couple of years later, we’re back with some more grief affirmations and we hope […]

How These Death Industry Pros Are Rocking Instagram (And How You Can Too)

What’s social media marketing without an Instagram presence? Not much really, according to the experts. In fact, Instagram (in case you didn’t know) is the second largest social media platform, with an outstanding 84% engagement rate.  With its ease of use, visually pleasing experience, and sheer number of users, it’s a no-brainer as to why […]

Holding Space For Death & Funerals: A Guide

Maybe you’ve heard the term “Holding Space” before.  Or, maybe that is a completely new term to add to your vocabulary.  In case you need a brush up, to hold space, according to Psychology Today: Holding space means to be with someone without judgment. To donate your ears and heart without wanting anything back. To […]

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 […]