How to Host Non-Creepy, Effective In-Person Gatherings At Your Funeral Home

Hosting events at your funeral home is a great way to build community and create a welcoming environment at your business. Yet, unfortunately, thanks to the nature of the business, people tend to feel creeped out by a funeral home event… Unless it’s done right. When done right, in person events can serve as a […]

How To Get Your Funeral Home On Instagram: A Step-By-Step Guide

It seems like there’s always a new social media platform to keep up with these days, and that can be overwhelming for the ever busy funeral director.  You may ask yourself, is Instagram really worth my precious time?  Considering that there are over 1 billion monthly active users, and more than 500 million of them […]

8 Lessons From Brene Brown On Healing Through Grief

Brene Brown is certainly having a moment!  And it’s no surprise why. Her research taps right into what we need most right now in the world… especially around grief and healing: more vulnerability and less shame.  Thanks to her Netflix special, books, and her popular TedTalks people feel empowered to be more courageous and authentic […]

15 HIlarious & True Reasons Why Every Funeral Director Deserves To Relax This Labor Day Weekend

  No laboring on Labor Day weekend – it’s a rule!  We know that rule can be one that’s hard to follow in the busy life of a funeral director, so we came up with 15 very convincing reasons why you absolutely deserve to take a break and soak up the last days of summer: […]

6 Lessons Learned From The Growing Pains Of a Successful Funeral Biz

  Growth is good, right? Of course!  But, it is only good if that growth is managed… and your staff is ready.  You need to actively recruit, train and pay attention to the operations that will support your growth. Otherwise, your growth may end up being a disaster rather than a dream.  Mr. Gino Merendino […]

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. […]

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 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 […]

7 Hilarious Ways to Celebrate the 4th of July As A Funeral Professional

Hey now, it’s time for barbecues, fireworks and all things 4th of July!  Except… we know for most funeral directors, holidays just mean another day on the job 😛 To celebrate the 4th of July, “funeral director” style, we  thought up some silly ways to bring the celebration to work (and hopefully also a smile […]