3 Unexpected Opportunities For Creating Personalization In Funeral Service

When it comes to personalizing funerals, images, tribute videos, bookmarks, or maybe a balloon release might come to mind. However, the truth is that there are many ways to personalize a funeral that go beyond services or outward appearances. For me, a personalized funeral doesn’t look any certain kind of way.  A personalized funeral is […]

7 Unique Sympathy Gift Ideas For The Modern Griever (That Aren’t Flowers)

Gone are the days of impersonalized sympathy gifts that have zero meaning for the person or family who’s grieving. In the past, we could just send a card to someone and call it good.  Now, grief is more complex.  People are less supported and more isolated.  And in that, we’re learning that a sympathy gift […]

6 Ways To Celebrate The Mothers In Our Lives This Mother’s Day

“Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.”  —William Makepeace Thackeray   Today is a day that we take in North America to celebrate our mothers. And as we reflect on our own relationship with our mothers today, I invite you to scroll down and find a video that […]

7 Mindfulness Practices For Your Funeral Business

Mindfulness is a hot topic just about everywhere you look these days. And if you’re anything like me, who can usually let stress take over my days at times, mindfulness is a great tool to incorporate into your workplace, your funeral business and even your services, arrangement process and communication with your families. Before we […]

5 Important Questions To Ask Before Making Any Major Business Decision At Your Funeral Home

Making decisions isn’t always easy, especially when it comes to major business decisions for your funeral home. I look around and see many businesses that are leading the way making decisions based on all the wrong reasons such short term profit, stakeholder’s desires and simple greed. Since many of the big businesses out there aren’t […]

A Peek Inside The Heart of A Hard Working Funeral Director

So, you think you know what funeral directors are about? Maybe you think you know that… They wear black everyday. They deal with crying families everyday. They try to sell you coffins and urns that are way out of your price range. But, that is not the whole story. In fact, that’s not even the […]

13 (More) Memorable Last Words Of All Time

The last moments of someone’s life are some of the most sacred, memorable, sometimes terrifying and also sometimes exquisite moments. We have heard tales of all kinds: people seeing spiritual and religious apparitions, meeting ancestors who have passed, telling hilarious jokes as they approach the grim reaper, and everything in between. These kinds of experiences […]

Let’s Talk About These 14 Fears Around Death

Let’s just all say it together and get it out of the way… The idea of death is scary for most, if not all of us. It’s the greatest mystery of all in this life. Which is why we’re scared of it. But the great thing is that we can start to ease our fears […]

Lessons on Death, Life & Everything Between with Thich That Hanh

If you find yourself here, you’re likely someone who has spent a great deal of time contemplating your own mortality.  Or, perhaps you came here because you’d like to get more intimate with your mortality. Either way, we’re glad you’re here. Because we have the honor and privilege to sit with and contemplate on one […]

6 Tragic Love Stories For The Hopeless Romantic This Valentine’s Day

Where there is love, there is often loss. And if there is anything funeral professionals know like the back of their hand, its loss. Particularly tragedy. Since everyone else is talking about love this Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d add a funeral profession twist to it… tragic love. Tragic love is one of the most […]