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, […]

9 Simple Mourning Rituals For The Modern Griever

We’ve all heard the term “morning ritual”, which is an important part of the day for many of us. But what about a “mourning ritual”? Dr Alan D Wolfelt describes a mourning  ritual as a “symbolic activity that helps us, together with our families and friends, express our deepest thoughts and feelings about life’s most […]

6 Life Lessons Learned From Writing In The Death Industry For 8 Years

8 years. Nearly 400 hundred blogs. 400,000 words.  This is my contribution to the funeral service profession since I started blogging for funeralOne back in 2012.  Who knew that after studying Journalism and Literature in college, that I would end up working for a b2b business in the death industry? Not me, that’s for sure.  […]

Some Of The Most Radical (And Exciting) Disposition Methods In 2020

Traditional burial, or cremation? In 2020, that is not the question. In the modern day realm of funerals, we think in the near future,  families will prefer neither.  There are growing concerns around the environmental impact of cremation, and countries around the world running out of land to bury their dead.  With that, many entrepreneurs […]