Death During a Pandemic: Creating Meaningful Moments for Families In Any Circumstance

Even in the best of times, it can be challenging to ensure every single family you serve feels as if they were able to fully honor their loved one at the end of life. During a pandemic, that flipped death care norms upside down. Circa 2020 and beyond, offering this opportunity was nearly impossible for […]

7 Resources You’ll Need For Planning An Epic Celebration Of Life

Everyone dies. That’s the only truth we know in this world. But, how can we celebrate a life that has touched communities, networks, friends and family in a way that’s worthy of this one special person? Well, we’ve been writing about this topic for years. But just writing about it doesn’t do it justice. Whether […]

9 Facts About Grief We Bet You Didn’t Know

Grief is one of the most prevalent emotions in the human experience. Yet, we know so little about it still. Biologically, there is still so much research and exploration to do to understand how we can support those who are grieving. Most of the findings on grief out there are stage-based models that are flat […]

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 […]

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 […]

It Takes a Village: How You Can Truly Support Families After Child Loss

As a funeral professional, you’re no stranger to guiding families through their toughest times.  But even the most seasoned professional can waiver when tasked with the unimaginable… helping a family cope with a child’s death.  The loss of a child is immeasurable in magnitude. It’s every parent’s worst fear, and a subject nobody really wants […]

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 […]