9 Ways Your Funeral Home Can Support Grieving Families During A Time of Isolation

Wow, what an interesting time it is to be grieving a loved one…Right!? No matter where you are in the world, or what you’re experiencing, you are affected by the Coronavirus. That is not a question. And with all of the usual grief support systems we have being blown into the disruptive winds of COVID-19, […]

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 […]

Grieving Hearts

9 Reminders For The Grieving Heart Just In Time For Valentine’s Day

Dear grieving heart, I know that loss is one of the most intense tribulations we are to experience during our precious and short time here. Knowing that everyone experiences loss to some degree many times during their lifetime, wouldn’t it be nice if there were more spaces for us to seek comfort, nurturance, support, and […]

10 Harsh Truths Needed For The Rebirth A Dying Funeral Industry

Whether you’ve already admitted it or not, the funeral industry is in need of a re-birth. It’s an inevitable and necessary step for us to remain relevant to client families. Actually, it’s a necessary step for funeral homes to remain in business altogether. So how do we spark  this rebirth? Well, the first step is […]

A Therapist’s Advice For Dealing With Conflict At Your Funeral Home

No one needs to tell you how people can be deeply affected by the death of a loved one. Some families find it harder to navigate the process of creating a ceremony that captures the essence of the deceased’s life than others. And sometimes raw emotions can become unmanageable. We sat down with Jason Troyer, […]

7 Videos on Loss & Grief That Every Funeral Professional Should Watch

Grief and loss are two of our greatest teachers in life. As a funeral professional, you likely already know that. But it’s very rare that we really take the time to share the lessons in a way that synthesizes the new way we are being asked to face loss & grief as death care workers. […]

6 Words Every Funeral Director Should Remove From Their Vocabulary Today

As a funeral professional, you spend most of your time speaking with people.  Families, florists, co-workers, nurses, banks… the list goes on. And believe it or not, the words you choose to say have immense power. One tiny word in a sentence can change the whole attitude around a situation. In this business, it’s all […]

A New Way to Communicate With Families Through Grief & Tragedy

Mindy Corporon’s life dramatically changed in 2014 when her father and son were murdered in a hate crime.  Mindy’s life has been marked by grief, trauma, and tragedy.  Rather than allowing her life experience to hinder her, Mindy has used her experience to become the founder of the Faith Always Wins Foundation. Mindy drew from […]

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 […]