How To Support a Grieving Friend In A Time of Social Isolation

Do you feel it? Loss is in the air. Grief is prevalent.  With more than 150,000 COVID-19 deaths being reported in the U.S. alone, chances are you’re either dealing directly with loss, or seeing it all around you. And without touch (perhaps the most important needs of humans), it’s hard to try and attempt to […]

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 […]

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 […]