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 […]

7 Uplifting Videos To Find Inspiration Through Pain, Grief & Loss

Let’s face it, this has been a tough year.  Do I even need to remind you? One thing we could all use right now, especially if we’re experiencing some level of loss, fear, pain or grief, is some sense of inspiration. So whether you’re supporting people through grief and loss or experiencing it yourself, we […]

After a Year Of Loss, Here’s Why We’re Grateful For The Lessons This Thanksgiving

If I could sum up 2020 in one word, it would be: loss. Whether it was a family member, a job, house, or just our “old lives”, loss has touched the heart of every person living through these times. And with Thanksgiving just around the corner… as curfews and lockdowns are reinstated nationwide, that lesson […]

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 […]