Investing In Your Funeral Home’s Future: Do’s And Don’ts With Doug Gober

We’ve all been there. Lost in a reactive mindset. Getting so caught up by the day to day that we forget to really strategize for the future. Nobody could blame you for only focusing on what’s right in front of you, especially in uncertain times.  But investing expert Doug Gober encourages you to set your […]

5 Ways Irish Wakes Inspire New Ideas About Death & Funerals

Growing up with a mostly Irish heritage, I remained quite distant from my family’s Irish ancestry. That was, until I experienced the death of a family member for the first time as an adult. I can still remember the day my Mother got the call that my Uncle had passed. She put down the phone, […]

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 Funeral Service Industry Trends To Shape The Way You Do Business In 2021

2021 is going to be a big year.  It pretty much already has been a big one, right?! As we gear up for this year of transformation in business, how can we prepare ourselves, as well as our employees, processes, structures and products? Trends give us insight into where the market is headed, and how […]

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 […]

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 […]

10 Reasons To Say Thank You To The Funeral Profession’s “Last Responders”

Dear Last Responders of the coronavirus pandemic, I know that you probably haven’t heard the words “thank you” enough. It’s likely that as a Last Responder, you’re often the last one that comes to mind when we think of the heroes of the pandemic. Afterall, you do your work behind-the-scenes, and you don’t make a […]

What Your Funeral Director Wishes They Could Tell You About COVID-19

Oh, to be a funeral director in the face of a pandemic! Although I’m not a funeral director myself, I read about, write about, and chat with funeral directors day in and day out. And if there is one thing I know to be true about funeral directors right now, it’s that they are overwhelmed […]

7 Ways Death Traditions Around The World Have Transformed Amidst A Pandemic

What happens when a death occurs during the largest pandemic the modern world has seen? Even though it feels as if most of our world is on hold, death does not stop for a virus. And neither does grief. So then, traditions must adapt. People must adapt. We must all adapt.  We’ve gathered some examples […]

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 […]