How to Stay Relevant In The Funeral Business In 2023

2023 is officially here. And with it, are lots of changes and transitions. Many of us have noticed HUGE shifts in the funeral profession over the last few years, especially since the pandemic. And this year will be no exception.  There are a few big trends emerging in 2023 that are hard to ignore, so […]

6 Practices & Prompts To Help You Have A “Good Death”

Is it truly possible to have a good death? If you’re reading this, there is a chance you might be triggered or offended by this idea. In fact, we’ve had folks get offended by us referring to anything around death as “beautiful”. And if you’re in the midst of a grief storm, I can totally […]

We Interviewed The CEO Who’s Making It Possible To Become Trees When We Die

“The one who plants trees,knowing that she will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life.”   A few weeks ago, I had the honor and privilege to interview Matthew Kochmann, the Founder and CEO of Transcend, a Death Start-Up on a mission to make becoming a tree […]

The REAL Value of Funerals (That Are Scientifically Proven)

Ever been called irrelevant before, funeral pro? It seems that as cremation rates rise, so too, does this story line. Many families are beginning to think funerals are unnecessary. One reason is because families simply don’t have the education on why they’re important. Another reason is that a lot of traditions that were previously relevant, […]

5 Free (Or Affordable) End-of-Life Planning Resources

Let’s face it: death is unavoidable. So why keep it in the back of your mind as a “I’ll figure that out later” when you could feel ready and prepared for it (and help your family feel prepared, too)? Well, for starters, many of us are terrified of death because it’s been categorized as a […]

5 Events Not To Miss at NFDA In Baltimore, Maryland!

The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) Convention is coming up in just a few short days. And we, for one, are absolutely stoked to get to Baltimore, Maryland for all the goodness that is to come. After a wild ride of a year in the funeral profession, there is much to learn and grow from. […]

5 Death Influencers (Of All Ages) You Should Know About

I love Death Influencers because they’re changing the game for the funeral profession in a big way. If you’re reading this and thinking to yourself: “What the heck is a ‘death influencer?’” then let me explain. A Death Influencer is someone who has a large online following on one or more social media platforms, who […]

What Will It Take To Create The Funeral Home Of The Future?

We all know what your typical idea of a funeral home conjures up in your mind.  Caskets, chapel seating, the smell of funeral flowers, maybe a faint smell of coffee, warm lighting… And this version of a funeral home has worked for some time now.  Now, as we explore the idea of what a funeral […]

6 Event Ideas To Better Engage Your Funeral Home’s Community

When it comes to hosting events at your funeral home, it’s important not to fall into the trap of what has “always been done before”. Sure, a food drive or Christmas ornament event is beautiful and for some funeral homes, these are staple events in the community.  But for many funeral homes, we are in […]

10 “Conscious Dying” Affirmations For The Ages

To die a conscious death is something we have an opportunity to do now in this modern world. We can plan for it, prepare for it, and talk about it to relieve our fears and worries. And thankfully there’s countless tools and resources available to us for this. Instead of talking about those resources today, […]