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 […]

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 […]

5 Ways To Show Up For Your Families During Times of Disruption

“We could have never seen this coming” said everyone in 2020. “Disruption” is an understatement when it comes to describing 2020 so far. Thankfully, the funeral profession is pretty used to rolling with the punches, but how does that translate into you showing up for your customers during these times when fear and anxiety are […]

7 Ways To Manage Your Uncertainty Fears Right Now

First a global pandemic hit. Then, came the protests. And let’s not even get into the economic turmoil at play. One thing is for certain in all of this, and that is: NOTHING is certain. So what gives? How do we, as individuals, as professionals and as a collective, face uncertainty and stay sane, healthy […]

7 Leadership Modes to Embrace During the COVID-19 Recovery

This is a time of the greatest change our society has seen in a long time. And you’re a part of it… As a matter of fact, you’re SHAPING it, funeral professional. How are you planning on showing up in the wake of a new normal, a new way? Here are 7 traits to adopt […]