11 Aspects of Funeral Directing That Are Spookier Than Haunted Tales

Happy Halloween, funeral pro! This Halloween, we wanted to keep things light. Since, you know, the past 2 years have been probably the most intense of our lives. So, this Halloween, instead of telling spooky stories like we normally would, we want to speak to some of the less spooky, yet still incredibly relatable things […]

5 Tips for Keeping Up With The World Of Digital Death Care

Anyone who is alive in a body is likely aware that every conceivable industry has undergone a digital revolution in recent years.  Even the most old-fashioned businesses have websites and social media profiles (or at least they should!).   Where’s it all going? Is some of this just a fad, a place-holder until we return to […]

Drink Tea and Talk Death: How to Host a Death Café

Unless you’ve been hiding under a social media rock, you’ve probably heard about Death Cafés. A Death Café is an event where people hang out and talk about death and dying,  usually at a coffee shop, and usually over coffee and treats. According to the official Death Café website, the official definition is: A group […]

The 16 Kinds Of Funeral Directors (Which One Are You?)

Not all funeral directors are created equal. Some are traditional, some are blazing the trail, and others are downright gothic. And in case you have been lumped into one massive stereotype that most funeral professionals get lumped into (think 6 feet under), this one is for you. Which type of funeral director are you? Let’s […]

Re-imagining the Cemetery To Remain Relevant In A New Era

Gone are the days when the local cemetery was a mainstay in the community.  Times really have changed, and people today are far less likely to use a cemetery as their final resting place.  In fact, there’s a prevalent fear among funeral professionals that cemeteries will someday become… (don’t shoot the messenger here) Obsolete. But, […]

How The Death Industry Is Transforming Right Now

As we begin to dry off our wings from the storm that was COVID, the air of change breathes new life into an industry full of death. The changes may not have come easily, but they’re here. And, they’re not going anywhere. At least we hope not. Below, we’ll cover some of the major shifts […]

14 Facts About Funerals We Bet Your Families Still Don’t Know

Although we’ve been conducting funerals for all of human history, the truth behind our modern practices is very much hidden in plain sight. For that reason, there are many misconceptions surrounding the funeral profession. This has led to many controversies over the industry as a whole. In reality, funerals are actually a pretty simple process, […]

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 […]