11 Tweets About Traditional Funerals That Show Things Are Definitely Changing…

When surfing the waves of Twitter recently, we came across an interesting thread of sparked by BBC on human composting. The thread was essentially a group of young people rooting for a more green approach to funerals. They spoke to the downsides of traditional funerals, and why they’re seemingly more irrelevant to the younger generation. […]

We Interviewed a Soul Midwife to Discuss the Mind, Body & Soul Journey of Death

Chances are that if you’re involved in the funeral profession, you’ll have come across Soul Midwives by now. Also known as End-Of-Life Doulas, this movement is becoming a momentous force in the funeral service industry. As we feel the force increasing, we’re curious about what Soul Midwives and Death Doulas can offer the funeral profession […]

Use Your Voice! The Best Ways to Stand Up for Yourself and The Funeral Profession

As a funeral professional, chances are you face plenty of misconceptions about who you are and what you do, everyday. You may even feel that you have to defend yourself from time to time. After all, there are the unfortunate few we see in the news that don’t have families’ best interest in mind, and […]

People Buy from People: Why Your Pre-Need Strategy isn’t Working (And How To Fix It)

In the funeral profession, it’s easy for us to understand the importance of pre-planning and making your last wishes known… before it’s too late. But most people outside of this “world” of ours have no clue about the importance of pre-planning. The interesting part is, it’s not even that families today don’t want to make […]

How One Fed Up Funeral Director Created a Thriving & Modern Funeral Business

  As 2019 fast approaches, so too does the new paradigm of funeral service. We had the chance to sit down with Louise Winter, the owner of Poetic Endings, recently to find out where she thought the funeral profession was headed… and what’s wrong with the current state of affairs. Louise shared her open and […]

How End-Of-Life Doulas Can Teach Us A New Way of Dying… And Grieving

There are many similarities between birth and death. Just like birth… death is a deeply personal, emotionally and physically intense journey for the loved one and the family and friends involved. Henry Fersko-Weiss got to thinking about these similarities, and wondered. What if we supported the dying and their families, the same way we support […]

The Challenges and Triumphs of Being a Funeral Professional During the Holiday Season

The holidays are an interesting time for funeral professionals. While everyone else taking time off of work and getting into the jolly cheer, you’re being asked to turn the volume of your willpower, focus and space holding abilities all the way up. Yep, the holidays are when you, my dear funeral professional, are being asked […]

A Return Home: How Funeral Homes Can Support Home Funerals

As a funeral director, your business has likely been set up around the concept of a traditional funeral. But did you know that fewer than ⅓ of Americans are interested in a traditional full-service funeral with embalming and burial? That means for every 3 people who walk in your funeral home, only ONE of them […]

31 Weird and Wonderful Facts On Death, Grieving and Funerals Every Funeral Professional Should Know

Death is by far life’s greatest mystery. It invokes in us a curiosity that is unmatched. That’s why some of the greatest writers, poets, scientists and philosophers of the world spend their life studying the topic of death. We have an equally big passion for learning about death and all the topics surrounding it, such […]

How Having “The Talk of a Lifetime” is Taking Funeral Planning to the Next Level

For the founders of The Talk of a Lifetime (TTL), it was becoming more and more evident that people were just not that into funerals anymore. The TTL council wanted to tap into this growing demographic  – the “I don’t want anyone to make a fuss when I die” group of people, who obviously could […]