Can Psychedelics Help Us Face Death More Easily?

Many of you may not know this, but along with my time writing here for the funeralOne blog, I have been going to school to become an Integrated Psychedelic Therapist.  You might be wondering what in the world that even means. So let me go ahead and tell you before you go and Google any […]

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, […]

8 Funeral Service Jargon Terms That Need To Die (Pun Intended)

Recently we polled our audience on Facebook about what their least favorite funeral service jargon terms were. This question was sparked as an attempt to bring language to the shifts occurring in this profession.  We saw a lot of the same answers, and it helped us to come to a conclusion… It seems as we […]

Why Intimacy With Death Is Necessary for a Healthy Life

Death.  The news we all fear to hear of one day. The final destination we certainly don’t wish for. Yet, death is the most inevitable part of life. We love how Dr. Richard Kalish describes the way our society currently views death: Death is blasphemous and pornographic. We react to it and its symbols in […]

4 Green Funeral Trends To Tap Into At Your Funeral Home

Green funerals.  A topic gaining HUGE momentum amongst client families.  It seems like everyone is talking about mushroom burial suits and turning themselves into a tree when they die, these days. As much as the buzz means some true and real change is needed in the funeral profession, there are also challenges to doing things […]

15 Facts About The Pet Loss Industry You Need To Know In 2022

Pet loss is an industry that deserves all deathcare workers’ attention. Why? You might ask. Not only is it an opportunity for creating another stream of revenue for your funeral business, but there’s more to the story. It seems that the opportunities to support families through the grieving of their pets is a largely untapped […]

6 Death & Funeral Industry Books To Sharpen Your Skill Set This Summer

So you want to up your game in your funeral business, but not sure how? We’ve got you covered.  We’ve collected some of our favorite books on communication, holding space, emotional intelligence, loss, grief and leadership (some of the most important habits of a successful funeral pro) to get the fire underneath you this summer! […]