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! […]

A Peek Inside The Heart of A Hard Working Funeral Director

So, you think you know what funeral directors are about? Maybe you think you know that… They wear black everyday. They deal with crying families everyday. They try to sell you coffins and urns that are way out of your price range. But, that is not the whole story. In fact, that’s not even the […]

Having the conversation with loved ones

Tips for Having The Talk (About Final Wishes) With Your Loved Ones

It’s one of the most uncomfortable conversations to have with a loved one. The talk. No, not that talk. We mean talking about discussing end of life wishes. There’s never a truly awesome time to bring this kind of thing up… “Hey dad, at what point would you not want to be resuscitated? Now, let’s […]

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 […]