13 (More) Memorable Last Words Of All Time

The last moments of someone’s life are some of the most sacred, memorable, sometimes terrifying and also sometimes exquisite moments. We have heard tales of all kinds: people seeing spiritual and religious apparitions, meeting ancestors who have passed, telling hilarious jokes as they approach the grim reaper, and everything in between. These kinds of experiences […]

Let’s Talk About These 14 Fears Around Death

Let’s just all say it together and get it out of the way… The idea of death is scary for most, if not all of us. It’s the greatest mystery of all in this life. Which is why we’re scared of it. But the great thing is that we can start to ease our fears […]

The Ultimate Guide to Funeral Marketing (50 Ideas To Try Today)

Marketing + funerals. Until very recently, it has been a kind of an awkward combination. Like peanut butter & olive tapenade sandwiches. Just doesn’t quite work. However, we believe marketing isn’t actually about selling, which has made it all the more easier to market to families. In the olden days, funeral marketing was about advertisements […]

Lessons on Death, Life & Everything Between with Thich That Hanh

If you find yourself here, you’re likely someone who has spent a great deal of time contemplating your own mortality.  Or, perhaps you came here because you’d like to get more intimate with your mortality. Either way, we’re glad you’re here. Because we have the honor and privilege to sit with and contemplate on one […]

6 Tragic Love Stories For The Hopeless Romantic This Valentine’s Day

Where there is love, there is often loss. And if there is anything funeral professionals know like the back of their hand, its loss. Particularly tragedy. Since everyone else is talking about love this Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d add a funeral profession twist to it… tragic love. Tragic love is one of the most […]

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 […]

6 Easy Practices To Be With And Heal Your Grief

Grief is a non-negotiable part of life. What you love, you will lose It is a reality that we must grapple with.  Yet, as you may have noticed by the way you may have felt reading these first couple lines, this truth is not an easy one to accept. So what can we do? What […]

A Guide On User Experience, The Most Important Aspect of Your Funeral Biz

There is a lot of jargon in the tech industry that can confuse and muddle your understanding of important technology in your own funeral business. But trust us when we say, the term “User Experience” is not one of those terms.  Below, we’ll explain user experience in the best way we can, from a to […]

Why Disruption Is Actually Your Funeral Biz’s Secret Ingredient for Success

When the going gets tough, the tough embrace the chaos.  Because the chaos is actually the good stuff. At this year’s ICCFA conference, Chris Keller of Sunset Memorial Park says that disruption is often the thing that spur us to move forward.  Kind of like a not-so-gentle kick in the behind to get us moving […]

5 Harsh Truths Every Funeral Pro Must Face To Avoid Burnout

What’s the number one killer of productivity and consistency at your funeral home? Hint: It’s not Facebook.  According to Bruce Tulgan from Rainmaker Thinking, the problem is that most of us are suffering from what he calls “Overcommitment Syndrome”.  Never heard of that?  We hadn’t either.  But it’s a totally real thing with totally real […]