I have a passion for funeral directors and funeral service – even though I am not a funeral director, I have the utmost respect for you. I have dedicated the last 9 years of my life building a platform and business around helping funeral professionals embrace change and I become very sensitive and overly passionate when I see other companies profiting off funeral directors who don’t know any better – your lack of knowledge becomes your biggest enemy.
In this talk, Caleb explores options that help us pursue death acceptance by taking back death care responsibilities.
From my personal experience, I think it’s safe to say that the funeral profession is one of the most misunderstood businesses out there.
It could be because of our country’s negative feelings towards death. Or, it could be because of all the horror stories we read about on the Internet of funeral homes misplacing bodies, scamming innocent families and who knows what else.
The early crematories in the country generally had a catafalque or bier upon which the casket was placed when it arrived at the crematory. Because committal services usually were held in the chapel, there was some sort of closure that was necessary – such as the lowering of the casket in the grave in a casket burial.
It’s September; kids are back to school, college football is here, we pack away our white shoes, and some casket companies are playing “let’s make a deal.” Obviously it’s been a tough year for casket sales and once again they are making last minute efforts to “make the year” for their investors (but more important for company bonuses).
Throwback Thursday: The Oldest Operating Crematories in the US – Read below to see the 3 oldest operating crematories in the US.
10. A funeral director knows how to stretch a dollar so far beyond capacity that extreme couponers would be seething with envy.
Funeral directors are prone to burnout. That’s what I learned in my college health class as I sat there studying ways to protect my own mental and physical health as I began my journey as a funeral professional.
We don’t know about you, but a good obituary can truly leave an impression on us. And that’s why we’ve come up with our nine favorite obituaries ever written. But beware: laughter, tears, and inspiration are ahead.
Cultures around the world have been practicing all types of crazy funeral rituals to memorialize their loved ones. Some traditions are ancient and have been practiced for centuries, while some are brand new developments thanks to scientific advancements.