Question: Is Alkaline Hydrolysis really a “Greener” Option?
Alkaline hydrolysis refers to a process by which human remains are broken down, or “dissolved,” using a combination of water and an alkali solution.
There’s this misconception among a lot of funeral directors that families will think it’s ridiculous if we do something a little “odd” for their funeral. Yes, there were snarky remarks and jaws dropping during “Best Funeral Ever”, but did you pay attention to the funeral guests’ reaction during the service? People were laughing, celebrating and smiling… NOT crying or sulking in a corner over the death.
“ASD’s Virtual Tour is a true representation of our business. Funeral Directors want to know where their calls are being answered and want to feel confident that their answering service will protect their calls 24/7,” said ASD Vice President and Family-Member Owner Kevin Czachor. “Our Virtual Tour is another example of how ASD has redefined the role of an answering service for funeral homes by offering unmatched transparency. Directors have added peace of mind because they can see that the redundancies we have in place here are second to none.”
Zach Sobiech, of Lakeland, Minnesota, doesn’t go far without his guitar in tow. Facing months to live, 17-year-old Zach is turning to music – writing and performing songs as a way to say goodbye to his friends and family.
I have written, spoken, lectured and taught about death and dying for over 40 years now, and while I never ever really thought (I know my limitations) that I had the absolute correct insight concerning these subjects when I learned about Sandy Hook I was brutally reminded once again of two things; first, we probably are not as far ahead of barbarism as we delude ourselves in thinking, and two, the Grim Reaper still possesses the power to bring even the most sophisticated and intelligent of our species to their knees.
ConnectingDirectors.com held a Live Chat during the show (view an archive log of the chat here: http://connectingdirectors.com/live) . The conversation between the funeral professionals on the chat was 95% positive but the conversation by funeral professionals on other social media channels was not.
#bestfuneralever was a trending topic on Twitter last night, meaning millions were sending tweets that included the hashtag #bestfuneralever. That means millions were having conversations about funeral service. You would think that would be a positive thing for funeral professionals but many funeral professionals were offended and even called the show; tasteless, undignified, over the top and unprofessional.
It’s the beginning of the new year, and what better way to start it off than with 12 awesomely inspiring quotes that will motivate you for what’s to come?!
Read them, share them, post them on your wall… but most of all, think about how these quotes can propel you into action!
Join ConnectingDirectors.com for a live chat Sunday January 6th, 2013 as we discuss the TLC reality show ‘Best Funeral Ever‘ live during the show! To join in the live chat visit: http://connectingdirectors.com/live. To join the chat you will be able to login with your Facebook or Twitter account.
“What we want to do is allow families an opportunity to say goodbye to their loved ones in a different way,” Beckwith said. “We don’t want them to come in and just mourn that their loved one has just passed away, we want to celebrate the idea that their loved one had lived.”
This is where Golden Gate Funeral Home’s home-going ceremonies play a significant role.
We have heard some of the negative comments being made about the upcoming ‘Best Funeral Ever’ TLC reality show featuring Golden Gate Funeral and really it’s shocking. Finally a reality show about the funeral profession that is POSITIVE and displays the impossible is POSSIBLE when it comes to funeral celebrations and now funeral professionals are throwing the negative comments.
While most people think of funerals as a time to mourn the loss of a loved one quietly in black attire, folks at Golden Gate Funeral Home based in Dallas, Texas have an entirely different attitude.