There’s a number of different grief models that have been proposed by various psychologists. Some are good, some … not so much. I’ve always advised that it’s dangerous to see grief work as linear. Grief rarely works in a stage-by-stage process. Rather, it’s usually cyclical. We feel and think (x) for one week; the next week we
A reader writes: My mother died recently, and although she was older and it happened rather quickly, still it was the saddest thing I’ve ever experienced. Now, three months later, I’m finding it very difficult to become intimate again with my husband. Even being in close proximity to him is difficult for me.
This thing is in the design phase by Lequios Hearses of Japan. And I’m gonna be Debbie Downer here. I don’t think it’d work … at least in America. Americans like to go out in style in a Caddy or a Lincoln. They like their cars big and showy in life and death.
It’s official, the ConnectingDirectors.com t-shirt crowdfunding project surpassed it’s fundraising goal of $1,000 on SoFund.Us Tuesday afternoon.
When we work in a small niche profession like funeral service it is common to develop strong friendships and business relationships. What isn’t as common is when those relationships go beyond the call of duty and reach a helping hand for no other reason then to just help a friend in need.
Sex can sell anything – even coffins. But what some find drop dead gorgeous is morbidly offensive to others. Polish casket manufacturer Linder published a sexy calendar of beautiful models posing seductively beside their products.
He doesn’t believe in suits, loves social media and technology, and he’s (well) on his way to changing the very face of this profession. In fact, he rounded up a group of like-minded people to help him… and turned it into the largest online community in the funeral profession today.
Those of us in the funeral profession know women funeral directors play the same role in the funeral process as their male counterparts, but many others in our society see their role differently.
The Kentucky Tennessee Monument Builders Association (KTMBA) recently held its annual conference in Louisville, Kentucky. As part of the conference, more than 75 individuals, predominately monument dealers and their spouses, traveled to Scottsburg, Indiana, on October 27 to tour the Fewell Monuments plant as well as see the Scottsburg Veterans Memorial produced by Fewell.
We wish this were a scene created just for Halloween, but sadly, it’s real. Megastorm Sandy even disturbed those trying to rest in peace, unleashing such a torrent of water that coffins in a Maryland cemetery were spotted rising from the earth.