If there are two things you can never get enough of while working at a funeral home, they are a sense of humor and recognition. When you have a career which requires you to comfort those suffering from loss, most times without even a thank you, sometimes things can get heavy.
Many women in their prime decide they’re ready for a career change, but most aren’t thinking, “Mortuary school!” Meet some who’ve chosen to stare death in the face in return for a paycheck—and a deeply satisfying new sense of purpose.
The social events, which were specially planned for NFDA Convention attendees, show why Philly was named the number one most exciting place to see in the U.S. in 2016 by the travel experts at Lonely Planet.
A Texas funeral director posted a heart-wrenching open letter on Facebook to the person who fatally injured a three-year-old boy in a hit-and-run accident in Austin on Sunday afternoon.
On this episode I talk about the value of Facebook and why a presence there is more than just good will – you should really be driving results – if not, you’re doing it wrong. I also discuss why the market (the consumer) doesn’t give two craps about you.
The International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association has announced the new location for the 2017 Annual Convention & Expo. The Convention is being relocated to Nashville, Tennessee, one of the top convention destinations in the nation and will be held at the Music City Center.
The practice is called cryonics, and researchers have been using the technique since the first patient was preserved in 1967. Since then, over a hundred patients have been frozen across the country, coldly awaiting a future where they can be reanimated.
The purpose of each gathering is to get people thinking ahead — about topics like what they want to accomplish in their remaining days, end-of-life care, funeral arrangements, wills, organ donation, good deaths and bad — and to spark conversations.
Ninety percent of Americans believe it’s important to talk about the end of life with loved ones. Just 30 percent have done it.
It was early morning as I had yet to adjust to the Mountain Time zone. The coffee shop was empty of patrons and I was greeted by a young, smiling gal asking what she may provide for me. As I gave her my order, I noticed on her right forearm was an unusual tattoo – a banner with Semper Fi atop a flower.