I’ve studied leadership principles in my formal schooling and private reading, and I’ve striven to exercise what I’ve learned about leadership in the various professional positions I’ve held. I’m convinced that the best leaders, the best humans really, are those in whom the first characteristic you see and sense is humility.
Question: Recently, a longtime travel friend died. She had traveled with us several times on African safaris and was in love with Africa, the animals and the safari experience. One of her wishes was that we take her ashes on our next trip to South Africa and sprinkle them on a game-filled savanna in her memory. Are there any rules that would pertain or restrict taking someone’s ashes in a carry-on or checked luggage?
“The History of Cremation,” a New Exhibit at the National Museum of Funeral History Opening Summer 2016
The Cremation Association of North America (CANA) and the National Museum of Funeral History are proud to announce a partnership in the creation of a special exhibit entitled “The History of Cremation,” which is set to open in the summer of 2016. Documenting the birth and growth of cremation in North America and promoting enduring themes of memorialization, this unique exhibit will feature artifacts donated by CANA members and items from the Museum’s collection.
Selected Independent Funeral Homes will host its 97th Annual Meeting at The Roosevelt New Orleans, Sept. 16-19, 2015. Featuring a diverse collection of speakers, impactful sessions, and fun networking and social activities, the meeting is open to all professionals within the funeral industry interested in pursuing continuing education credit and networking opportunities.
I’ve been working in the funeral profession for a while now. When I’m not writing for funeralOne’s blog, I also travel around the country speaking with funeral directors and professionals at local conferences, and spend most of my days learning and writing about the millions of passionate people that make up this profession. And let me tell you, the people who work in the funeral world are some of the most caring, passionate and honest people I’ve met… but for some reason, not everyone sees them that way.
1. The honest request. – “I extenuated a patient (took their breathing tube out). When I asked if there was anything else he needed, he responded with ‘a Vicodin and a butt plug.’ Yeah, I’ll get right on that.”
Death could take you at any time, so it is always a good idea to have some instructions in place for how you would like to be buried. But why settle for a boring underground burial when you could have your body stored for its eternal rest in all sorts of interesting places? In fact, all over the world, people have been burying the dead in unexpected locales.
71% of Americans are projected to choose cremation in the year 2030. The newest data from the 2015 NFDA Cremation and Burial Report: Research, Statistics, and Projections predicts that the cremation rate will surpass burial by the end of this year. If the projections bear out, we will see even higher numbers in 2020 and 2030.
Perfect Memorials, the premier retailer of high quality and unique memorial products has come up with yet another special outdoor memorial. The company has introduced a red paver custom engraved brick. The red street paver brick has a rich dark red hue and is perfectly suitable for using as a material in building projects or can be displayed by itself as a stand-alone memorial. The product is currently available at a special introductory price.
“The Book of Memories has always been an elegant permanent online memorial for families and friends that have lost someone they love. We are proud to introduce a product that takes the guestbook signing, shared memories, condolences, photos, and other online tributes to the next level by encapsulating them into a printed book as well,” says FrontRunner Founder and CEO, Kevin Montroy.