The fourth episode of A Good Goodbye TV, now available on The Family Plot Channel on YouTube, focuses on the life cycle event formerly known as a funeral or memorial service, now known as celebrations of life or life celebrations.
The guests interviewed are Paul Layer with FRENCH Funerals & Cremations, and Samara Rivett, Certified Celebrant.
The discussion includes topics such as:
- The steps a family takes to say goodbye to a loved one
- How clergy and religion fit into funeral planning
- What options a “spiritual but not religious” family can consider
- The downside of not holding some sort of ritual to acknowledge a loss
- How the celebrant movement started in Australia
- How celebrant memorial services differ from traditional or religious funerals
- Resources to find celebrants and celebrant training in the U.S.
Both the Insight Institute and the Celebrant Foundation & Institute offer searchable databases to find funeral celebrants by state in the U.S. Gail Rubin, CT, the host of A Good Goodbye TV, is a Certified Funeral Celebrant in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
This interview is found on DVD 2, Trending Topics: Green Funerals, Life Celebrations and Pet Loss, on the four-DVD set of all the interviews in the series, A Good Goodbye TV.
A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die presents an educational and entertaining 12-episode series of 25-minute programs. This award-winning show features expert interviews on “everything you need to know before you go.”
Host Gail Rubin, CT, brings a light touch to a serious subject. Like her award-winning book of the same name, the TV interviews cover information most folks don’t know about until faced with a death in the family. By planning ahead and having a conversation families can reduce stress at a time of grief, minimize family conflict, save money, and create a meaningful, memorable good goodbye.
Each episode provides valuable insights into funeral planning issues. From pre-need planning to grief counseling, financial issues to the latest trends in death care, these interviews offer eye-opening insights into the party no one wants to plan.
The anchor sponsor for the series is the FRENCH Family of Companies. They include FRENCH Funerals & Cremations; FRENCH Advance Planning; Sunset Memorial Park; Best Friends Pet Services; Best Friends Forever Pet Cemetery and Cremation Society of New Mexico (CSNM). FRENCH is the recipient of the National Funeral Directors Association’s 2012 Pursuit of Excellence® Award and a member of Selected Independent Funeral Homes. Their website is www.FrenchFunerals.com.
Other sponsors include (in alphabetical order):
- Compassion and Choices (www.CompassionandChoices.org)
- Blue Eagle Metaphysical Emporium (www.BlueEagleMetaphysical.com)
- Funeralwise.com (www.Funeralwise.com)
- Katzman Monument Company (www.KatzmanMonument.com)
- Steven P. Margulin CPA CFP® (www.TrustSteven.com)
- MedCure whole body donation (www.MedCure.org)
- Morris, Hall & Kinghorn estate planning attorneys (www.MorrisTrust.com)
- The Old Pine Box (www.TheOldPineBox.com)
- Passages International (www.PassagesInternational.com)
- Dr. Diane Polasky, Center for Holistic Health (www.EnergyMedicineDoctor.com)
- Shine On Brightly artistic urns and jewelry (www.ShineOnBrightly.com)
The four-DVD set of 12 interviews, from pre-need planning to grief counseling, is $49.97 plus shipping. Place your order for A Good Goodbye TV on DVD today! CLICK HERE to order.