Have you ever had to use the emergency spare tire on your automobile? It’s smaller than your regular tires. As a result, you have to change your driving habits when you rely on this emergency… Read More→
As The Doyenne of Death®, I get a lot of phone calls asking about body disposition, funeral questions and cemetery issues. Just don’t call me for body pickup. Here’s a handy list of contacts for body donation services.
When a funeral director picks up a deceased’s body at home, a nursing home, or sometimes even a hospital, some make a thoughtful gesture of leaving a flower on the person’s recently-vacated bed or pillow…. Read More→
We live in an era when sadness is avoided at great cost to our emotional psyches. Funerals are now celebrations of life. Even though death and loss breaks hearts, many people strive to stay positive… Read More→
Despite great advances in medical care, humans still have a 100% mortality rate. Yet fewer than 30% of adults do any end-of-life planning: wills or trusts, advance medical directives and pre-need funeral planning. That leaves… Read More→
Killing and grief are all over the news and social media this summer. From the shootings in Orlando to Dallas police officers gunned down while protecting protesters, and all the other killings we’ve seen, our… Read More→
Cremated remains have a lot of emotional baggage that goes with them. You may hold onto cremated remains and feel comforted, or you may feel haunted. Because each person reacts differently to keeping cremated remains… Read More→