BOOKS – Funeral planning resources by Gail Rubin, CT, and other authors.
A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die
KICKING THE BUCKET LIST: 100 Downsizing and Organizing Things to Do Before You Die
Written by Gail Rubin, CT, with a foreword by funeral director Amy Cunningham. This book is the ultimate guide for baby boomers looking to pare down posessions and plan ahead to be prepared for end-of-life issues $15.95 plus shipping. (more information)
Hail and Farewell: Cremation Ceremonies, Templates and Tips
Written by Gail Rubin and Susan Fraser, this book provides guidance for cremation families that need ideas for memorial services and disposition options. $10.00 plus shipping (more information) Add to Cart
The Newly-Dead Game® is a fun way for couples to start the conversation! It’s like the old TV program The Newlywed Game, but the questions focus on how well you know your partner’s last wishes. Available as an electronic download for $24.97.
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If you love T-shirts with snappy sayings, snap up this T-shirt from A Good Goodbye. Declare the obvious with this existential statement: “The One Who Dies With The Most Toys… Still Dies.”
Available in Medium, Large, Extra-Large and XXL in always-in-fashion black with white text, these T-shirts come in comfy, long-wearing 50/50 cotton/polyester. Each is $20.00 plus shipping and state tax as applicable. Add to Cart
A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die TV Series: A 12-episode set of 25-minute interviews that cover everything you need to know before you go! The 4-DVD set contains three programs per disc. MORE INFORMATION $24.99 plus shipping. CLICK HERE to order.
Jewish Funeral Traditions and Superstitions is a one-hour talk by Gail Rubin that provides behind-the-scenes insights. Did you know Jewish burial is the closest you can get to green burial in a conventional cemetery? MORE INFORMATION $24.99 plus shipping. CLICK HERE to order.
Comedies and dramas can help get the funeral planning conversation going. Visit the Funeral Films page for a huge list of movies you’ve probably never heard of!
The Five Wishes Form
Five Wishes is an easy-to-use legal document written in everyday language that lets adults of all ages plan how they want to be cared for in case they become seriously ill. Add to Cart
Five Wishes helps you express how you want to be treated if you are seriously ill and unable to speak for yourself. It is unique among all other living will and health agent forms because it speaks to all a person’s needs: medical, personal, emotional and spiritual. Five Wishes also helps structure discussions with your family and physician.
All Five Wishes documents are legally valid in most states. Some states either require a specific state form or that the person completing an advance directive be given a mandatory notice. Residents of these states can still use Five Wishes to put their wishes in writing and communicate their wishes with their family and physician. Most health care professionals understand they have a duty to listen to the wishes of their patients no matter how they are expressed. $3.00 plus $1.50 per form for First Class mailing. Add to Cart
“Time Flies” note cards are perfect for saying “Thank you,” “My condolences,” and “Thought you might find this of interest.” Only $15 plus shipping for a set of 12 elegant, substantial cards with envelopes. MORE INFORMATION Add your own pen and postage stamps to make your mark with these classy cards. CLICK HERE to order.
PLANNERS – The Family Plot File ($29.97) helps you organize your contacts for phone lists, mailing lists, emails and more. You can also download the free planning form through the opt-in box on the right side of the web site to organize all your important information. CLICK HERE to learn more and order.
Digital e-Books . . .
HELPFUL E-BOOKS – Instant downloads on memorial service planning, eulogies, poetry and readings for funerals, and help for pet loss grief.
Speaking & Consulting . . .
If you consider yourself “spiritual but not religious,” click here to find out how Certified Celebrants can help create a “good goodbye.”
SPEAKING AND CONSULTING – Gail is available to come talk to your people!