Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Practicing Self-Care Could Save Your Career in Deathcare

As deathcare professionals, our job is to help people experiencing personal loss understand what is happening and move through grief with intention and support. Our jobs are meaningful and important, but they can also come with large amounts of heaviness.

Funeral Service Foundation Welcomes New Trustees and Elects Its 2021-22 Executive Committee

The Funeral Service Foundation’s Board of Trustees welcomed three new trustees and elected its 2021-22 executive committee at its meeting held during last month’s NFDA International Convention & Expo in Nashville, Tennessee.

CANA Offers Virtual Connection with Colleagues and Glenda Stansbury

Funeral Professionals Peer Support (FPPS) and the Cremation Association of North America (CANA) welcomes Glenda Stansbury as facilitator of the October peer support meeting.

How A TikTok Account About Cleaning Graves Generated Over 1.7 Million Followers

When Caitlin Abrams cleaned a headstone for the first time, she had no idea that her passion project would eventually result in a TikTok account with over 1.7 million followers.

Leader Links: How Our Profession is Pivoting During Another Rise in COVID-19 Cases

COVID-19 has hit the funeral profession hard, and the hits keep on coming.

Solving One Company’s Black Box Problem with Hydroponic Gardening

Parting Stone has been left with over 1,500 temporary cremation containers no longer needed by families. Enter a surprising solution to the company’s black box problem: hydroponic gardening.

No, A Funeral Home Did Not Advise Against Vaccinations

Photos of what appears to be a funeral home truck encouraging people not to get vaccinated have taken the internet and social media by storm.

Reflections of a 9/11 Widow: I Feel a Peacefulness Now

We’re still healing. Central to our healing from traumatic events is continuing to talk about them openly and support one another.

Funeral Service Foundation Opens Applications for Academic, Professional Women’s Conference and Career Development Scholarships

The Funeral Service Foundation is now accepting online applications for academic scholarships, Professional Women’s Conference scholarships, and Career Development scholarships.

Bracing for the End: How Death Doulas Make All the Difference

A relatively new option for the dying and their family members, death doulas provide non-medical emotional support and assist in navigating the end-of-life process. They advocate for the wishes and final preferences of a dying person while serving as a calming presence for loved ones.