National Hospice Month

Hospice word cloud concept on grey backgroundJoin us in recognizing National Hospice Month, which is November. This special month honors the invaluable services provided by hospice care providers. What’s more, it celebrates the lives of those who have received compassionate end-of-life care. In this blog post, we would like to share our thoughts and sentiments as we commemorate National Hospice Month. Continue reading National Hospice Month

Zombie Apocalypse

Zombie Apocalypse Funeral HomeLong before The Walking Dead premiered in 2010, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)posted blogs about how to prepare for a zombie apocalypse. Appearing every October, in celebration of Halloween, these posts were light-hearted attempts to encourage people to pay attention to an otherwise dull but important topic – disaster preparation. The idea caught on. Those blogs generated more internet traffic than any other CDC topic. But what exactly is a zombie? And what do they have to do with funeral homes? Read on. Continue reading Zombie Apocalypse

Fear of Death

Fear of Death PhobiaA new Amy Adams movie centers around the common yet somewhat irrational fear of entering open or crowded spaces or even simply leaving the house, agoraphobia. But thousands of people suffer from a lesser known but equally alarming phobia, the fear of death, AKA Thanatophobia. While many, if not most, people are afraid to die, people who suffer from Thanatophobia take that fear to an entirely different level, fearing death or the actual process of dying to the point of the phobia negatively impacting their daily lives. Continue reading Fear of Death

Afterlife: What Happens When You Die

Body floating into heavenExistential questions have plagued mankind since the days of Adam and Eve. Working in the funeral industry, we often encounter people who wonder what happens after death. Of course, answers to the question are often tied to religious and philosophical beliefs. While we can unequivocally explain what happens to your body scientifically and practically when it expires, we do not portend to know the answers to the deeper, theological question. But, just for kicks and giggles, here are a few of the most popular opinions about the afterlife: Continue reading Afterlife: What Happens When You Die