You Don’t Have To Be Strong A common piece of advice we are given when someone we love dies, is “Be Strong.” Whilst the people giving us this advice have all the best intentions in the world, the idea of being strong can have a negative impact on our grief journey. Thinking we have to … More Be Brave
When someone passes away you might contemplate not speaking with a Funeral Director and doing everything yourself. What does a Funeral Director do anyway that anyone else couldn’t do themselves? It can’t be that hard. WRONG! There is a lot more than just booking a church and arriving on the day that goes into a … More What Does A Funeral Director Do And Why Do I Need One?
Christmas is one of the most difficult times of the year for those of us who have lost a Loved One. What is supposed to be a time of family, love, laughter and happiness, can sometimes be a reminder of those that we are missing. For some of us, our grandparents or the matriarch’s and … More I Feel So Overwhelmed With Grief At Christmas, What Can I Do?
When you are looking at planning your funeral or the funeral of a loved one, would you pick a family owned or corporate owned Funeral Home? What’s the difference? Is there a difference? To someone who isn’t looking very hard there may not seem like there is any difference at all. For someone like myself … More What Makes A Family Funeral Home Different To A Big Name Funeral Company?
One of the most common questions we get asked when we are arranging a funeral, is if someone can bring their dog, cat or other pet with them to the service. And the answer is a resounding YES! Well, most of the time anyway. Generally speaking, most crematoriums and cemeteries are completely fine with pets … More Can I Have Mum’s Pet Dog At Her Funeral?
I can’t call being a funeral director a job, it’s a way of life. I don’t think that there are many who could be a funeral director, it really takes a special kind of person. How Does Being A Funeral Director Affect My Life? It’s not just the hours, which can be long and take … More What Is It Like To Be A Funeral Director?
The 23rd November 2019 is a significant day for survivors of suicide, International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day, a day where survivors of suicide join together for support and healing. Suicide is something that sadly, most of us will experience throughout our lives. Losing someone to Suicide is a difficult journey and leaves us with … More I Lost A Loved One To Suicide. How Will I Cope?
Choosing a Funeral Director can be an emotional time. Usually you have just lost someone that you love with emotions are all over the place. Trying to find the right Funeral Director to look after your loved one, help plan a funeral that celebrates their life and reflects their uniqueness can be a daunting task. … More How many Funeral Directors should I talk to when choosing a Funeral Director?
How Do We Navigate The Family Dynamic? Death can bring the best or the worst out in people. I think the situation everyone hopes for is that the family bands together and helps each other with their grief. Most of the time, that’s how it happens. Sometimes though there is a rift in the family … More How Do I Plan A Funeral Without The Family Drama?
Arranging a Funeral can be a tricky process. When you consider your grief, sadness, loss and the overwhelming need that most of us feel to create a beautiful celebration of life, and then you mix that with family dynamic, sometimes strained relationships and conflicting ideas about what makes the best tribute, it can be difficult … More Privacy and Funeral Arrangements
Funerals are changing, from the way that we find a funeral director, engage and arrange a funeral and the way we celebrate a persons life, and I think its for the better! When I think about how funeral services are traditionally done, I feel that they aren’t very personal. Everyone attending dressed all in black, … More What Can I Include In A Funeral That Isn’t The Usual?
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As Funeral Professionals, we are often giving the opportunity to assist shape the future of our industry. For us, we have had the pleasure of a Work Experience Student spend time with us over the last few months. We asked Claire all about her desire to join our industry and what her thoughts were so … More Why I Want To Work In The Funeral Industry
Our wonderful Kurt has just returned from spending the last 6 months or so working as a Funeral Director in the United Kingdom. So we asked him to give us a little insight into what it was like working there in comparison to working in the industry here in Australia. Here’s what he had to … More The Difference Between Funerals in Australia and the UK
Last week I talked about how working in the Funeral Industry had changed my thoughts on death. To follow on from that this week I thought I would chat about how working in the Funeral Industry had changed my thoughts on the afterlife. Growing up I went to Catholic School for Primary and High School. … More Has Being A Funeral Director Changed The Way You Think About Death And The Afterlife? Part 2