CONFESSIONS OF A FUNERAL DIRECTOR – Caleb Wilde TEDx TALK

Caleb Wilde’s TEDx Talk: Embracing Death Caleb Wilde is a sixth generation licensed and practicing undertaker and embalmer. He also has a grad degree in Theology and is doing post grad work on death, religion and culture. Caleb runs the “Confessions of a Funeral Director” blog. He’s the last person […]

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The 10 Best and 10 Worst Things to Say to Someone in Grief

what to say to someone who is grieving
Many of us have said “The Best” and “The Worst.” We meant no harm, in fact the opposite. We were trying to comfort. A grieving person may say one of the worst ones about themselves and it’s OK.

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Funeral Home Drive Thru Viewing

There have been mixed review on this new service. On one hand this new way of viewing gives people the opportunity to pay their respects from the comfort of their vehicle even if they cannot make the traditional viewing because of work, disability or other challenges. While others think it is disrespectful. What do you think? Convenient, or controversial?

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Death & Marriage – Why Should You Prepay Your Funeral?

A wedding, and a funeral are two of the biggest events we will have in life, yet they are met with a very different sentiment. Both are a big financial expense, yet one is a happy and joyous occasion, while the later is met with grief and more often than not burdens for others. When death is a non-negotiable in our lives, and 40 to 50 percent of marriages in the United States end in divorce, it makes you wonder why as a culture we hate to spend money for a funeral service, but don’t hesitate to throw tons of money into a wedding?

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