Category: General Interest

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Home Deathcare & Alternative Funerals

There was a time in the not-so-distant past when death and funerary practices involved the entire family and community. Death was an ever present part of daily life; people died in the home, were honored in the home, and buried in small familial, church or community cemeteries.  Like everything else, death was professionalized, and by

Best Music About Death & Dying

Music has the ability to be completely transformative and pull you into a story or soundscape. It triggers emotion, it changes our brain chemistry and it alters and grows our imagination. Music has evolved with us over thousands of years and continues on as an essential form of communication. This is very evident when it comes to music about

Conversations With the Modern Mortician

We asked you for questions, and we were overwhelmed by your response. From autopsy methodology, all the way to eco-friendly urns, we talked death and dying with Melissa for almost an hour.

15 Death Positive Artists You Should Know

We’ve scoured the web to find to the 15 most contemporary, interesting and intriguing death positive artists you should know.

The Modern Mortician and the Future of Funerals

Cremation rates are rising, green burial options are increasing, and some people are trying to bring funerals back inside the home. Yet many of these shifts are barely a blip on the screen compared to the traditional forms of interment and memorialization.  Death today still overwhelmingly occurs within hospital walls. The dead are injected with

Burial at Sea: Everything You Need to Know

Many people recently became aware of burial at sea during the infamous disposal of Osama Bin Laden’s body. According to the U.S. Military, Bin Laden was placed in a metal coffin and thrown into the Arabian Sea. Of the many ways societies that lay the dead to rest, burying them at sea is one tradition

Holiday Gift Giveaway! Win a Free Spine Candle * Contest Closed *

This holiday season we’ve teamed up with the amazing folks at Grave Digger Candles to give away one of their “freshly exhumed” Human Spine Candles. Grave Digger Candles are made from all-natural beeswax, and are cast from real bones! As the candle slowly burns down, you’ll be warmly reminded this holiday season, that life is

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Death Positive Gifts for the Holiday

The Holidays are fast approaching and like it or not, it is time to open up our wallets and find the right gifts for the people we love. As joyous as this time can be, the holiday routine will leave many of us scratching our heads, wondering what the heck do we get everyone? If