Category: Resources

Online resources for people dealing with grief, bereavement & loss in their life. Funeral etiquette and other tips.

end of life planning

How to Have “The Talk” About End of Life Planning?

Guest writer Yvonne Heath writes about creating a culture of change where we normalize talking about, planning and preparing for end of life and grief.

death positive holiday gift guide

2018 Death Positive Holiday Gift Guide

Our 2018 Death Positive Holiday Gift Guide will make shopping for that morbid, death aware, and dark special someone much easier.

Hospice Care

How Hospice Care Can Make or Break Your Death

As more Americans are making use of Hospice care, guest writer Jill Schock outlines the many factors that can ‘make or break’ someone’s end-of-life care.

funeral etiquette

Funeral Etiquette: What You Should And Shouldn’t Do At A Funeral

Attending a funeral for the first time, or for more times than you can count, can be a bit daunting. Funerals are sensitive and emotional events, and behaving respectfully and thoughtfully is very important. However, in this day and age of funeral selfies, ringing smartphones and relaxed attitudes, funeral etiquette may not be very obvious

The Rise in Popularity of Online Grief Forums

The subconscious desire we have to release our emotions can often manifest itself in peculiar ways. We have all seen the movie clichés play out, like the overworked wall street executive venting to a lady of the night, or the bar patron spinning the woes of their life to the bartender. Movie clichés aside, people

Green Burial Myths Debunked

We present to you part three of our Green Burial Series, where Ellen Newman of the Green Burial Society debunks common myths and misconceptions about green burial.

11 Environmentally Friendly Burial Options

This is part two in our four part series on green burial.  As we discussed in part one of our green burial series, the options for a greener death are growing. Cemeteries are opening up allocated natural burial sections, funeral homes are offering eco-friendly products, and disposition methods are becoming greener. If you’ve decided that green

What is Green Burial Exactly?

This is part one of a four part series on green burial. Changes are coming to the funeral profession, and green burial may be the catalyst. As we’ve discussed before, common burial in the West is an environmentally costly endeavour, with over 6 billion tons of concrete, 800,000 gallons of Formaldehyde, and enough wood in one