Category: Interview Series

Unravelling Alzheimer’s: What my Viral Photo Taught me About Grief

Crocheting was one of my mom’s favorite activities, and as her Alzheimer’s progressed, it became a way to keep her mind active. While, for me, these Granny squares represent the early years of her early-onset Alzheimer’s diagnosis and how she slowly began to unravel with the messy stitching, they also provided a universal visual that

Careers in Death Care: A Day in the Life of an EMBALMER

Careers in Death Care: A Day in the Life of an EMBALMER

We caught up with mortician Miranda Benge Hummeldorf to tell us what a day in the life of an Embalmer is really like! Part of the latest instalment of our ongoing series, Careers in Death Care; A Day in the Life.

Careers in Death Care: A Day in the Life of a Funeral Director

Careers in Death Care: A Day in the Life of a Funeral Director

The death care profession is more than just dealing with dead bodies, and we want to educate you about all the different career options in death care. Presenting our ongoing series, Careers in Death Care: A Day in the Life, where we chat with professionals within the world of end-of-life and death care to provide

Grave Gardening

Pushing Up Daisies: Why Grave Gardening Should be the Latest Gardening Trend

Graveyards and cemeteries are spaces for burial and mourning, but they can also be spaces for life, community, and healing. This is where grave gardening comes into play, which is the art of creating a garden at the location of your loved ones grave. There have been many studies that show gardening has many mental

Careers in Death Care: A Day in the Life of a DEATH DOULA - Q&A with Jill Schock

Careers in Death Care: A Day in the Life of a DEATH DOULA

Presenting our new ongoing series, Careers in Death Care: A Day in the Life, where we chat with professionals within the end-of-life and death care sphere to provide first hand experience and insight on working in this field.

Dead Houses

Dead Houses: Burying the Dead in Frozen Ground

Have you ever wondered how it is possible to dig a 6ft grave when the ground is frozen solid? In the dead of winter, what do we do with our dead?

build your digital legacy

How to Build Your Digital Legacy: The 5 Most Important Questions

Part Two: Building your digital legacy is an opportunity to share parts of your life that may otherwise be forgotten. So where do we start?

canada's first body farm decomposition forensic body farm

Canada’s First Body Farm Q&A – Decomposition, Tattooed Bodies, and Solving Crime

We recently wrote about body farms (officially known as taphonomic cemeteries), which are research facilities used to study human decomposition. Canadian graduate student Emily Pecsi reached out to us to let us know that the L’Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières is opening Canada’s first body farm! With some help from forensic scientist Liv Cadola, we discovered some