Category: Blog

Take a Clue from Retail: Fail to Prepare, Prepare to Fail

[cs_content][cs_section parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text]The shift to an experience economy has proved itself in an unfortunate fashion (for those unwilling to adapt) when looking at the retail landscape. With brick and mortar stores filing for bankruptcy and shutting doors for good, […]

A Community of Believers

About four weeks ago, I took quite a leap and relocated my office out of Life Celebration headquarters and into my former attic, which is well on its way to becoming a chic and comfortable home office. One of the goals of the move was to unleash me into a world of productivity, creativeness, discovery, […]

Be Our Guest!

Shh! Can you hear it? Ever so softly, a whisper of change is drifting through the hearts and minds of funeral professionals. We are on the cusp of transforming this whisper into an all out roar. My passion, goal, and personal mission is to lead funeral professionals into upending what has been accepted for ages […]

Clemency for All! A Guide to Surviving Online Reviews

It was the spring of 1996 when I was falsely accused and later convicted of a crime I didn’t commit. My mother swore she overheard me say a forbidden “curse word.” Truthfully, I was innocent on all accounts, and I argued my case in a rather dramatic fashion that only a 9-year-old girl could, but […]

The Comfort Is In The Details!

In every sense of the word healthy, my father is physically well for a 60 year old gent. He proudly walks three miles a day, in a similar manner as the old postal service jingle goes: “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their […]

The Weight of February 14th

In my mind, I see the people I love most in my life as anchors. They keep me centered, focused, and stable; all the while encouraging me to be stronger- to hold fast without them. When we lose our anchors, whether to death or due to an end of a relationship, we are left flailing […]

His Star Will Shine In The Sky Forever

The literal man, myth, and legend, David Bowie died Sunday January 10, 2016 after an 18-month bout with cancer. Tributes immediately began pouring in from all around the globe after the upsetting news began to reach the masses. Mr. Bowie ran the gamut of personas; from the glamour-god Ziggy Stardust to the wildly weird Thin […]

Funeral Directors Are Heroes, Maybe Even Super Heroes

It takes a lot to slow our hustling-bustling-needed-it-yesterday brains down. One could argue that this mentality has made us stronger, more resilient. We get knocked down; we hop back up; we hit a wall; we build a ladder to get to the top; we keep moving through the days, checking things off our lists and […]

Lights, Camera, Action!

The role of a set director is arguably one of the most important on a television or movie set. Imagine Seinfeld without all of the elements that make up the iconic Coffee Shop, or how about the perfectly imagined 1990’s Central Perk Coffee House in the show Friends. Every single detail of the staged area […]