What’s All this Death Positive Talk?

Hey you!  Yes you, reading this!   Guess what?   We have to inform you … you are going to die.   But then again, so are we. Death.   The plight we all have in common.   100% of the people you ever meet will die.   All 100% of them.  How many other things[…]

Death: Green Is the New Black

Momdoulary’s Passages 6-in-1End-of-Life, Death & Mourning Doula & Death Midwife Training Program is proud to announce our new Green Burial Awareness Campaign called “Death: Green is the New Black”   – Check out the panel below!

Comedian Billy Connolly Plans Interactive Burial Plot

Comedian Billy Connolly plans an interactive burial plot, where a recording will be triggered when someone steps on a sensor.  Talk about re-framing how we look at death! I love his positivity as he faces mortality.   Click here to read more.

Shanghai Funeral Parlor Offers Beauty Services for the Dead

 Inspired by the film “Departures,” the Shanghai Baoxing Funeral Parlor now offers bathing, hair-washing, dressing, and spa treatment for the bodies of the departed.  They even include a manicure.  The service began in October and runs from 800-2,500 yuan.  Check out the full article and more pictures here.  

Timeless Urn Idea

One fella came up with a particularly clever way to hold his grandmother’s cremated remains:  A DIY hourglass, as depicted above.   If you follow this link, you will find a step-by-step image guide on imgur.   This is definitely one of the most clever urns I’ve seen yet.  Kudos!

What’s The Difference Between A Coffin and a Casket?

 Great question! The answer is:  Not much at the end of the day, as they are both boxes designed to hold and transport the dead.   Really, the primary difference comes down to shape. The word coffin dates back to about the 16th century.  It typically has six or eight sides, tapering down toward the feet.[…]

What the Heck is Coffin Furniture?

  I love the questions we get.  Not because the questions are laughable, but because they have to be asked because the funeral industry, in an effort to make things sound less ”morbid” or ”frightening” has gone a long way to make very simple things complicated.  Granted, maybe this particular one has more to do[…]