Death Doulas In the News – Laura Interviewed by Broadly.Vice

Broadly.Vice featured an interview with Momdoulary Death Doula Training at MourningDoula.com/ Momdoulary, LLC, today. If you’ve ever wondered whether you should train as a death doula, or what it is like to work as a death doula, you should definitely check it out! Meet the Death Doula Who Helps People Deal with the ‘Bookends of[…]

Drawn to the World of Death & Mourning?

Perhaps it’s the secret you don’t share.  Or if you do, most don’t understand you’re fascination with all (or many) things death and mourning. You get that it’s strange in the eyes of most people, that we live in a culture that goes to great extremes to avoid discussing death.  Sure, people are constantly dying on[…]

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[…]

23 Spiritualized Comfort Cliches to Avoid When a Child Dies

Caleb Wilde, shared the following post on his “Confessions of a Funeral Director” blog.  It is an anonymous post originally shared on Michelle Van Loon’s blog, “Pilgrim’s Road Trip,” and with his permission I am sharing it here.   This post is tremendously important, and should not be missed.   Having worked in both the[…]

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[…]

Do You Have to Purchase Your Casket From The Funeral Home?

  My last post generated some questions, as I had mentioned that my client ordered an eco-friendly casket from another provider.   It seems that people are surprised to hear this is a possibility.   It is, in fact, a right that is protected under the Funeral Rule. This rule states that you may order your casket  from[…]

Mourning Jewelry Artifact – Mr. & Mrs. Washington

Another lovely piece of mourning jewelry, this contains a lock of George Washington’s hair, as well as one of Martha Washington’s hair.   Again, such a fascinating custom, and one I am so surprised to see has fallen out of fashion.   It sometimes seems that anything that connects us with death, that doesn’t just[…]