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As funeral professionals, we often are seen as stoic and fearless when it comes to matters of death by those who we serve. Our close relationship with death gives the illusion that we have somehow conquered fears and insecurities surrounding end of life matters. Truth be told, we all are afraid, we all struggle upon coming in contact with certain scenarios and we all are working extremely hard to create balance in our personal lives while advancing and serving professionally.
In this video, I had the honor of having a very intimate conversation with funeral director, educator and industry trailblazer Kari Northey. Join us and feel free to share your thoughts and experiences in the comment section.
Even if we are not personally affected, if we live in the United States we have all at least seen headlines or news coverage about the recent natural disasters that have torn through our country. According to Wikipedia natural disaster is defined as “an adverse event from natural processes of the earth. Examples include floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis, and other geologic processes”. Though we are familiar with the devastating effects that natural disasters can have on the living as we prepare for, seek shelter from and manage the aftermath of their fury not many are aware of nor have given much thought to the effects natural disasters have on the deceased or the establishments and practitioners that are responsible for them.
In this blog and video series, we are going to explore Death and Natural Disaster: 7 Major Impacts that Natural Disasters Have on Funeral Service and the Deceased.
Preparation, Evacuation & Electricity
Wild Fires & Volcanic Eruptions
In this video, brought to you by Funeral Divas, I discuss the 10 items I can not live without in my on the go personal hygiene kit and give you the opportunity to win the items for yourself in addition to a $20.00 Target gift card.
Whether you are someone experiencing grief or someone who works in the funeral services industry looking to engage in a new level of self care, this interview with sacred touch artist PooPooLaLa is for you. We discussed everything from diet, to what happens to our bodies when we are grieving, where our bodies store grief and simple touches we can perform on ourselves to alleviate stress and bring comfort in moments of distress. Please enjoy and let us know what you think.
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There is truly no place like home. Home represents and means something different to each of us. One of the most significant things that home represents to me is the people who mean the most. My family. Over the years we have suffered several blows which have come in the form of the death of our loved ones. In this short video, I share a little about what home means to me and encourage you to share and celebrate what home means to you.
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I can't believe that this day has come so quickly. Thank you so much to each and everyone one of you for making this channel a success. This has been such an amazing journey and I am so excited about what the future has in store. Let's keep the conversation about death, dying, grief and everything in between going. Please be sure to like, comment and share what content you'd like to see.
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Joél Simone Anthony, also known as ‘The Grave Woman,’ is a licensed funeral director and embalmer. She is dedicated to eliminating misconceptions about post-life preparation while stimulating an open, honest and straight forward discussion about death. You can submit your comments, questions and requests to email@example.com or by using our contact page.