Tag Archives: Funerals

Our Monthly Tip: Bringing a Child to a Funeral

Old enough to love is old enough to grieve

Our Tip of the Month Alan D. Wolfelt, PhD, an expert on bereavement, has said that anyone who is old enough to love is also old enough to grieve. He is an advocate of bringing a child to a funeral … Continue reading

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What is an Undertaker? An Interview with Patrick McNally: Part Two

Patrick McNally shares his insights on ritual, art and funerals

Today SevenPonds speaks with Patrick McNally, the inspired real-life funeral director behind the blog The Daily Undertaker, which explores ritual and art surrounding death and dying. In this second part of our two-part interview, Patrick discusses the significance of ritual and how … Continue reading

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“I’m always relieved when someone is delivering a eulogy and I realize I’m listening to it.”

- George Carlin
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Emma Kisiel Views Death Through an Unusual Lens

The photographer's At Rest series explores the uniquely human need for funerals

Imagine stopping at the side of the road to give a dead possum a funeral, complete with flowers and stones marking the burial site. Most of us would likely cringe at the thought, but photographer Emma Kisiel has made it … Continue reading

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The Unique Funeral Customs of Various Filipino Ethnic Groups

An exploration into unique burial rites and customs practiced among different groups in the Philippines

When you hear the word “funeral,” your mind might drift to images of people gathering around the caskets or urns of lost loved ones, while delivering eulogies and culminating with either digging dirt for the grave or scattering the ashes … Continue reading

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Imagine a Day when Funeral Homes, Morticians and Cemeteries Are Even Creepier than They Are Now

Ahh yes, consider what was and what is now

As the topic of death becomes more popular, I watch our morbid fascination with the macabre play out in the media. I also get concerned about the mental stronghold the funeral industry is retaining on our personal experiences with death. … Continue reading

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