MyRespects Blog

Welcome to MyRespects.com

MyRespects is proud to announce the launch of its new website, MyRespects.com.  Our free fundraising site is intended for use for end of life and memorial costs, such as funeral, cremation and bu...

Service Regrets

Service RegretsThe type of memorial service you create to remember your loved one may not be as important as the effort to avoid regrets afterward.  The following are some thoughts about attempti...

Future and Present Trends in the Funeral Industry

Future and Present Trends in the Funeral IndustryIn a recent post by Ryan Thogmartin titled, “15 Funeral News Stories Shaping the Future of Death Care”, he identifies fifteen articles that include the...

Farewell to the Queen of Soul

MyRespects wishes to offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Aretha Franklin.  A life so well lived, her sphere of influence touched and inspired millions.  Her legacy wil...

A Farewell to Senator John McCain

Senator John McCain passed away August 25th, following almost a year-long bout with brain cancer.  Senator McCain wore many hats throughout his 81 years, in politics, in the armed forces, and as...

Finding Love After Loss

Not all loss is created equally.  If one were to lose a child, it is understood culturally that they will grieve that loss forever, maintaining their fierce love for that child always.  Why...

MyRespects at NFDA 2018!

MyRespects is pleased to announce that we will be attending the National Funeral Directors Association, International Convention and Expo in Salt Lake City, UT, October 14th through the 17th. We invi...

Talking about Assisted Care

“Mom, I think we need to discuss a different living arrangement for you.”This was the beginning of a conversation I endured between my mother and my grandma, just a couple of years ago.  My grand...

Farewell to Burt Reynolds

Reynolds was an talented athlete, but a devastating car accident ended his college football career in 1957.   Finding his talent for acting obviously changed the course of his life. Thereafter, Burt...

What is Assisted Suicide?

What is an assisted suicide?  Is it legal? Is it moral? Is it ethical?  Who decides?Assisted suicide is often confused with euthanasia and is sometimes referred to as "mercy killing". &nbs...

I Can't Afford to Die

The sad truth in America today, is that older Americans are more afraid of running out of money later in life than they are of death itself.  In fact, according to a recent Transamerica study, 43...

Three Cheers for Funeral Directors!

I recently read an article that pulled at my heart strings as a mother.  It was about a woman who had to bury her teenage daughter due to a tragic accident.  She detailed the process of read...

Looking Back, and Looking Forward: MyRespects at NFDA 2018

Last week, MyRespects had the opportunity to be an exhibitor at the largest funeral industry event in the country, the National Funeral Director’s Association’s National Convention.  This year, the NF...