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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...

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Gifting funds is the ideal way to pay your respects for the loss of a loved one.  The advent of social media has connected people on a global scale, never possible before.  These long-range...

Returning to Work

Going back to work after bereavement leave can be everything from relief to misery.  Let us address the misery first, so we can leave on an up-note. Here are some of the factors that can make returnin...

Millennials Choosing Crowdfunding

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Millennials Choosing CrowdfundingThe Funeral and Memorial Information Council, (https://www.famic.org/famic-study/ ) has been studying consumer attitudes towards funeralization in the United States fo...

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...

Writing Your Loved One's Story

Writing and journaling may not be a part of your daily routine, but during a time of loss, writing in any context can be a meaningful experience. Taking inventory of emotions and occurrences during a...

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...

How Will You be Laid to Rest?

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear “final resting place”?  Until recently, I had not given this subject much thought. I just figured I would be buried when my time comes, becaus...

Seasonal Depression: Celebrating the Holidays After Loss

It’s that time of year again.  Days are getting shorter, and mornings are downright chilly.  Christmas gear is beginning its annual retail take-over, and “pumpkin spice” everything is unavoidable.  So...