MyRespects Blog

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...

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...