MyRespects Blog

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...

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...

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...

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...

The Origins of Dia de los Muertos and Halloween

Each year, in the end of October and the beginning of November, Dia de los Muertos and Halloween celebrations coincide.  Both holidays involve costumes, treats and an abundance of death imagery. Inte...