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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...

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...

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...

Coping With the Loss of a Pet

When you have loved an animal truly, their passing can be devastating. In fact, the physical responses of grief can even affect your health.  When it was time to say goodbye to my nearly 15 year...

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...

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...