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...

Millennials Choosing Crowdfunding

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Fundraiser Donations

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...

Your Loss and Their Expectations

Your Loss and Their ExpectationsOften times, well-intended comments made to someone who has experienced a loss can instead be very insensitive and painful.  Some of these are all-too-familiar, such as...

A Matter of Time

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A Matter of Time I was given a book recently, “Why Time Flies, by Alan Burdick”.  Time, and how we allot it in our daily life has always fascinated me, especially when we are grieving.  I en...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...