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What to Know About Scattering Ashes (and some creative ways to do it)
Can I scatter my ashes in the backyard? How about at my local park? How about in a baseball stadium like in that one movie? With more people opting for cremation than ever before, finding the right place to scatter is important, though the legality of it is is even ...
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DNA Memorialization Prior to Burial or Cremation

What is DNA Memorialization?

DNA memorialization (also called DNA preservation) is the process of taking the DNA of someone and preserving it before they are buried or cremated.

DNA is a genealogical record of your body. Everyone has their own unique DNA makeup which means no two people are identical ...

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The Death Doula or Death Midwife


When you think of the word “midwife” you think of childbirth, however this is not the only kind of midwife. The other midwife is a death midwife or more commonly known as “death doula”. 

What is a Death Doula?

A death doula is a man or woman whose ...

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Can I Bring My Own Casket or Urn?

If you are wondering whethe you have to buy a casket, urn or other merchandise from a funeral home. The simple answer is "No". The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) clearly outline your choices when it comes to purchasing a casket, detailing that that you do not have to buy a casket ...

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Three Ways To Say Goodbye To Man's Best Friend: Dealing With Pet Death

Pet Deaths

Many families consider a pet an integral part of the family, so the death of a pet can be really tough on a family.  There are many ways to memorialize a pet, below we listed three different options for you to consider: Pet Cremation, Pet Burial, Taxidermy.

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How to Travel With & Mail Cremated Remains

If you are  considering mailing or traveling with cremated remains, commonly referred to as "cremains", this blog will give you an overview of how to properly mail the cremated remains of  your loved one to ensure they make it to their destination as smooth as possible.

In the USA, there ...

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The Executor's Guide to Wills & Estate Planning

The Executor's Guide to Staying Out of Trouble

The role of an Executor, also referred to as a Personal Representative or Administrator depending on the state, is equivalent to the CEO of an estate. The ideal executor serves the estate and those who are legally interested in it. Is it ...

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Rachel is now a Tribe12 Fellow!

Tribe12 Names Rachel Zeldin as a 2014 Fellow!

Rachel Zeldin, Founder and CEO of I’m Sorry To Hear and Funerals360, has been named a 2014 Tribe12 Fellow. This is the fourth class of Tribe12 fellows since its inception in 2010.

What is Tribe12?

Tribe12 is a network of projects that help ...

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Organ Donation: What Happens If I Donate My Organs?

The Facts of Organ Donation

Donating organs is incredibly important in saving lives. Most people will not receive the transplant they need in order to live. This article goes over how to donate your organs, what happens after you donate your organs, and the myths of organ donation.

Who is ...

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Body Donation: What Happens to My Body if I Donate It?

What Happens After I Donate My Body?

There are two types of donation when it comes to your body. You can either donate your whole body or just your organs. If you donate your body then your body will be used to help further medical advancements or help teach new ...

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