Funeral

EP 42 - Dr. Elaine Kasket- "Speaking to The Ghost in the Machine." Questions of life and death in the digital age.

EP 42 - Dr. Elaine Kasket- "Speaking to The Ghost in the Machine." Questions of life and death in the digital age.

Psychologist & author, Dr. Elaine Kasket is currently hard at work on All the Ghosts in the Machine. Researching the issues of death and digital legacy for 12 years, this book brings together questions about what it means to be human in a digital age.

EP 41 - What Do Wise Estate Planners Do In A Digital Age? - They Use AfterVault

EP 41 - What Do Wise Estate Planners Do In A Digital Age? - They Use AfterVault

Will your family know where to find all your vital estate planning information? In this episode, I chat with Ric Parks the founder of AfterVault.  You can centralise and organise all your vital documents with AfterVault and when you die they will pass them on to the people you’ve designated. We chat about lost valuables, digital legacy and the rise of digital estate planning. 

EP 40 - What Makes An Award Winning Celebrant with Justine Wykerd

EP 40 - What Makes An Award Winning Celebrant with Justine Wykerd

Justine Wykerd is a civil celebrant based in Warwickshire. In September 2017 she was awarded "Celebrant of the Year" at the Good Funeral Awards. In this episode, we chat about what it takes to be a successful celebrant and how having an online presence is becoming critical to run your business. We also get a guest interruption from you deaf dog! Makes for a fun episode. 

EP 39 - Life, Death, Whatever with Louise Winter from Poetic-Endings

EP 39 - Life, Death, Whatever with Louise Winter from  Poetic-Endings

Louise Winter - Funeral Director & Founder of Poetic Endings.  She was a funeral celebrant before she decided to become a funeral director and launch the funeral service she believes needs to exist.

Before becoming a funeral director, Louise was the editor of the Good Funeral Guide. She's also the director of Life. Death. Whatever. An award festival and community that exists to change the dialogue around death and dying.  In 2017, Louise won a Death Oscar at the Good Funeral Awards.  She loves food, fashion, poetry and just about everything else.

Poetic Endings is founded on the belief that a good funeral can be profound and transformational in helping to accept and acknowledge that someone has died. Facing death can be an overwhelming, traumatic and confusing time.

EP 38 - Harbour Funerals - Is Direct Cremation For You?

EP 38 - Harbour Funerals - Is Direct Cremation For You?

Harbour Funerals

When a loved one dies, your world can fall apart. And the complexity and strain of funeral arrangements, as well as the financial burden, can add to your distress.

Harbour is offering a different choice. They are not traditional funeral directors. They offer simple,  direct cremation and memorial services. Is direct cremation for you?

EP33 - When It Comes To Dying, Live A Little With Huunuu

EP33 - When It Comes To Dying, Live A Little With Huunuu

Huunuu believes in inspiring choices to create the life story you want to leave behind. The huunuu pipe dream had been around for many years and in July 2014 Co-Founders Clare and Steve Turner finally incorporated huunuu. 

Using huunuu helps create those crucial conversations and lets you enjoy some of the most amazing and inspiring businesses from around the world that they have brought into one place.

EP32 - The Musing of a Crematorium Worker with Kim Morris

EP32 - The Musing of a Crematorium Worker with Kim Morris

The Musing of a Crematorium Worker

Written in an honest, funny, poignant and revealing way, The Musings of a Crematorium Worker is a new blog by Kim Morris. What happens behind the scenes day by day in a busy crematorium? Kim writes in the first person and with incredible insight on the events, process and thoughts as she works each day in a busy London Crematorium. Her blog is certainly worth a read for anyone who is interested in how working in this aspect of the bereavement industry is truly like.