What Funeral Professionals Should Know About Loss and Family Dynamics

September 12, 2019 Finding Resilience

I remember my counseling professor’s unique introduction to family systems theory. He argued that families are like duck ponds. A pond with a group of ducks is an ecosystem with multiple reciprocal relationships. If...

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What Funeral Professionals Should Know About Grieving Families

August 01, 2019 Finding Resilience

Experienced funeral professionals understand that the families they serve are going through some of the most difficult times in their lives. People who are grieving can be under stress from many different causes,...

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Does Gratitude Really Make a Difference?

November 01, 2018 Featured, Finding Resilience

Can you improve your mood through simple steps that take less than a minute a day? Research suggests the answer is, “yes!” Generally speaking, research suggests that regular gratitude can improve your mood and...

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I’ll Bet You Could Write a Book

October 04, 2018 Finding Resilience

Perhaps you have said it or maybe someone has said it to you: “I’ll bet you could write a book.” It’s true that funeral professionals have a unique place to view the parade of life go by. You hear family secrets, see...

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Restore Balance: Read the “Thank You” Notes

August 30, 2018 Finding Resilience

Like you, I have days when it seems like nothing is going my way and I can’t do anything right. If I am lucky I will remember to go to the “thank you” drawer. My drawer contains letters and cards from clients and...

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Can You Doodle Your Way to Productivity?

July 05, 2018 Finding Resilience

Do you doodle? Have you purchased one of the millions of coloring books made specifically for adults that have sold in the last few years? I doodle occasionally. Garfield has made some appearances on my notes and...

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Your Mom Was Right: The Benefits of Handwritten Notes

May 03, 2018 Finding Resilience

Every year since 1987, the United States Postal Service has conducted a study that examines the types of mail that U.S. households receive. In 2015, the average household only received one piece of personal...

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Operate a More Efficient Funeral Business with Automatic Reminders

April 05, 2018 Finding Resilience

Ever feel like you never have time for long-term planning and strategizing? Are there important topics on your “to do” list that never seem to get done? Would you like to incorporate “stress busters” into your daily...

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Want to Feel Good? Thank a Mentor

March 01, 2018 Finding Resilience

Dr. Martin Seligman was one of the first to study positive psychology. In his book, Flourish, Seligman describes an exercise that he calls the “Gratitude Visit.” Here are his instructions:

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Interview: How Finding Resilience Can Help Funeral Professionals

February 15, 2018 Finding Resilience

Homesteaders recently announced the launch of Finding Resilience, a program designed in partnership with Dr. Jason Troyer, PhD CT to help funeral service and allied professionals prevent burnout and support a...

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