How To Transfer or Portion Cremated Remains

After you receive cremated remains or “ashes,” you may decide to move them to a display urn or take a portion for scattering or use in another small keepsake item or jewelry. For some people, it can be an emotional task, so consider asking a friend or family member to...

Alica Forneret on Grief, Racism and the Dead Moms Club

“There is no day that goes by where I’m sitting at my computer or doing my work that I don’t think about my mom’s death and I don’t want to have to stop thinking about my mom’s death at three in the afternoon or 10 in the morning … I think similarly, we are watching...

A Phone in the Forest Helps Grieving Talk with Loved Ones

In a back corner of an Olympia, Washington park, hangs a disconnected rotary phone. From it, people who need to talk to someone who is no longer there, can do so from the solitude of the wooded surroundings. The project was inspired by a phone booth set up in 2010 in...

Experts: How to Create a Meaningful Virtual Memorial

During the pandemic, “Zoom funerals” and other online memorials have become the norm. And many experts think they’ll be around to stay even after we “return to normal” to help those who can’t travel or attend in-person events. But because it can be tricky to create a...

There’s a Lot to Talk About, After All

At Solace Cremation, we’ve been designing a better kind of funeral business, one that puts people and families at the center, focused on transparency and ease, and raising a conversation about quality of care before, during and after death. In almost three years in...