Why I became a funeral celebrant

Why I became a funeral celebrant

Article as published in Funeral Service Journal, May 2018   Benn Abdy-Collins explains the route he took – and what motivated him My why began whilst I was mentally preparing for my mum’s death from cancer; known to be soon, just not when. Mum had just stopped...
Who are the Death Professionals and how to Deal with Them?

Who are the Death Professionals and how to Deal with Them?

Introduction When you need to organise a funeral, you’ll quite possibly need some guidance. In this article, I’ll explain the the different roles, and people involved in a funeral. And, I’ll give you some advice to help you through the process. A Little Background and...
Facing Loss

Facing Loss

Dear Friend, A time of loss is a time like no other; there are no words to describe the feelings and the numb emotions of despair, pain, confusion and the fullness of their emptiness inside the mind. Any time I face a shift, a transition, a time where what once was,...

How to Find Life Clarity

This year, I made another choice; at 53, it was time for a change and more clarity. I work with others seeking clarity and I needed to move along further in my own. My trick this time is one we can all follow, I made a new choice. I’ve talked about and worked with...

Curiosity and the Modern Condition

I’m always curious about humans and how we live. A recent visit to Rudyard Kipling’s home in Sussex set me on a course I never anticipated. Reading his short stories and his autobiography got me into a mindset of late nineteenth into early twentieth century. Alongside...

Do you know what to do?

Knowing what to do can be tricky. Do the same as usual? Do something different? Explore? Get curious? What about…? I’ve been exploring this “knowing what to do” recently. I’ve had to get myself to get stuff done. Stuff I’ve avoided; stuff I need to do, stuff that is...

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