The funeral industry is generally not at the top of the list for most people when they're choosing their career path. For many people, it's a confronting industry - one that's steeped in myths and stereotypes. But the reality is very different. We asked some of the Walter Carter Funerals team why they choose to work in the funeral industry.
BLOG POST: Of all the feelings that may accompany the experience of grief, few are more difficult to understand than the feelings of guilt and regret. Here are some things you can try in order to cope with guilt and regret
BLOG POST: Rituals are symbolic. They help us express our deepest thoughts and feelings about important events in our lives. Just as baptisms, birthday parties and weddings are rituals, so too are funerals. Here's how they help us to begin to acknowledge the reality that someone in our life has died and why they are so important:
BLOG POST: It's a favourite day for those in love, but it you're grieving the loss of a spouse, fiancé or partner, coping with Valentine's Day can be emotional. Here are a few things you might like to try to cope.
BLOG POST: Ever wondered what a funeral director does all day? We asked Chris Anson, a Conductor and Arranger at Walter Carter Funerals, to talk to us about a typical day on the job. Here, in Part 2 of our two-part series, he walks us through his afternoon - one where he has an arrangement meeting, takes a first call, goes to a nursing home to take a recently deceased person into care and more
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BLOG POST: Whether you’re young or old, single or married, a parent or not, losing your father is one of the most emotional experiences you’ll ever go through. So Father’s Day can bring up a lot of feelings. Here are some things you can do to help:
BLOG POST: Funerals and photos have always gone hand in hand. Why? Because funerals are all about memories. We remember our loved one. We reflect on significant life events. We share important memories. We tell stories about time spent together. This is what we do at funerals – and it's also what photos do best. Here are 6 ways you can use photos at funerals.
For most people, the culmination of a good life is a "good death". But what does it actually mean? Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified 10 core themes associated with dying well.
BLOG POST: No parent is ever prepared for the death of one of their children. After all, you're meant to go first. It doesn't matter how old they are. Whether they're an infant, school age or well into adulthood, the depth of your loss and the grief you experience is powerful and long-lasting. Here are some things you can do to cope with the unthinkable grief of losing a child: https://waltercarter.com.au/blog/the-unthinkable-grief-of-losing-a-child