Thursday Thoughts… on funerals

Thursday Thoughts are very short videos, which I publish weekly on social media with the hashtag #ThursdayThought.

Each video is around one minute long and contains a nugget of inspiration or something to chew over if you’re planning any kind of ceremony.

Here are all the funeral related Thursday Thoughts so far. Do check back, as this will be added to regularly.

9th July 2020 …the one about how funerals don’t have to be conventional

4th June 2020 …the one about the current situation in America, racism and being an ally

28th May 2020 …the one about whether you’re going lockdown loco yet, or are loving the pared down life

30th April 2020 …the one about ritual in our daily lives and how it can help

16th April 2020 …the one about the word ‘unprecedented’ and forced positivity

9th April 2020 …the one about how to mark a death and celebrate a life without being physically together at a funeral

19th December 2019 …the one about remembering that traditions are not law and should work for you, not against you

12th December 2019 …the one with a broadcast by Creating Ceremony

11th July 2019 …the one about how you can #ChooseToRefuse the polluting stuff when you’re planning a ceremony

5th June 2019 …the one about the thing that drives ALL the ceremonies I conduct

7th February 2019 …the one about my disdain for cookie cutter ceremonies

21st June 2018 …the one from the beautiful Blackstock Country Estate in Hellingly, a gorgeous venue for any celebration and the setting for a funeral I led this week

7th June 2018 …the one where you get to see where I sit and write your ceremonies!

24th May 2018 …the one about how technology can help you plan any kind of ceremony

26th April 2018 …the one about how how focusing on your intention for any type of ceremony can help to combat planning overwhelm

5th April 2018 …the one about how reading a tribute at a funeral is a huge honour (but a wee bit scary!)

29th March 2018 …the one about how the rise in new celebrants is a really good thing – both for celebrants and for everyone else

15th March 2018 …the one about how important it is to take time out, especially if you’ve got more on than usual because you’re trying to organise a ceremony

8th February 2018 …the one about how having pets at ceremonies can be a very good thing indeed

1st February 2018 …the one about talking to your loved ones about what sort of funeral you want

25th January 2018 … the one about how you can personalise funerals just as much as weddings

18th January 2018 …the one about winning the title ‘Celebrant of the Year 2018’ in the TWIA National finals

11th January 2018 …the one about teaming up with Viv and Laura from Lambert’s White Dove Release to help people start up their year in a beautiful and mindful way

21st December 2017 …the one about Winter solstice and reflecting on times past and present

16th November 2017 …the one about getting what your loved one was into in the ceremony (I have spoken Klingon at a Trekkie’s funeral before…)

9th November 2017 …the one about why I ask soooo many questions.

19th October 2017 …the one about whether or not you have to wear black at a funeral.

24th August 2017 …the one about how your ceremony should be your business and not everyone else’s.

20th July 2017 …the one about alternative settings for funerals, from the chapel at HD Tribe.

(more on this subject here)