Sunday Round Up on Death and Dying

Introducing our Sunday Round Up Series: A section at the end of each week where we round up industry news, good reads, and other interesting tidbits on death and dying, grief and bereavement, and healing and celebration that we thought you might be interested in.

Seven Important Lessons from World Religions Everyone Should Know 

“It doesn’t matter if you’re an atheist, devout follower of your faith, an agnostic, or anywhere in between—there’s wisdom to be learned from the world’s religions. Here are some of the most important, universally applicable teachings from sacred texts everyone would benefit from learning…”

When Death Goes Viral: Mourning Celebrities on Social Media

“Reaction to the untimely death of Robin Williams underlines the role social media now plays in the expression of public mourning, death and dying…”

Sterling company revs up funeral industry with custom Harley Davidson-themed caskets and urns

Sterling Casket Co presents Harley Davidson caskets

With their unique approach to death and dying, Sterling fits an important market niche

“Bob Conklin, the owner of the company, said he’s ridden motorcycles for as long as he can remember, but that’s not what sparked his idea to open Sterling Casket Company…”

New book by humorist aids families surviving suicide

Surviving Suicide by Deena Baxter

“How does a humor writer respond when a family member commits suicide? In author Deena Baxter’s case, she started “The Funny Farm Project” in partnership with the National Alliance on Mental Health of Collier County (NAMI)…”

Google to Break Ground on Life-Prolonging Research Facility

“Roughly one year after tendering a founding investment in biotech company Calico, Google is breaking ground on a brand new Bay Area research facility with a lofty life-prolonging aim…”

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About Tiffany Qua

Social Media Manager Tiffany Qua, MA, specializes in content strategy, digital marketing, and social media campaigns. A graduate of Columbia University and John Hopkins University, Tiffany and her husband live in NYC.

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