Category : Elemental Undertakings

Am I A Bad Person For Wanting A Traditional Funeral?

Short answer: no. Long answer: When I started Elemental, my goal was to create an environmentally friendly alternative to the traditional...

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What It’s Like To Write A Will (It’s Not Hard And You Should Do It)

Morgan Woroner is the Elemental Social Media Manager. From time to time, she has things to say about the death industry. This is one of those times....

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When Families Disagree…

This won’t come as a shock to anyone, but funeral arrangements can be extremely hard on grieving family members. Trust me, the number of...

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Scattering – A Path with Guidance

I’ve been working with a family this week that has a very common question that I have yet to dedicate a full blog post to answering. What...

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Perceptions

I’m going to admit it right from the get-go. This post is definitely a pre-emptive explanation of what happened just a few days ago should anything...

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Scattering Permission Basics

I was recently contacted by our local NPR affiliate, KUOW, to answer some questions about cremation scattering and reasons behind the increase in...

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Crypt Maintenance

Recently, by way of my dear friend Dr. Lindsey Fitzharris, PhD, Esq. III, MBA, MSM, MSW ARNP, Total Badass, I was introduced to a very nice lady...

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Abandonment Issues

We (I) have talked myself silly about how you and your family need to communicate more about end of life arrangements, post mortem clean up,...

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A Doctor and Their Death Certificate

Being married to a doctor gives a person a little sliver of insight into a world that most of us otherwise wouldn't have. I say “sliver,” because...

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Dance to Death

One of the neat things about being an entrepreneur is that people frequently come to me with ideas that they want to share.  It could be that they...

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