“There’s all sorts of scenarios of death that can be embarrassing. […] It’s just very private and very intimate and they’re forced into almost having to expose themselves to someone.”
Upon entering adult life, most of us focus on being full of choices, full of life, and making the most out of it. If we are lucky, getting older, sicker, and eventually dying is not on our to-think-about list at this age.
So how come some young people choose to enter a profession that places death at the center of attention? What is it like dealing with loved ones in crisis, grieving and lost, all the time? And what happens to a body once handed over to the care of a funeral home?
Kari Northey, single mom and mortician from Michigan, USA, has answers.
Even though we generally like to push the thought of death away, we have so many questions and hope that if only we knew more about what’s coming it would make us better prepared and feel more in control, when a loved one dies or when we are confronted with our own looming deaths.
On her YouTube channel “Kari the Mortician”, it is Kari’s mission to make the processes of a funeral home transparent, tangible, and less frightening. Whether it is embalming, cremating, or talking financials, Kari answers the questions of her audience – and does so with lightness and charisma.
In short, we talk about this in the episode:
Resources mentioned in this episode:
Mortician & Embalmer
photo courtesy of Kari Northey
Absolutely loved it! Kari is a breath of fresh air talking about the Funeral Industry and what happens behind the scenes! I came across her on the internet when needing answers,saw a picture of a women wearing a respirator and immediately thought she is the one that I can ask! Your show is easy listening,will watch for whow you have on! Thank you.
Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. Glad you enjoyed the episode and hope you’ve gotten value out of it. All the best for you! Tina