March 17, 2021

Is the luck of the Irish mocking me?

With St. Patrick’s Day upon us, I’ve been thinking about luck a lot and specifically the luck of the Irish. My husband revels in his Irishness.
February 18, 2021

Why don’t we outsource death?

Ever feel like you just have to do it all? Like all the weight of the world has fallen directly into your own lap and all
December 19, 2020

Have you ever had crab legs for Christmas?

It’s no secret that the holidays look different for everyone this year for one obvious reason, but many of you (or maybe someone you know) are
November 6, 2020

Finding Gratitude in 2020

I recently attended a virtual women’s business networking group meeting where the special guest speaker was a life and productivity coach. The theme of the meeting
October 15, 2020

That’s not a ghost. That’s my mom.

People often wonder why I chose Black Dress Consultants as a name for my business. Besides the obvious reasons that people wear black to funerals, there’s
September 25, 2020

The Dinner Party Analogy

I’ve recorded a little message for you below, which I hope will not only offer you an interesting and digestible perspective on how not to treat
August 27, 2020

Something To Think About

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many of us to think about life as we know it very differently. We’re spending a lot of time at home,
August 7, 2020

“To be placed on my grave upon my death but not a moment sooner….”

A few days after my mother died, I found a box containing a special gravestone medallion with a sticky note stuck to it. Immediately recognizing her
August 5, 2020

Consulting firm serves bereaved families.

Rachel Donnelly went through a rough period during which she lost one after another of people dear to her; she now says she values what she

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