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Epilogue Tributes We support the bereaved and those facing loss with the planning of a personal, inclusive and meaningful Celebration of Life honoring their loved one's legacy, so they have the space to grieve.

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Thankful for Authority Magazine for sharing my story and the importance of offering something new in the Celebration of ...
03/24/2022
Female Disruptors: Felicia Barlow Clar of Epilogue Tributes On The Three Things You Need To Shake…

Thankful for Authority Magazine for sharing my story and the importance of offering something new in the Celebration of Life/funeral space.

The old paradigm isn't for everyone!

https://medium.com/authority-magazine/female-disruptors-felicia-barlow-clar-of-epilogue-tributes-on-the-three-things-you-need-to-shake-517fad521460

#celebratingthedash
#memorialservice
#celebrationoflegacy

An Interview With Candice Georgiadis

THIS is precisely what I do. I help implement the plans!"[Alua} told the Insider a young woman opted for a house funeral...
02/11/2022
How this attorney became a ‘death doula’ to help terminally ill

THIS is precisely what I do. I help implement the plans!

"[Alua} told the Insider a young woman opted for a house funeral where the place would be covered in white roses.

Another one wanted to share with the world her brownie recipe and asked for her remains to be placed in a baking pan.

Alua said: “Pick parts of the individual, who they are, and what they care about. Try to pour that into their dying because you’ll find that our values in living carry us through to our death.”

https://nypost.com/2022/02/09/how-this-attorney-became-a-death-doula-to-help-terminally-ill/

A woman has shared how she quit her rich attorney job to become a death doula — a person who helps terminally ill people create a death plan.

This is a prime example of why planning and creating a trust and/or will is so important. Granted, we all don't have Pri...
02/09/2022
Prince Heirs Beat Primary Wave In Fight Over Estate’s Future Structure

This is a prime example of why planning and creating a trust and/or will is so important. Granted, we all don't have Prince's fortune...yet he had the means, and legal and financial experts that should've supported him.

My workbooks are a great resource for planning! Available on Amazon.

https://www.billboard.com/pro/prince-heirs-primary-wave-estates-future-structure/#recipient_hashed=3040b9b314866bcdf1a23ca60c6385673d4803529017120f3dfd296087493936

“The heirs have waited for almost six years to have some control over how the Prince estate moves forward.”

I love history. Especially women's history and the history of forward thinkers.
02/08/2022

I love history. Especially women's history and the history of forward thinkers.

FUNERAL INDUSTRY BLACK HISTORY!

Henrietta Duterte was the first female undertaker in the United States of America. She became an undertaker in 1858 after her husband, a coffin maker died. Born free Henrietta often hid slaves in coffins to ensure their safe passage through the City of Philadelphia. Her undertaking business became one of the most successful businesses in Philadelphia burying both blacks & whites. She is now interred in Philadelphia's Eden Cemetery, the oldest black-owned cemetery in America!

FuneralDivas.org

#blackhistory #funeraldirector #embalmer #undertaker #FuneralDiva #funeralstoday #HenriettaDuterte #FuneralDivas #blackhistorymonth
#femalefuneraldirector #femalefuneraldirectors

I appreciate Stephen Colbert opening up the conversation around faith and death. Death is a natural part of being human....
02/06/2022

I appreciate Stephen Colbert opening up the conversation around faith and death. Death is a natural part of being human. It's sacred. We should treat it as such.

#celebratingthedash #StephenColbert

I am truly blessed my message is getting out there and well received.https://www.businessofbusiness.com/articles/even-th...
01/15/2022
Even funerals aren’t safe from disruption — meet the woman shaking up the $20 billion death industry

I am truly blessed my message is getting out there and well received.

https://www.businessofbusiness.com/articles/even-the-funerals-arent-safe-from-disruption-meet-the-woman-shaking-up-the-20-billion-death-industry/?fbclid=IwAR2OyQuGCddvZ5ToSy0mPFf1FPFZGK9Sq2rMvWNBhwR4_DQdwjP0un9OofI

#funeraldisruptor #funeraldisruption #abouttime #celebratingthedash

Features 1.14.22   7:23 PM Features Even funerals aren’t safe from disruption — meet the woman shaking up the $20 billion death industry Felicia Barlow Clar helps people save money and arrange creative funeral alternatives, such as a “celebration of life” or having ashes shot into the sky a...

I was pleased to be interviewed by Dr. Wayne Pernell about changing the conversation around death and mortality. One of ...
01/04/2022
OneSharpSword: Celebrating the Dash

I was pleased to be interviewed by Dr. Wayne Pernell about changing the conversation around death and mortality. One of the best interviews yet! A lot of interesting discussion here.

https://onesharpsword.libsyn.com/celebrating-the-dash

#death #mortality #deathpositive #celebratingthedash #deatheducator #funeraldisruptor #onesharpsword #grief #elizabethkublerross #podcast #podcasters

Felicia teaches us that the dash between the dates of birth and death is what we need to celebrate.    As an events planner and after seeing that funeral homes were simply templated, Felicia wanted to find a way to personalize each person’s life celebration.  In normalizing death as...

I am so excited to finally announce my latest endeavor. My first 5 guests are phenomenal disruptors, helping change the ...
11/03/2021

I am so excited to finally announce my latest endeavor. My first 5 guests are phenomenal disruptors, helping change the conversation around death.

This first series is about building the foundation for something new at the end of life. My producer will be distributing these on all major podcast platforms. Launching November 29th.

Guests include:
Patricia LaVallee (grief counselor, Willow Educator);
Kaija Barlow Dallessandro (funeral director... and my sister so I get to dip deep!);
Patti DiMiceli (her story of grace after the loss of her 4-year old daughter and turning grief into gratitude is one everyone needs to hear);
Josh Slocum (Executive Director of the national chapter of Funeral Consumers Alliance); and
Grayson Orphe (a consumers point of view, future Minister, & Louisiana native on the intention behind their funeral rituals).

Please share AND listen in.

We will be putting these on my YouTube channel as well.

#podcast #funeraldisruptors #grieftogratitude #celebratingthedash #deathpositive

If you're in Annapolis, come learn the SACRED foundation behind #DiaDeLosMuertos#honor #Respectfully
10/29/2021

If you're in Annapolis, come learn the SACRED foundation behind #DiaDeLosMuertos

#honor #Respectfully

When I worked in corporate events and studied in film school, I never imagined it would bring me to this life changing w...
07/26/2021

When I worked in corporate events and studied in film school, I never imagined it would bring me to this life changing work 2.5 years ago.

I assist families with planning true celebrations of life and sharing their loved one’s impact. Legacy. To know people feel a sense of joy - even while grieving - is so moving and rewarding. 🕊🦋🌸 I feel this is how it should be. Personal. Reflective.

Today we honored a young man who touched my heart so deeply…and I never met him. A real light worker. So many lovely compliments on the video. Thank you to my fabulous editor. 💕

#celebratingthedash #celebratinglife #memorialservice #AnHonor

Celebrate YOUR dash. Live each day to its fullest. Create your legacy and how you want to be remembered.Let me help you ...
07/22/2021

Celebrate YOUR dash. Live each day to its fullest. Create your legacy and how you want to be remembered.

Let me help you plan ahead.

The soul always feels connected with the wonder of life, because the soul is the wonder of life, expressed.

I am honored to serve the bereaved during this sacred time. Memorial services shouldn't come from cookie-cutter template...
06/07/2021
3 Ideas for Personalizing a Funeral Service to Honor a Loved One

I am honored to serve the bereaved during this sacred time. Memorial services shouldn't come from cookie-cutter templates. Every life matters. Every story should be shared.

http://theamateursguide.com/3-ideas-for-personalizing-a-funeral-service-to-honor-a-loved-one/

#EpilogueTributes #celebratingthedash

In This era, personalizing a funeral service is considered a standard rather than a preference. Some families start to recognize and plan for a meaningful By Alex Hamilton In This era, personalizin…

We all experience grief different.
06/06/2021

We all experience grief different.

MOVING FORWARD, NOT MOVING ON

“Moving forward” or “moving on”. They sound like such similar phrases, don’t they? But in the context of grief the difference between “on” or “forward” is huge.

When you’re grieving for a precious pet – or indeed a person who you love – people will often say things like, “Isn’t it time you moved on?” or “You’ll move on eventually” or even, “I’m glad to see you’ve moved on”.

But the idea of moving on from a loved one can be incredibly distressing.

Moving on implies leaving something behind. It suggests that the animal, for example, was a moment or place that you can put behind you when, in fact, he or she was a member of your family and you’ll never get over that loss – not in the way that moving on implies, anyway.

Read more: http://ed.gr/dgds8

It’s called disenfranchised grief. It can be very painful. We often spend more time with our beloved furry companions th...
06/04/2021

It’s called disenfranchised grief. It can be very painful. We often spend more time with our beloved furry companions than humans, so the heartbreak makes complete sense to me.

We are here to support you in honoring your pets.

Losing a Pet Is More Painful Than Most People Think...

Love abundantly
05/25/2021

Love abundantly

Each death doula is unique in their service offerings. I consider myself an End-of-Life Care Doula, educating about the ...
05/17/2021
Embracing death: End-of-life doulas growing in popularity

Each death doula is unique in their service offerings. I consider myself an End-of-Life Care Doula, educating about the various alternatives available to honor our loved ones, including meaningful Celebrations of Life.

I started my company after helping many transition to the other side. Planning my sister's service with the funeral home, I found outdated templates and the process itself was transactional. As a society, we can do better....and I do.

https://apnews.com/article/coronavirus-pandemic-lifestyle-health-business-3b4e6af60889b69fde4f8fc14d01f7af?fbclid=iwar01gmlx-0wksxmflrgabzauxm3wkizqqkjw0gmuocmcat_a6-f7u0in

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Ashley Scott describes the emotional side of her job as a death doula like a fountain in the middle of a lake. Her job is to help shepherd a dying person through an experience that is so intimate, common and yet mostly taboo in American culture.

Celebrate your loved ones every day. #lovelastsforever
04/25/2021

Celebrate your loved ones every day.

#lovelastsforever

04/24/2021

Worth repeating in my blog.#COVID19 #governmentaid #funeralexpenseshttps://celebratingthedash.com/2021/04/15/covid-19-fu...
04/15/2021
Covid-19 Funeral Expenses Aid – Epilogue Tributes

Worth repeating in my blog.

#COVID19 #governmentaid #funeralexpenses

https://celebratingthedash.com/2021/04/15/covid-19-funeral-expenses-aid/

Covid-19 Funeral Expenses Aid The devastating effects of the COVID pandemic have been far reaching. I believe it is so inherently wrong for anyone to go into financial debt to bury their loved one. There are many resources and alternatives available that may help. This is a new program from the US g...

The funeral Saturday for the Duke of Edinburgh, who died in his sleep Friday at age 99, will reflect his green ideology,...
04/12/2021
Prince Philip will reportedly be carried in wool coffin on electric Land Rover

The funeral Saturday for the Duke of Edinburgh, who died in his sleep Friday at age 99, will reflect his green ideology, reported The Sun, which noted that he was among the first to highlight climate change in the 1950s.

https://nypost.com/2021/04/12/prince-philip-will-reportedly-be-carried-in-wool-coffin-on-electric-land-rover/

In a nod to his longstanding environmentalism, Prince Philip will reportedly receive an eco-friendly send-off – lying in a $1,200 wool coffin carried by an electric Land Rover. The funeral Saturday…

For those who may need assistance:The COVID-19 pandemic has brought overwhelming grief to many families. FEMA's mission ...
04/12/2021
COVID-19 Funeral Assistance | FEMA.gov

For those who may need assistance:

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought overwhelming grief to many families. FEMA's mission is to help people before, during and after disasters. They are dedicated to helping ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by the virus.

Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID-19 related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020.

https://www.fema.gov/disasters/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance?mc_cid=ed7216694a&mc_eid=55f7d2a714

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Live each day to the fullest.#celebratingthedash #gratitude #reverence
04/10/2021

Live each day to the fullest.

#celebratingthedash #gratitude #reverence

I've been asked how I've gotten through so much loss in my life. GRATITUDE. My heart is full when I think of my loved on...
03/20/2021

I've been asked how I've gotten through so much loss in my life. GRATITUDE. My heart is full when I think of my loved ones on the other side who still guide me and inspire me every day.

To everything, there is a season and a time to every purpose.

#bethankful #gratitude #gratitudeheals #celebratingthedash

This is the year we get to begin changing this. Death is sacred. Taking care of our loved ones should be too.
01/03/2021

This is the year we get to begin changing this. Death is sacred. Taking care of our loved ones should be too.

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At Epilogues Tributes, we assist the bereaved and those facing the end of life with creating a Celebration of Life service that captures the essence and legacy of their loved one in a meaningful, personal, and joyful manner, so that moving through this challenging time, you feel supported and given the space to grieve.

With the expedient rise in cremations, the possibilities for a meaningful remembrance event are endless. Events can reflect personal spiritual beliefs, traditions, and rituals tailored to suit you, not the checklist handed you. It’s about creating your own sacred space. Cremation offers flexibility with time and allows us to accommodate you when it is most convenient to you. Virtual services can also be tailored and gather loved ones from a distance.

After experiencing tremendous back-to-back family loss and being tasked with planning the details of the service, I changed the focus of my production company because I realized everybody's unique story deserves to be told in their own way. The funeral industry claims to be offering personalized services, but trust me...they still use templates. And often those templates don't fully express our loved one's life...and legacy. I know they didn't with mine, and I know what the industry is missing. The "Death Positive Movement" exists to reshape and destigmatize our understanding (and fear) of our own mortality. Why do we leave this very important part of our lives up to others to decide? Now more than ever, we can realize the status quo isn't our only option. I also help those ready to reclaim their end of life with personalized pre-planning tools so they feel prepared in lessening the suffering their loved ones will eventually face.

Everyone’s life matters; we each have a story, a legacy ⏤ the life lived between birth and death ⏤ the dash on a tombstone. At its very core, embracing death is a reverence for life.

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Felicia Barlow Clar is the On Purpose Woman Global Community Member in the Spotlight this week. Read all about Felicia and show her some love. Epilogue Tributes. I assist the bereaved with planning a personalized Celebration of Life, and consulting on the growing alternatives modernizing the funeral industry. I’ve been in this business for 2 years. But it is a division of my main company, Barclar Entertainment, which I began in 2006 - originally called Crabtown Concierge. It’s been a true entrepreneurial journey of growth, digging deep into my path and niche, and pivots. I live in Annapolis, MD. Currently, for a personalized memorial service, I serve the general DMV area. For my end-of-life workbooks and consulting, I offer services virtually, so I am not restricted by location. Ideal client: The bereaved and those facing loss. In an ideal world where we humans finally discuss our mortality without fear, it is every adult. All of us need to think about what happens to our loved ones left behind when we leave our bodies, as well as the legacy we wish to imprint. Why I started this business: When my stepfather passed in 2017, and then my sister shortly after in early 2019, I realized there is a tremendous need for event professionals in the funeral industry. The cremation rate has risen drastically the past few years, and they’re still using methods created for the Civil War. We were handed templates and checklists that simply did not express anything personal about my loved ones. Because of my 25 years of event and video production experience, I knew the questions to ask and how I could personalize details. I had guests up and dancing at the end of my sister’s service — that’s who she was. I implemented smaller details into my stepfather’s service, but I’m not done with legacy projects around his life. I’ve been slowly researching for a book and producing a documentary about him. Every single person has a story, purpose, and impact. What I most love about what I do: Being of service and offering a mind shift around the conversation of death, from grief to gratitude. A piece of professional advice that has worked for me: “Be careful who you’re stepping on on the way up, because you might be rolling over them on the way back down.” My stepfather was a master connector and power player in the DC hospitality world. He worked around many high-powered politicians and VIPs, including presidents and royalty. He saw what happened behind closed doors. He shared this when I was in high school and I can honestly say I’ve never stepped on anybody to get anywhere. I’ve done some pretty exciting things in my life, and I’ve given more than I’ve gotten. I feel like I can call on most people I’ve met, when/if needed…and I also sleep well. A piece of personal advice that has worked for me: There are 2 states of being. You can either live in a powerful/beautiful state or a primal/struggling state. Look at the world as if everything is working in your favor. This is how I shifted my attitude towards loss. Website Link: https://celebratingthedash.com/ Facebook Business Page: https://www.facebook.com/epiloguetributes LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/feliciabarlowclar Twitter: @EpilogueTribute Instagram: celebrating_the_dash [email protected] 410-263-3937 I’ve just completed 2 end-of-life planning workbooks that will be for sale on Amazon in the next few weeks. They are completely new concepts from what is out there already. One details many of the modern alternatives now available beyond funeral homes. The other is planning your memorial service from an event professional’s perspective. I am really honored to be this week’s Member in the Spotlight. I’ve been involved in some way with this community since 2006. I adore Ginny and the community support is heartwarming.