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A Brush with Death

May 29, 2020

In this episode of “A Brush With Death”, we pick up where we left off in the discussion featured in our last podcast. Host Gabe Schauf teams up once again with Sara Murphy, Ph.D., certified thanatologist and expert on death, dying and bereavement, to answer your questions regarding grief during these unprecedented...


May 7, 2020

This episode of “A Brush With Death” discusses the impact Coronavirus is having on grief and loss. Host Gabe Schauf talks with Sara Murphy, Ph.D., certified thanatologist and expert on death, dying and bereavement, about the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on both individual and cultural grieving. Sara also...


Apr 10, 2020

Our guest on this episode of "A Brush With Death" is Justin Baxley, a licensed funeral director and Vice President of Business Development for Foundation Partners. A private funeral company based in Florida, Foundation Partners operates 140 funeral home locations across the country. Justin describes how their firm...


Mar 27, 2020

Funeral director, embalmer, owner, and national speaker, Wally Hooker from Family and Friends Funeral Home in Wingate, Indiana, joins “A Brush With Death” to offer some practical advice regarding transfers and embalming during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.


Mar 10, 2020

Today, we are going to be talking about burnout and compassion fatigue. While many in the death care profession hate to admit it, both are very present.

Fortunately, there are people out there working to educate us about those topics and how to deal with them… People like our guest today, Jason Troyer.