About the Author

"To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die".
Thomas Campbell

Betty Breuhaus loves a good party — a celebration of any event, be it a birthday, graduation, or a full moon. So what might appear as a preoccupation with death actually stems from her love of celebrations.

Recognizing that a funeral is indeed the final celebration of a life, she began a fascinating journey exploring styles, traditions, and options for funeral services. She began with innumerable hits on Amazon, hours of Googling, and extensive research in the library at Mt. Ida College, New England’s foremost institution for funeral service education. Numerous interviews with funeral directors, ministers, and certified Celebrants followed. She also attended a Life Appreciation course for funeral directors led by Bill Bates, and earned a certified Celebrant certificate from a training led by Doug Manning of In-Sight Institute. Just sharing stories with family and friends turned out to be heartening and inspirational. The path had an interesting tangent when she found that the planning process itself garnered great insights and fresh perspectives on life’s great joys.

Betty Breuhaus lives with her family and dogs in Marblehead, Massachusetts.


When The Sun Goes Down by Betty Breuhaus | All Rights Reserved ®2007 | Marblehead, MA USA
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