Search This Blog

Friday, 28 January 2022

Reimagining Traditional Funeral Experiences With Nike And Cremation

After years of working with Nike in Portland, OR as Creative Directors, Keith Crawford and David Odusanya co-founded Solace Cremation in 2019. The idea came about after their own personal experiences with the death of a loved one and this inspired them to integrate their design expertise and innovative consumer-driven approach to the funeral industry.

The concept of the service they provide to families is the acceptance that they cannot make the loss any easier and take away grief, but Solace can make this part of the loss a lot easier and less confusing. This is another great interview by the Glam Reaper, in which she aims to help people to make informed decisions on the methods of disposition available these days.   




  • A brief introduction of self by Keith Crawford.

  • How was Solace Cremation founded and what is the concept behind the startup company?

  • Taking out the funeral homes and bringing it online, how does it work?

  • The growth of Solace Cremation, where are they now?

  • Keith’s thoughts on the funeral industry shifting to new ideas and methods of disposition.

  • How does Solace Cremation choose their cremation partners and how does Keith feel about big corporations scooping up the business from local businesses?

  • The before, during and after service processes of Solace Cremation.

  • Some creative ways families have devised, after the passing of their loved ones to honor their legacy through events. 

  • The fear that so many startups in the funeral industry will be gone after some years.

Check out the past episode with Justin Crowe:

How Your Love One Can Become a Real Life Rock

Connect with Keith Crawford:


Connect with Jennifer/The Glam Reaper: 

Facebook Page: Muldowney Memorials & Rainbow Bridge Memorials

Instagram: @muldowneymemorials 



Monday, 3 January 2022

The Cycle Of Lives: a Journey Through Emotional Chaos with David Richman

The impact on cancer in peoples’ lives is getting a lot more attention now than it has ever been before. The emotional toll that this takes for patients, survivors and those still battling it can be extremely draining to everyone around them, especially with their families. This conversation we had with David Richman was very insightful as he shared his firsthand experience of having someone in the family deal with the disease.

In this episode, I have David on the podcast to share his story about cancer, how he managed to turn around his life and the two books he has written. These books are bestsellers, one of which is "Cycle Of Lives: 15 People’s Stories, 5,000 Miles, and a Journey Through the Emotional Chaos of Cancer”. Fifteen stories to include those that are survivors, doctors, nurses, etc., giving people a 360 view on cancer.
At the heart of the conversation is about choices in life, our perspectives, on whether you are doing your absolute utmost or trying to measure up against other people. Listen to find out what matters most in life in under an hour. Enjoy!

  • An introduction of self by David Richman, his life’s journey and the point in his life when he decided to start doing things for himself.
  • The compelling “Terry Story”, one of the 15 from his book Cycle of Lives, who in spite of her situation welcomes every morning to see if she got a 50% chance to be happy.
  • Interesting sets of ideas on “Perspective” from Jennifer and David.
  • How was David able to endure the marathons, the triathlons, the 87-mile rollerblade ride and the 47 hundred miles bike ride in 45 days?