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Friday 28 January 2022

Keith Crawford: Reimagining Traditional Funeral Experiences

After years of working with Nike in Portland 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 core concept of the service Solace Cremation provides to families is the acceptance that they cannot make the loss any easier and take away grief, but that Solace Cremation can make this part of the loss a lot easier and less confusing. 

Tune in for yet another great interview by Jennifer the Glam Reaper, where she aims to help people to make informed decisions on the methods of disposition available these days.

  • Keith Crawford talks about his story
  • How was Solace Cremation founded and what is the concept behind the startup company?
  • How is it possible to ‘take out’ funeral homes and bring them online?
  • The growth of Solace Cremation
  • Keith’s thoughts on the funeral industry shift 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
  • Keith’s fear that so many startups in the funeral industry will be gone after some years

Connect with Keith Crawford:
Website - (Previously: Solace Cremation)

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Monday 3 January 2022

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

The impact of 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 for everyone around them, especially for their families.

This conversation Jennifer had with David Richman on this new episode of the Glam Reaper Podcast was very insightful as he shared his firsthand experience of having someone in the family deal with the disease.

In this episode, David shares his story about cancer, how he managed to turn his life around and the two bestseller books he has written. His most recent one is "Cycle Of Lives: 15 People’s Stories, 5,000 Miles, and a Journey Through the Emotional Chaos of Cancer”. It’s a book featuring fifteen life stories, including those of cancer survivors, doctors, nurses, etc., giving people a 360 degree view on cancer.

At the heart of the conversation is about the choices we make in life and our perspectives. Listen to this episode to find out what matters most in life in under an hour. Enjoy!

  • David Richman talks about himself, 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 stories from his book Cycle of Lives, who in spite of her situation welcomes every morning to see if she had a 50% chance of happiness
  • Interesting 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?

Check out the books mentioned by Jennifer Muldowney:

Books written by David Richman:

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