New DVD Series by ‘The Doyenne of Death®’ Kick-Starts Funeral Planning Conversations with a Light Touch
While most would rather leave funeral planning to the relatives they leave behind, Gail Rubin has helped thousands proactively plan their post-death formalities while still alive and kicking. Following the huge success of her book, A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die, Rubin is today announcing a compelling new DVD series also titled ‘A Good Goodbye.’
For Immediate Release
Albuquerque, New Mexico – Millions think a basic legal will can handle their estate, funeral arrangements and post-death formalities. They’re dead wrong. Understandably, many shy away from the subject until their time comes. However, just like talking about sex can’t get a woman pregnant, Gail Rubin (known to many as The Doyenne of Death®) is helping millions realize that talking about funerals won’t actually kill them.
Fusing her humor and quick wit with years of experience as a Certified Funeral Celebrant, Rubin has already won multiple awards for her smash-hit book A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die. Rubin is now expanding that expertise onto television with the release of A Good Goodbye TV interviews on DVD.
The twelve-episode series of twenty five-minute programs are offered as a set of four DVDs. Using her famous light touch to bring serious topics out into the open, interviews with Rubin equip viewers with everything they need to know “before they go.”
DVD 1: Over My Dead Body: Essentials of Funeral Planning
Episode 1 – The Benefits of Pre-Planning a Funeral
Episode 2 – Cremation and Memorial Services
Episode 3 – Cemetery Questions and Answers
DVD 2: Trending Topics: Green Funerals, Life Celebrations and Pet Loss
Episode 4 – Going Green with Eco-Friendly Funerals
Episode 5 – Life Celebrations
Episode 6 – Pet Loss
DVD 3: Death and Taxes: A Primer on Finances and Funerals
Episode 7 – Estate Planning
Episode 8 – Cost Management
Episode 9 – Financial Issues
DVD 4: Good Grief! Save Money, Live and Die Better
Episode 10 – Medicaid and More
Episode 11 – End-of-Life Issues, Advance Directives, Hospice and Palliative Care
Episode 12 – Grief Counseling
“It is vital that issues surrounding death and funeral planning are presented in an accessible format; a format that inspires conversation among friends and family. Traditionally, people don’t know very much about a family member’s wishes. And the will is not the place to state preferences – it’s often read after the funeral,” says Rubin.
Continuing, “Death is a serious topic, but we present information in an entertaining and straightforward way. Having end-of-life conversations before death can save a lot of expense and scrambling around for information, ultimately making a person’s death easier for their family. By watching A Good Goodbye TV, families can openly discuss these important issues and avoid complications.”
For more information, visit: http://www.AGoodGoodbye.com.
Gail Rubin, Certified in Thanatology: Death, Dying and Bereavement, is a Certified Funeral Celebrant, funeral planning consultant, insurance agent, cancer survivor and a popular speaker who uses humor and films to get the funeral planning conversation started. Also known as The Doyenne of Death®, she’s the author of the award-winning book, A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die as well as host of A Good Goodbye television series and Internet radio show.
Rubin is a member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling and the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association.
She is also Vice President of the Jewish-Christian Dialogue of New Mexico, helping to start conversations across religions.
Gail Rubin | 505-265-7215 | Gail@AGoodGoodbye.com