Author Archives: Angela Santoriello-Underwood (Blog Writer, SevenPonds)

How Can Creating a Collage Help Heal the Loss of a Loved One?

An interview with clinical professional art therapist and author Sharon Strouse, Part Two

Today is the second part of a two-part interview with Sharon Strouse, a Maryland-based board-certified registered art therapist and licensed clinical professional art therapist. Sharon lost her daughter Kristin to suicide in 2001, and has since worked as a bereavement specialist … Continue reading

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How Can Creating Art Help You Grieve the Loss of a Loved One?

An interview with professional art therapist and author Sharon Strouse, Part One

Today is the first part of a two-part interview with Sharon Strouse, a Maryland-based board-certified registered art therapist and licensed clinical professional art therapist. Sharon lost her daughter Kristin to suicide in 2001, and has since worked as a bereavement … Continue reading

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The Scottish Government Is Taking Steps to Address ‘Funeral Poverty’

The new 10-point plan includes a Funeral Assistance Fund

The government of Scotland is planning aggressive action to address what it calls “funeral poverty,” as more and more of its citizens are struggling to pay funeral costs, according to a BBC report. The action comes on the heels of … Continue reading

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Discussing Death Around the Globe

Coffee houses and conferences draw community who want to discuss death together

Mankind is raising its consciousness when it comes to death. Not only is the subject no longer taboo, it is the main topic of conversation at conferences and cafes around the globe. From Oxford, England’s Death Café, where visitors enjoy … Continue reading

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Moreweena Banks’ “Miss You Already” Doesn’t Miss a Beat

British comedy-drama delves into death and friendship

“Often those that watch find it hardest.” These words, spoken by a wig maker to the best friend of a of middle-aged cancer patient who is about to have her head shaved, form one of many striking statements in the … Continue reading

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Opt-out Organ Donation Saves Lives

Studies show that changing consent to an opt-out policy increases organ supply

They say one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Put that adage in the context of organ donation, and the saying suddenly takes on new, life-saving meaning. Statistics show one donor can save up to eight lives with precious organs … Continue reading

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