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“The Laughing Heart” by Charles Bukowski:Simple acknowledgment of mortality inspires deep clear living
How Do You Memorialize Your Loved One’s Belongings? An Interview with Sarah Hirsch, Part Two:An estate organizer offers tips for keeping your treasured items safe
Our Weekly Tip: Acknowledge Your Disenfranchised Grief:Grief that is not acknowledged by society hurts just as deeply as grief that is.
Author Archives: Antal Polony (Blog Writer, SevenPonds)
Green burial is all the rage today, but many Native American tribes continue to practice it as they have for thousands of years
In these days of increasing eco-conscious, less-is-more aestheticism, many of those preparing for an end-of-life are beginning to question the need for elaborate caskets, garish flower displays and environmentally unsound cemeteries. Home funerals too, that is, the family keeping, cleaning … Continue reading
A message of love, through space and time, that continues to heal wounds in Carole King
While death is never explicitly addressed in this classic song by Carole King, one can imagine it as a fitting piece of music for a beautiful memorial. There is something eternal and soul-like in King’s depiction of a friendship where … Continue reading
The holidays can be hard — a hospice care professional offers advice on coping with death in the midst of social pressures
Brad Leary is Director of Social Services and Counseling at Hospice of the Valley, a San Jose facility that, according to its website, “affirm[s] dignity and hope for those facing serious illness by providing comfort through compassionate palliative, hospice … Continue reading
A valuable book that sometimes suffers from an overly glib tone
Joshua Slocum’s and Lisa Carlson’s book, Final Rights: Reclaiming the American Way of Death, is one part in-depth expose of all things deplorable and funeral, and two-parts step by step manual detailing the different states’ laws regulating this shadowy industry, … Continue reading
An ancient Scottish burial rite, still practiced to this day, symbolizes the connection and divide between the soul and the material body
In the Scottish Highlands, a tradition of burying the deceased with a wooden plate, placed on the chest, piled with a mound of mixed salt and earth, has endured throughout the centuries, passed down from generation to generation, and remains … Continue reading