Author Archives: Augusta Wise (Blog Writer, SevenPonds)

“The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything.”

- Oscar Wilde
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“Age is a high price to pay for maturity.”

- Tom Stoppard
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Corpse Meditation: A Buddhist Practice

A cultural practice of looking at death in order to be reminded of life.

It may sound macabre or unusual, but corpse mediation is real — and, in many parts of Thailand and some other parts of Southeast Asia, a fairly normal occurrence, specifically among Buddhist monks. It’s typical for monks to meditate while … Continue reading

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“Old age is always fifteen years older than I am.”

- Oliver Wendell Holmes
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”Halo” by Melissa Stein

A captivating poem that offers an intimate look at death

Melissa Stein is an incredibly talented author. The San Francisco poet’s work has been published in a variety of journals and anthologies, and for good reason. Her writing is visceral — the imagery it conjures is at once heartbreaking and uplifting. … Continue reading

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What Is Occupational Therapy and Its Benefits at End of Life? An Interview with Suzanne Roche, Part Two

A look at how occupational therapy relates to end of life

Today is part two of our two part interview (read part one here) with Suzanne Roche, an occupational therapist located in Northern California. Suzanne currently works in a nursing home, and she was kind enough to sit down with SevenPonds … Continue reading

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