Author Archives: Debra L. Stang (Blog Writer, SevenPonds)

How Can Natural Rituals Ease Grief?

An Interview with Christina Zampitella, Part Two

Welcome to the second part of my interview with Christina Zampitella, Psy.D., FT. (Read part one here.) Christina is a full-time professor and also has a private practice. She is interested in the healing power of natural rituals. Debra: Christina, … Continue reading

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“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal.”

- Irish Tombstone
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How Can Natural Rituals Ease Grief?

An Interview with Christina Zampitella, Part One

Welcome to part one of our interview with Christina Zampitella, Psy.D., FT. Dr. Zampitella is a full-time professor and also performs private practice at the Integrative Psychology Group. As part of her dissertation, she studied creating natural rituals with adults … Continue reading

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“Memorial to D.C.” by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Poem to a lost friend evokes love and longing

There is an old joke among writers that nobody likes to write but everybody likes to have written. Nothing could have been further from the truth for poet and playwright Edna St. Vincent Millay (1889-1950). Her love affair with words began … Continue reading

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Military Honors Memorialize Veterans and Comfort Survivors

Old traditions honor fallen soldiers

The military is a closely knit subculture with many long-standing traditions. When an active duty soldier, a member of the selective reserves or a former soldier who has completed at least one full term of enlistment dies, the military offers … Continue reading

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Keith Haring’s Paintings Depict Joy and Sorrow

A gay artist gives a distinctive look to his community

Keith Haring, who specialized in contemporary art during the AIDS pandemic, was born in Reading, Pennsylvania on May 4, 1958. He was a gifted artist from an early age, drawing his first inspirations from childhood idols such as Walt Disney … Continue reading

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