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

How Can a Care Manager Help You?

Interview with Amanda Lambert, Part Two

For this piece, I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing Amanda Lambert. Amanda lives in Utah where she is a care manager and co-author of the book “Aging with Care: Your Guide to Hiring and Managing Caregivers at Home.” Over the … Continue reading

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“Death never takes a wise man by surprise; he is always ready to go.”

- Jean de la Fontaine
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How Can a Care Manager Help You?

Interview with Amanda Lambert, Part One

For this piece, I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing Amanda Lambert. Amanda lives in Utah where she is a care manager and co-author of the book “Aging with Care: Your Guide to Hiring and Managing Caregivers at Home.” Over the last 25 … Continue reading

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A Funeral Poem for an Infant

"A Baby's Death" by Algernon Charles Swinburne

A few years ago, friends of mine were thrilled by the arrival of their first son. Their joy quickly turned to horror and grief a few hours later when doctors informed them that the baby had a fatal heart defect. … Continue reading

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The Catholic Church Guidelines on What to Do with Cremated Remains

Burial is best, says the Church

The Catholic Church has always had an uneasy relationship with the concept of cremation. In fact, the church forbade cremation to Catholics until May 1963. Even then, the church added a caveat that the cremation cannot violate basic Catholic beliefs. … Continue reading

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“I Dreamed a Dream” from “Les Miserables”

A young woman sees her dreams collapse around her

“Les Miserables, which features the song, “I Dreamed a Dream,” is a popular musical that opened in London in December, 1985. The producer was Cameron Mackintosh. Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel wrote the lyrics in French, while Herbert Kretzmer translated … Continue reading

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