Author Archives: Ellary Allis (Blog Writer, SevenPonds)

Secular Funerals and Rituals Are Becoming More Common

Rituals help atheists, agnostics and the otherwise religiously unaffiliated move through grief

As global projections predict a rise in religious affiliation among people worldwide, the percentage of religiously affiliated Americans continues to drop. The Pew Research Center has found that a growing minority of Americans, particularly Millennials, are religious “nones” — atheists, agnostics and those … Continue reading

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Film Review: “The Lion King”

A look back at the 1994 Disney film that introduced many children to the concept of death

When “The Lion King” first appeared in theaters in 1994, it was a cut above Disney’s prior animated feature films in terms of music, character development and lessons about life and death. Mufasa’s untimely death in the first act of … Continue reading

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“Grief is not a disorder, a disease or a sign of weakness. It is an emotional, physical and spiritual necessity, the price you pay for love. The only cure for grief is to grieve.”

- Earl Grollman
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“There is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”

- Winnie the Pooh
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Our Monthly Tip: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Grief

Cognitive-behavioral therapy can provide relief for complicated grief and bereavement

Our Tip of the Month Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for complicated grief uses cognitive (thinking) and behavioral techniques (doing) to help clients cope more effectively with grief. It can be a powerful tool in the healing process, helping the client come … Continue reading

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New Study Suggests Low-Dose Aspirin Reduces Breast Cancer Risk

Study shows "baby" aspirin can reduce breast cancer risk by 20 percent

New research suggests that the risk for the most common type of breast cancer is reduced by 20 percent in women who take low-dose, or “baby” aspirin at least three times a week. A study published Monday in the journal … Continue reading

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