Author Archives: Ellary Allis (Blog Writer, SevenPonds)

Mount Eerie’s Phil Elverum Releases “A Crow Looked at Me”

In his most intimate album yet, a singer-songwriter bares all in the wake of his wife's death

“A Crow Looked at Me,” the new album by Mount Eerie, the solo project of Washington based singer-songwriter/producer Phil Elverum, was written in the wake of his late wife’s death, as he processed the tragic loss and began to come … Continue reading

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“To die will be an awfully big adventure.”

- Peter Pan (J.M. Barrie)
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Professional Advice What is Dysphagia and How Can The Eating Experience Be Enhanced For Those Who Suffer?

An interview with speech-language pathologist Erin Embry, Part Two

Today, SevenPonds concludes our interview with speech-language pathologist Erin Embry. Erin holds a dual degree in both Communication Sciences and Disorders and Health Policy and Management. She is also Director of the Speech@NYU online MS program in Communicative Sciences and … Continue reading

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“Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing After Loss” by Chuck DeKlyen and Pat Schwiebert

A children's book about finding your own way though the grieving process

“Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing After Loss” is brilliant. It’s one of those deceptively simple “children’s books” about loss and grief that is so profound, layered, and moving that it seems like it’s written as much for grieving adults … Continue reading

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What is Dysphagia and How Can The Eating Experience Be Enhanced For Those Who Suffer?

An interview with speech-language pathologist Erin Embry

Today, SevenPonds speaks with speech-language pathologist Erin Embry. Erin holds a dual degree in both Communication Sciences and Disorders and Health Policy and Management. She is also Director of the Speech@NYU online MS program in Communicative Sciences and Disorders and … Continue reading

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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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