Author Archives: Ellary Allis (Blog Writer, SevenPonds)

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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What Was the Role of Project Nightlight During the AIDS Crisis And What Can We Learn From the Founder?

An Interview with Cassandra Christensen

Today SevenPonds speaks with Cassandra Christensen, a retired R.N. who discovered her life’s mission was to work with people facing the end of life. After working as a staff nurse at UCLA, Cassandra transitioned into private duty nursing. It was at that … Continue reading

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