Author Archives: Juniper Quin (Blog Writer, SevenPonds)

“The Living Years” by Mike & The Mechanics

Song reminds us to reconcile with our parents while they're still alive

“The Living Years” by Mike & The Mechanics is as potent a reminder as any to make peace with our parents while we still have the benefit of connecting in the embodied world. The singer expresses regret at not having … Continue reading

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“Remnant” by Jean L. Kreiling

Allowing the storm to transform understandings of self and world

“Remnant” by Jean L. Kreiling challenges our desire to go back to the way things were. We all wish for that at some point or another, being tugged out of our comfort zone by life’s insistent and dynamic flux. And … Continue reading

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“Festival of Death and Dying” Builds Attendees’ “mortality muscles”

New festival aims to shift the way we think about mortality

What comes to mind when you think about the words “festival” and “death”? Peter Banki, an associate member of the Philosophy Research Initiative at the University of Western Sydney, hopes you will get curious, and a little excited. Banki is … Continue reading

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How Can Ceremony and Ritual Ease Loss? An Interview With Holly Pruett: Part Two

Holly Pruett helps clients tell their stories through ceremony and ritual

Today SevenPonds shares part two of our conversation with Holly Pruett, a life-cycle celebrant based out of Portland, Oregon. (Read part one here.) Holly is a certified Life-Cycle Celebrant through the Celebrant Foundation and Institute. She helps her clients find a way … Continue reading

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“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”

- Winnie the Pooh
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What Is a Life-Cycle Celebrant? An Interview With Holly Pruett: Part One

Holly Pruett helps clients tell their stories through ceremony and ritual

Today SevenPonds chats with Holly Pruett, a life-cycle celebrant based out of Portland, Oregon. Holly is a certified Life-Cycle Celebrant through the Celebrant Foundation and Institute. She helps her clients find a way of telling their stories at pivotal times in their … Continue reading

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