Author Archives: Kimberly Lane (Blog Writer, SevenPonds)

What is Occupational Therapy? An Interview with Julie Groves, Part Two

In part two of our interview with Julie Groves, we talk about the specific services of occupational therapy and how they can benefit families and patients near the end of life

Today SevenPonds is speaking with Julie Groves, owner of the occupational therapy organization Therapy In Your Home in the San Francisco Bay Area. Julie has been working in the field of home care since 1980, including experience in working in … Continue reading

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Antim Sanskar: The Ancient Practice of Hindu Funeral Rites

Hindu funeral rites celebrate cultural heritage through preparing the body and spirit for the next life

Death, in many cultures, is the ultimate transition that life is leading up to. So it is no surprise that among the core series of sacraments, known as Sanskara, or rituals of perfection, the final rite comes in the funerary … Continue reading

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What is Occupational Therapy? An Interview with Julie Groves, Part One

In part one of our interview with Julie Groves, we talk about the specifics of occupational therapy and how it can improve the quality of lives nearing their end

Today SevenPonds is speaking with Julie Groves, owner of the occupational therapy organization Therapy In Your Home. Julie has been working in the field of home care since 1980, including experience in working in hospitals and rehabilitation facilities. Kimberly: How … Continue reading

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Beautiful Memorial Music: “Wake Me Up When September Ends” by Green Day

This mournful song acts as a reminder to cherish our loved ones while we have them

The iconic modern-punk band Green Day is no stranger to writing and performing mournful and nostalgic ballads. As we’ve seen before, their early song, “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life),” has served as an inspiration to many who play it … Continue reading

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Book Review: Working Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner by Judy Melinek, M.D. and T.J. Mitchell

Judy Melinek shares how her career as a pathologist has colored her understanding of life and death

Judy Melinek’s Working Stiff is the kind of memoir that reads like a season of the TV show “CSI”. In her book, she writes how her experience as a forensic pathologist has led her to uncover murder plots, medical accidents … Continue reading

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“The living are just the dead on holiday.”

- Maurice Maeterlinck
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