Author Archives: Marissa Abruzzini (Blog Writer, SevenPonds)

Bringing 17th Century Still Life Vanitas Into the Modern World

Dirk Staschke takes us back through history with his symbolic art

You’re more likely to see still life vanitas hanging on the walls of historic art museums than in modern art galleries. This distinctive style of Dutch art, which reached peak popularity in the 16th and 17th Century, isn’t nearly as … Continue reading

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China’s Clown Doctors Bring Joy to Children’s Hospitals

China's healthcare system embraces an unusual Swiss program

Over the past 20 years, Switzerland’s clown doctors have made their way to six of China’s top hospitals. And no, this isn’t a bad joke about the Swiss healthcare system. These “doctors” are literally clowns. They wear bright red foam noses, … Continue reading

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“Eternity’s a terrible thought. I mean, where’s it all going to end?”

- Tom Stoppard
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How Does Touch Awareness Improve Caregiving and Healthcare?

An interview with Everflowing director and educator Irene Smith, Part Two

Today SevenPonds speaks with Irene Smith, founder and director of Everflowing, an educational program centered around creating a more supportive environment for hospice patients and their healthcare providers. Smith has three decades of experience as an educator and practitioner, focusing primarily on … Continue reading

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Our Monthly Tip: Seven Holiday Gifts for Someone Who Is Grieving

These gifts may help a loved one who has suffered a loss

The holiday season is often especially difficult for people coping with loss. Celebrating traditional holidays without a loved one can bring up intense feelings of grief. That’s why we are offering you these seven holiday gift ideas for someone who … Continue reading

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“Time may be a great healer, but it’s a lousy beautician.”

- Anonymous
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