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Art from Auschwitz Serves as a Warning in Dark Times:Art from Holocaust survivors reminds us why we cannot forget
Can Sound Heal? This Musician Believes It Can:Yoko Sen explains her research on the healing benefits of sound
Short Story Review: “The Evening and the Morning and the Night” by Octavia Butler:Butler's novelette explores the isolation experienced by those who have terminal illnesses
Author Archives: MaryFrances Knapp (Blog Writer, SevenPonds)
How an artist channeled a pineal gland tumor into stunning paintings
Philadelphia-based artist Shawn Thornton, now 40, suffered from a cancerous tumor of the pineal gland in his 20s. Later, he channeled the pain of that experience into creating paintings that speak both to contemporary and yonder periods of art. The works … Continue reading
We revisit Hemingway's classic to contemplate how the deaths of WWI hovered over Paris' "roaring" years.
I’d never meditated on “A Moveable Feast“’s relationship with death. Sure, I’d thought of Ernest Hemingway’s classic as a book about the obvious: hunger and gratitude, honesty and unrelenting love. F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald were champions of the latter … Continue reading
How Centerstone Research Institute uses data to provide better behavioral health disorder care to prevent suicide
Today SevenPonds speaks with Jennifer D. Lockman, M.S., of the non-profit organization Centerstone Research Institute. Based in Tennessee and Indiana, CRI aims to improve the quality of care for behavioral health disorders, including those that often result in suicide. Together … Continue reading
A doctor explores the influence of spirituality on one’s health -- and even one's lifespan
“The Faith Link: Scientific Proof That Your Belief Determines Your Health” (Charisma House, 2016) offers insights into the fascinating effects that one’s religious beliefs and spirituality can have on one’s health. The book’s author, the French Dr. Max Fleury, offers a valuable … Continue reading
How can you ease the uncertainties that can arise with settling an estate?
3 Tips to Keep in Mind During Estate Planning: 1) Gain Clarity: Understand what will need to be managed with this particular estate. Debt? Bank accounts? Real estate? 2) Embrace Proactivity: Many believe that estate planning shouldn’t be a concern … Continue reading