Author Archives: Suzette Sherman (Founder, SevenPonds)

Book Review: “Making It Through Chemotherapy” by Jackie Schuld

A book that is a helpful token for someone beginning the scary process

“Making it Through Chemotherapy” is a thin, 33-page booklet, yet it’s worth reading for two reasons. First, it tackles the important topic of cancer chemotherapy. Second, it’s written from the perspective of a young woman who was present for her mother’s … Continue reading

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Book Review: “I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman” by Nora Ephron

Leave it to Nora Ephron to get humorous about the subject of death

Last week I worked remotely at Sea Ranch, a breathtaking community on the ocean cliffs, north of San Francisco. The first thing I do when I enter a newly rented house is to check out the book shelves. Spotting a … Continue reading

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Talking About Dying with Your Parents is Difficult

When they start the conversation themselves, it’s even harder

I suppose few people understand how important talking about dying with their parents as much as I do. As the founder of SevenPonds, I have been deeply into the topic of death almost every day for the past six years. And … Continue reading

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Movies Are an Unexpected Grief Healing Tool

More than entertainment, they offer the power to heal

We are all aware that movies can be incredibly powerful, but we rarely consider them to be a grief healing tool. Nevertheless, they often are. I experienced this personally in 2009. In the midst of my deep anguish and feelings … Continue reading

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“I don’t feel old. I don’t feel anything until noon. Then it’s time for my nap.”

- Bob Hope
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A SevenPonds Visitor Thanks Us

Letters like these are the inspiration that keep us going

To Our Readers, We are proud to share with you a letter (via email) from a visitor to our SevenPonds website. Sonia was inspired by the information we provide to help people like her and her family navigate the end of … Continue reading

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