Category Archives: Professional Advice

How Can Natural Rituals Ease Grief?

An Interview with Christina Zampitella, Part One

Welcome to part one of our interview with Christina Zampitella, Psy.D., FT. Dr. Zampitella is a full-time professor and also performs private practice at the Integrative Psychology Group. As part of her dissertation, she studied creating natural rituals with adults … Continue reading

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What is a Lasting Letter? An Interview with Frish Brandt, Part Two

Frish Brandt is a letter midwife, helping people craft messages that will last long after they're gone

Welcome to Part Two of our interview with Frish Brandt. (Read part one here.) Frish runs a volunteer service called Lasting Letters. A Lasting Letter, sometimes called a legacy letter, is one that carries one’s voice forward through time, so that … Continue reading

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What is a Lasting Letter? An Interview with Frish Brandt, Part One

Frish Brandt is a letter midwife, helping people craft messages that will last long after they're gone

Welcome to Part One of our interview with Frish Brandt. Frish runs a volunteer service called Lasting Letters. A Lasting Letter, sometimes called a legacy letter, is one that carries one’s voice forward through time, so that the recipient can … Continue reading

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What Is the Current State of the Funeral Home Industry? An Interview with Glenda Sheffield: Part Two

A funeral home director gives her thoughts on green burials and talks about new directions her business is going

Welcome to Part Two of our interview with Glenda Sheffield. (You can find Part One here.) Glenda is the founder, owner and Senior Director of Sheffield Funeral Home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She has been in the funeral home industry in … Continue reading

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What is the Current State of the Funeral Home Industry? An Interview with Glenda Sheffield, Part One

A funeral home director offers her thoughts about the funeral home industry and its changing landscape

Today SevenPonds speaks with Glenda Sheffield. She is the founder, owner and Senior Director of Sheffield Funeral Home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She has been in the funeral home business in one capacity or another for more than 30 years. Included … Continue reading

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What is Aromatherapy and How Can It Help Those Facing Death? An Interview with Nyssa Hanger

An aromatherapist shares her insight into how scent can enhance our well-being

Today SevenPonds completes our two-part interview with Nyssa Hanger, an aromatherapist from Tampa, Florida. (Read part one here.) Nyssa is a self-employed masseuse and essential oils expert. She is also the founder of Upward Spiral, where she helps clients heal … Continue reading

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