Category Archives: Sharing Suzette

Ringing in the New Year!

Choosing death over life In the name of love

I once again share with you one of my favorite posts from the past to ring in the New Year.  Many of us are familiar with Ida Straus, wife of Isidor Straus, the co-owner of the famous Macy’s department stores. … 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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Haute Couture Cemetery Fashion Debuted This Spring

It's official: traditional burials are dead history

I’m under the hair dyer at my San Francisco salon flipping through a large format fashion magazine when there it is — I’m staring straight at haute couture cemetery fashion. Embroidered across a midi length green taffeta skirt are the … Continue reading

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How I Got My Mom Talking About Her Dying Wishes

The Go Wish cards are the best tool possible

Yep, it’s true. I could not get my own mother to talk about her dying wishes. Here I am, the founder of SevenPonds, where I live, eat and breathe the death and dying process. And yet I was failing with … Continue reading

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With So Many New Websites and Apps About End of Life Cropping Up Each Day

Is anyone out there doing their homework?

Over the last 15 years I’ve witnessed the creation of many different websites aimed at new approaches around end of life. I’m not talking about basic websites with pragmatic information (like us.) No, I’m talking about high-tech, farther-reaching ideas. I’ve … Continue reading

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