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Category Archives: Sharing Suzette
A fan sends me a strong message to please examine the funeral business
As SevenPonds grows, I continue to be deeply touched by fans who reach out to me in a multitude of ways. I receive emails, calls, letters and some even approach me at conferences and events. I cannot begin to tell … Continue reading
In the end we are left with the memories of the most romantic love letters ever
This startup founder returns refreshed with a new perspective on life
As you may have noticed by the lack of my recent Sharing Suzette posts, I took a writing hiatus the month of December. Ok, ok, I admit it was longer but I had good reason. This is officially our two-year … Continue reading
A book about 1001 movies to see before you die nicely highlights the greatest moments of the Boomer generation
According to my earliest memory when considering my own death, albeit far in the future, I was still a child at the time. I had no fear of the possibility of dying and assumed I’d go in a most natural … Continue reading
Today an old fashioned nosegay is a new way of offering sympathy flowers
I’ve always had a fascination with the meaning of flowers. Back in the Victorian days each flower had a meaning attached as a form of expressive comunication. Flowers were offered in dainty, informal, often hand-picked arrangements called a tussie-mussie, that … Continue reading
Today, it’s more commonly called a heart will
An ethical will, or what I prefer to call a heart will, is perhaps the most extraordinary gift someone who is terminally ill can leave to a family member. In its simplest form, a heart will is the act of … Continue reading
But how many have a “gift of dying” list?
Things have been really busy lately since the full launch of our site. I’m finally out from behind the computer (whew!) and am busy building a new life as well as reaching out to industry experts. It’s so great getting … Continue reading
A cranky old man dies and his legend goes viral.
This is a poem that has gone viral. It’s suppose to be a true story. Either way it’s a poem to share and who can resist a good yarn. An old man died in a palliative care nursing home in … Continue reading
We debunk 7 myths about the movie and its relationship to our site
Every once in awhile, when someone tries to say “SevenPonds,” they accidentally say “Seven Pounds”, referring to the film. Initially, before the film’s release, the producers intentionally put the name out there as a mystery mechanism to build suspense for … Continue reading
Have the online White Pages become our digital tombstones?
Lately, you may have noticed there’s been a fair amount of discussion bubbling up about digital death. Facebook has just introduced a new app called Evertalk that provides FB memorial pages. Yesterday, the San Francisco Chronicle ran an article called … Continue reading
"Someone died, and the waltz goes on"
I just returned from a much-needed vacation in Florida. Meanwhile, our team has been hard at work preparing for the imminent full launch of the SevenPonds website. In the name of getting the site pushed out to you, our users, … Continue reading
My mom’s five tips to a peaceful division of family treasures
It’s rather expected that every mother has her own set of rules she expects her children to abide by. As far back as I can remember, one of my mother’s top rules was a method she wanted us to use … Continue reading
Four tips to guide your decisions when selecting cremation services
Are the details of shopping funeral services a mystery? Today I present four tips to help you sort through your options and make better-informed decisions when shopping funeral providers for cremation services: 1 What if I only want to purchase … Continue reading