Category Archives: Sharing Suzette

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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What Kind of Life Do I Want to Live?

My reflections on the photography exhibition “Right, Before I Die”

Last night I attended a lovely photography exhibition that got me thinking not only about what it’s like to confront death, but also about what kind of life I want to live right now – at this exact moment in … Continue reading

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A Game Changer Film That Alters The Way We Observe Death

“In the Parlor, The Final Goodbye”

I had the amazing good fortune to experience true magic recently when I drove from San Francisco to Sacramento. The storms actually parted as the sun streamed through. That evening an audience gathered for the debut of an unusual documentary film … Continue reading

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