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A Chance to Make Memories

After the roller coaster of emotions slows down, there is time to decide how you want to be remembered

It could be argued that there is no upside to learning that you have a terminal illness. Coming face to face with your own mortality is terrifying and disorienting. And while it’s an experience that each one of us will … Continue reading

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Bowing Out Gracefully

Is the key to a "good" death following your heart?

Each month Kathleen Clohessy, R.N., offers a new perspective on living with a terminal illness. Kathleen comes to SevenPonds with 25 years experience as a registered nurse caring for families and children facing life-threatening illness. She began her career in the … Continue reading

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Life Extension Pursuits of the One Percent Miss the Point Completely

Death-phobic billionaires invest in prolonging life for the select elite

What do eliminating cancer and infectious diseases, genetic modification, cryonics and artificial brains that retain original human personality have in common? All these ventures are being funded by some of the world’s wealthiest and most death-phobic people. Peter Thiel, the … Continue reading

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Harvard Study Reveals Components of a Life Well Lived for Men

A Harvard study begun 75 years ago reveals leading causes of death in men

A Harvard Study began in 1938 with the goal of uncovering what it takes to live a happy, fulfilled life for most men (its subjects were 268 male undergraduates.) Today, the results are in – and for what is being proclaimed … Continue reading

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“A Good Death” by Joshua Bright

The New York Times photographer learned many things from the dying John R. Hawkins -- among them, what it means to have "a good death"

“I had never looked closely for a long period at a dying person,” writes photographer Joshua Bright of The New York Times; “I had never listened to the strained breathing of a body barely functioning and had never put my … Continue reading

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