Tag Archives: acceptance

Conducting A Life Review Before Dying

Life reviews can be very beneficial for someone who is dying

It’s fair to say that realizing and accepting that we will all die is very difficult for most people. As we go through our day-to-day activities, it’s not something we are constantly thinking of. However, terminally ill people are constantly … Continue reading

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Transforming Living While Dying with Dementia

A true story of letting go of the old and embracing the new

Dying has a way of transforming living, sometimes in powerful ways. I usually consider dying with dementia a double whammy – first the existential death of the person you once knew, and finally the physical death. Letting go and accepting a … Continue reading

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“Age only matters if you’re a cheese.”

- Helen Hayes
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How Do You Accept Loss During The Holidays? An Interview with Dr. Paul Coleman, Part One

In this two-part interview, Dr. Paul Coleman talks about his latest book about accepting loss and ditching the five stages of grief

Today, SevenPonds speaks with Dr. Paul Coleman, a psychologist who recently wrote a book about loss called Finding Peace When Your Heart Is In Pieces: A Step-By-Step Guide to the Other Side of Grief, Loss and Pain. In part one of … Continue reading

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In Living Color: India’s Holi Festival

The "Festival of Colors" in India teaches us about life, death and letting go.

When the moon waxes full in the first days of March, it’s an sign for Indians that Springtime is coming. And the days following this first full moon mark the arrival of one the India’s most colorful festivals: Holi. Otherwise … Continue reading

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 “We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.”

- Joseph Campbell
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