Tag Archives: Bereavement

Book Review: “Nothing Was the Same” by Kay Redfield Jamison

A woman with bipolar disorder grieves the death of her husband

In 1995, Kay Redfield Jamison published her book, “An Unquiet Mind” about her struggle with bipolar disorder. She wrote about suffering the unbearable lows of depression and the shattering highs of mania. With the help of her husband, family, friends … Continue reading

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“My Heart Will Go On” by James Horner and Will Jennings

The theme song of "Titanic" offers hope and inspiration

It was the winter of 1997, and the surprise hit in movie theaters was “Titanic.” Almost as popular as the movie was the hit song, “My Heart Will Go On.” The song is basically a love letter from a woman … Continue reading

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Dogs Comfort The Bereaved in Funeral Homes

Our four-legged friends can help to ease grief

Dogs have been known to comfort us in our greatest times of need. And now, funeral directors across the nation have begun to utilize our furry friends’ sympathetic nature. Therapy dogs have been commonplace in hospitals, nursing homes, hospice centers … Continue reading

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Our Monthly Tip: Bringing a Child to a Funeral

Old enough to love is old enough to grieve

Our Tip of the Month Alan D. Wolfelt, PhD, an expert on bereavement, has said that anyone who is old enough to love is also old enough to grieve. He is an advocate of bringing a child to a funeral … Continue reading

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How Does Nutrition Affect The Bereaved?

An interview with Frances Holmes, nutrition consultant and grief practitioner, Part One

Today SevenPonds speaks with Frances Holmes, a certified nutrition consultant and integrative grief practitioner. She specializes in helping people change their diets to improve their quality of life and also works with the bereaved. Frances’ practice is based on the … Continue reading

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Our Monthly Tip: Serving an Informal Display of Visitation Snacks

Break the ice by gathering guests around a table laden with healthy foods

Our Tip of the Month Many people hold a visitation or small get together either before or after a memorial service for a loved one who has died. If you’re planning this type of event, you may want to think … Continue reading

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