Tag Archives: Bereavement

Book Review: “A Shining Season” by William Buchanan

A cancer-stricken athlete makes the most of the time he has left

In “A Shining Season: The True Story of John Baker,” William Buchanan tells the story of what appears to be an overwhelming defeat turned into a triumph that no one could have predicted. In 1969, there were only a handful … Continue reading

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Post-Bereavement Hallucinations May Help With Grief

"Sensing" the presence of a loved one who has died is a relatively common phenomenon

Dealing with the death of a loved one is never easy. World-renowned singer Celine Dion can attest to that, as she lost both her husband Rene Angelil and brother Daniel last year. She has recently claimed that she still talks … Continue reading

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“Empty Chairs at Empty Tables” from “Les Miserables”

A young man mourns his friends killed during a revolution

“Empty Chairs at Empty Tables” is a song from the musical “Les Miserables” based on the book of the same title by Victor Hugo. In the show, one of the characters, Marius, has joined a student revolution to try to … Continue reading

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Our Monthly Tip: Getting Assistance with Thank You Notes

Bereavement makes it hard to acknowledge acts of kindness

Our Tip of the Month Before, during and after a death, friends, family and neighbors often give assistance to the primary caregiver. They may bring food, help with childcare, send flowers, do chores around the house and run errands. They … Continue reading

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How Can A Dreamscape Help Grieving Families Heal?

An interview with Nancy Gershman, Part Two

Today SevenPonds concludes our conversation with Nancy Gershman, a memory artist who creates “Dreamscapes” for people in hospice and their families. A Dreamscape is a photo collage that serves as a physical image of a memory or something the ill/deceased … Continue reading

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A Reader Shares Her Bereavement & Thanks SevenPonds

Our post on Danish death traditions helped her

To Our Readers, We are proud to share with you a letter (via email) from a reader of our SevenPonds blog. Gwyn was inspired by our blog post “Why Leave a Window Open? A Danish Death Tradition” at the time of her bereavement. … Continue reading

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