Tag Archives: communal grieving

What Is It Like To Run a Kids Camp for Grieving Children?

An interview with Cherie Shoemake, director of Optimal Hospice Foundation

Today SevenPonds talks to Cherie Shoemake about Kids Camp, a summer camp for grieving kids ages 8 to 16 who have recently experienced the loss of someone close to them. Cherie is the director of Optimal Hospice Foundation, the organization … Continue reading

Posted in Professional Advice | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Traditional Burial Rites for the Maori

New Zealand’s indigenous people ensure that no one is alone during a burial

The Maori in New Zealand honor those who have died with a three-day burial rite, which is becoming less commonly practiced these days, called the Tangihanga or the Tangi. The process is held at a communal and sacred place known … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Perspectives | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments