Tag Archives: Coping with Death

How Does Reiki Help With Healing? An Interview with Jennifer Brinn, Part Two

A Reiki practitioner and trainer talks about using Reiki to help with death and bereavement

In this second part of our interview with Jennifer Brinn, the Master level Reiki practitioner discusses how she uses Reiki to facilitate healing and help clients have a peaceful and comfortable death. She also talks about using Reiki to comfort … Continue reading

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How Do You Memorialize Your Loved One’s Belongings? An Interview with Sarah Hirsch, Part Two

An estate organizer offers tips for keeping your treasured items safe

Today SevenPonds connects with Sarah Hirsch, an estate organizer and genealogist who works with clients on sorting and properly memorializing personal possessions. When a loved one dies, it’s often difficult for families to go through their loved one’s things and decide … Continue reading

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“The Promise” by Tracy Chapman

Heartfelt memorial song gives voice to loss, longing and remembrance

  Tracy Chapman’s song “The Promise” is as much as song of separation as it is of togetherness. As listeners, we can place ourselves in the role of speaker/singer addressing a loved one, but it is just as easy to … Continue reading

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Grieving the Loss of Health

Grappling with the complex emotions associated with terminal illness

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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Our Weekly Tip: Find a Grief Support Group

Connecting with others dealing with loss can be a important part of the grieving process

Our Tip of the Week: Grief can feel incredibly lonely. In the process of coping with the death of a loved one, it’s common to feel alienated from everyday life and isolated from the people around you not currently dealing … Continue reading

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What Is Mantram Singing? An Interview with Jan Stoneman

Musician and mantram singer Jan Stoneman explains what mantram singing is and how it applies to aging, dying and death

Today SevenPonds speaks with Jan Stoneman, a musician and mantram singer who volunteers on a weekly basis at AgeSong—an innovative assisted living facility in San Francisco. He leads groups singing mantrams to AgeSong’s residents, including at bedsides for those unable … Continue reading

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