Tag Archives: Coping With Unexpected Loss

Book Review: “I Wasn’t Ready to Say Goodbye” by Brook Noel and Pamela D. Blair, Ph.D

Two women describe their experiences of losing loved ones to unexpected death

Originally published in 2000 and updated in 2008, “I Wasn’t Ready to Say Goodbye” is a book about coping with and healing after the sudden death of someone you love. It is written by two survivors of sudden loss: Brook … Continue reading

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“But You Didn’t” by Merrill Glass

Merrill Glass’s poem about losing her lover to war reminds us the importance of openly sharing your feelings for the one you love when you’re together, because the future can be so uncertain.

The death of a lover is difficult regardless of whether it is expected, as is the case with long-term illnesses, or if it is sudden, as is the case with a car crash or a major heart attack. The uncertainty … Continue reading

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Film Review: Transforming Loss (2013) by Judith R. Burdick

Director Judith R. Burdick shows how grief can help surviving family members strive to make the world a better place

The death of a loved one is never easy. Whether the loss is sudden and unexpected, or if it is a long time coming, the grief that we feel in the moments, days, or even years after losing someone who … Continue reading

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What is Expressive Arts Therapy? An Interview with Adriana Marchione

Adriana Marchione discusses how expressive arts therapy can help people coping with loss and grief

Today, SevenPonds speaks with Adriana Marchione, MA, REAT, RSMT, a Registered Expressive Arts Therapist and Registered Somatic Movement Therapist. Currently based in San Francisco, California, she is the founder of a well-established arts and healing practice called Creative Source and … Continue reading

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Memorial Music: “Honey” by Bobby Goldsboro

A memorial tribute song for a recently young woman who has recently passed away

In 1968, the same year that America lost Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Bobby Goldsboro released a beautiful song written by Bobby Russell called “Honey.” In the song, the narrator shares amusing anecdotes about his lost lover as a way to mourn and … Continue reading

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What are the Effects of Trauma? – An Interview with Carolyn Lunsford Mears, Part 2

The conclusion of our interview with the trauma expert, as we discuss how to deal sensitively with those who've experienced trauma

Dr. Carolyn Mears suffered her own trauma in 1999, when her son survived the tragic Columbine High School shooting, and the experience served as a catalyst towards earning her doctorate. She now serves as dissertation adviser and adjunct faculty at … Continue reading

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