Tag Archives: Death and Dying

The Catholic Church Guidelines on What to Do with Cremated Remains

Burial is best, says the Church

The Catholic Church has always had an uneasy relationship with the concept of cremation. In fact, the church forbade cremation to Catholics until May 1963. Even then, the church added a caveat that the cremation cannot violate basic Catholic beliefs. … Continue reading

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What Is an End-of-Life Planner?

An interview with Alua Arthur, Los Angeles based end-of-life planner, Part One

Today Sevenponds speaks with Alua Arthur. Alua is an end-of-life planner who founded Going with Grace to provide consulting services for those facing death and for their families. She is a former lawyer and a trained death midwife whose mission is … Continue reading

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“Comfort comes from knowing that people have made the same journey. And solace comes from understanding how others have learned to sing again.”

- Helen Steiner Rice
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Causes of the “Merry Christmas Coronary”

The culprits behind the phenomenon of heart attack increases during the holidays

The “Merry Christmas Coronary” or “Happy Hannukah heart attack” is a term that describes the increase in heart attacks around Christmas and New Years. A well known phenomenon, it’s  been the subject of research for more than a decade. A … Continue reading

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Book Review: There Is No Good Card For This: What To Say And Do When Life Is Scary, Awful and Unfair To People You Love, by Kelsey Crowe and Emily McDowell

An illustrated guide to showing up when someone in your life is hurting

“There Is No Good Card for This: What to Say and Do When LIfe is Scary, Awful, and Unfair to People You Love” is a gem of a book by Dr. Kelsey Crowe and Emily McDowell. It’s a step-by-step, illustrated … Continue reading

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“His grief he will not forget; but it will not darken his heart, it will teach him wisdom.”

- J.R.R. Tolkien
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