Tag Archives: Death and Loss



“You will lose someone you can’t live without, and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up. And you come through. It’s like having a broken leg that never heals perfectly—that still hurts when the weather gets cold, but you learn to dance with the limp.”

-Anne Lamott
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What is an End of Life Advocate? An Interview with Betsy Trapasso

Betsy Trapasso opens up about how working as an end of life guide has helped her advocate for discussions on death.

Today, SevenPonds speaks with Betsy Trapasso, an end of life guide, advocate and film producer. She has a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Fairfield University. Betsy has many years of experience … Continue reading

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Memorial Song: “Angel” by The Corrs



A tribute song focused on remembering the angelic qualities of a mother after her death

  In 2004, the Corrs, a Celtic folk rock group consisting of three sisters and one brother, released a beautiful, upbeat song called “Angel.” The song serves as a tribute to the group’s mother, who had died five years earlier. All … Continue reading

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Memorial Music: Shadow Gallery’s Song, “Say Goodbye to The Morning”

No matter what happens when you die, it’s not over

Shadow Gallery, a contemporary progressive metal band from the 80’s, is known for its wide range of sounds, from heavy to mellow. Both highly charged and emotionally sweet, the tune “Say Goodbye to the Morning” paints a story along with … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Birds of America” by Lorrie Moore (1998)

Lorrie Moore's stories deal artfully with illness and mortality in young children

Lorrie Moore has made an appearance on this blog before for a reason. Her simple, incisive writing and her tragically everyday characters make for some very affecting pieces on life, death and sickness. Moore’s 1998 collection of short stories is … Continue reading

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