Tag Archives: Death of a family member

How Can a “Dreamscape” Help Grieving Families Heal?

An interview with Nancy Gershman, Part One

Today SevenPonds speaks with Nancy Gershman, a memory artist who creates “Dreamscapes” for people in hospice and their families. A Dreamscape is a photo collage that serves as a physical image of a memory or something the ill/deceased person wanted … Continue reading

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How Can Ceremony and Ritual Ease Loss? An Interview With Holly Pruett: Part Two

Holly Pruett helps clients tell their stories through ceremony and ritual

Today SevenPonds shares part two of our conversation with Holly Pruett, a life-cycle celebrant based out of Portland, Oregon. (Read part one here.) Holly is a certified Life-Cycle Celebrant through the Celebrant Foundation and Institute. She helps her clients find a way … Continue reading

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Our Weekly Tip: Make the Most of a Eulogy

Use our tips to create a unique eulogy to commemorate your loved one.

Our Weekly Tip: Whether you’re writing one or listening to one, eulogies are never easy. While it is definitely important to recall memories of our loved ones after they have died, eulogies have a bad reputation as being long, upsetting and … Continue reading

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Our Weekly Tip: Make Your Codicils Legal

Review your state laws to ensure that any amendment to your legal will is honored

Our Tip of the Week: Writing a legal will is an important act of love for anyone who wishes to make the distribution of their estate easy for their loved ones. Your legal will is effective immediately upon completion, but … Continue reading

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What is the ‘Simple’ Approach to Funeral Planning? An Interview with Poppy Mardall of Poppy’s Funerals

Poppy Mardall founded Poppy's Funerals with a clear mission: to make funeral planning simple, personal and affordable

Today, SevenPonds speaks with funeral director Poppy Mardall of Poppy’s Funerals, which serves the Greater London area and beyond. Poppy’s company provides funeral services that are all rooted in one concept: simplicity. This virtue can be seen in every aspect … Continue reading

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The Power of Grief: Widow Stays by Spouse’s Side after his Death

Why a Belgian widow slept beside her husband for an entire year after his passing

When a loved one passes, we suddenly feel our body become susceptible to unimagined emotions associated with death. No one person is exempt from the reality that grief becomes a curious blend of fear, depression, anger and denial that moves … Continue reading

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