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Book Review: “An Empty Seat in Class,” by Rick Ayers

Musings on student deaths and how teachers and their communities can deal with the tragedy

Rick Ayers’ book “An Empty Seat in Class” deals with an issue that many of us probably don’t consider very often: how the death of a student impacts teachers. “An Empty Seat in Class” is comprised of 10 sections, each dealing … Continue reading

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Children’s Grief Education Association Provides Needed Nurturing for Children and Adults

US-based association helps children, caregivers and professionals accept and process mortality

Loss and grief occur at every stage of life — as early as a child leaving the safety and warmth of the mother’s body. Loss of positive mirroring and attention, loss of the good graces of others, loss of one’s … Continue reading

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How Can Learning the Harmonica Help the Elderly? An Interview with Bill Fried

Bill Fried shares what he has learned from giving harmonica lessons to senior citizens.

Today SevenPonds speaks with Bill Fried, who works with the elderly in skilled nursing centers, assisted living communities, senior centers and rehabilitation centers. He recently picked up playing the harmonica and quickly became passionate about it— enough, at least, to share … Continue reading

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The Speak Up Program Urges People to Take an Active Role in Their Health Care

The palliative care education and awareness campaign gives people the information they need to take control during serious illness and end-of-life

Speaking of palliative care awareness this week, in October, The Joint Commission launched an educational campaign called “Speak Up: What you need to know about your serious illness and palliative care.” The campaign helps educate the public on how and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Wit, by Margaret Edson

A Pulitzer Prize Winning Play Follows a Dying Woman’s Path to Self-Discovery

There are many routes to self-discovery. A lot of them are painful. In Wit (or W;t), a Pulitzer Prize winning play by Margaret Edson, the reader (or the audience) witnesses one woman’s such journey, forced upon her by a lonely … Continue reading

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