Tag Archives: End-of-Life Consultation

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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What is Guided Imagery? An Interview with Leslie Davenport

Leslie Davenport helps those grieving the loss of a loved one heal through guided imagery programs

Today, SevenPonds speaks with Leslie Davenport. With extensive experience as a modern dancer and psychotherapist, Leslie has combined her passion for the mind-body connection to create guided imagery programs. When explored as a tool for healing, she has found that guided … Continue reading

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What is End-of-Life Counseling? An Interview with Kathy Jacobson (Part 2 of 2)

How end-of-life counseling can ensure a peaceful transition

 Kathy Jacobson is a body worker and life coach in San Francisco, who also works as an end-of-life counselor. I sat with her to discuss her entry into this burgeoning, and much needed, field of therapy. Most people do not … Continue reading

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Book Review: My Mother, Your Mother by Dennis McCullough, M.D.

A thorough look at the step-by-step process for the care of elder parents

My mother always told me, “When I get old, put me on an iceberg and leave me for the polar bears.”  I never once took her advice seriously, but after reading Dr. McCullough’s book, I’m starting to reconsider.  All joking … Continue reading

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An Interview with Marilyn Reiss-Carradero, Pt. 1

An RN's perspective on end-of-life in the hospital: what changes need to be made?

Marilyn Reiss-Carradero, RN, BSN, CCRN, works at Santa Clara County Valley Medical Center in San Jose, CA, and advocates for change in palliative care and end-of-life practice. Here, she reflects on the day-to-day experiences in the hospital, the lack of … Continue reading

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Compassion and Choices to Participate in the Healthy Living Festival

End-of-life consulting and advocacy program to exhibit at annual Oakland Zoo event

by Elizabeth Matsushita (Contributor) Compassion & Choices of Northern California, an organization that provides free end-of-life consultations to the terminally ill and their families, will be participating in this year’s 8th Annual Healthy Living Festival at the Oakland Zoo this … Continue reading

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