Tag Archives: Family

In the Future, More Older Americans May Die Alone

Studies predict more Americans will both age and die alone

More American adults may die alone in the future, if recent studies are any indication. This would be largely due to the fact that Americans are much more independent nowadays compared to earlier generations. Roughly half of U.S. adults are … Continue reading

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Film Review: “The Bucket List”

The comedic buddy film challenges us to think about terminal illness and life itself

“The Bucket List” is not only a comedic buddy movie, but also a unique and thought-provoking look at terminal illness. Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson share the screen as the film’s protagonists, Carter Chambers and Edward Cole. The two characters’ … Continue reading

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“You Are Not Alone” by Michael Jackson

A musical classic reminds us that death does not have to be a lonely experience.

When a loved one dies, one of the first things many of us do is make a phone call. Whether it’s to those that were closest to our loved one or to other family and friends of our own, connecting … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Art of Racing in the Rain”

Garth Stein comments on the human condition through the eyes of man’s best friend

Understanding a person’s outlook on death seems easy enough. After all, here at SevenPonds, it is our priority to encourage discussions about the end of life. But have you ever wondered what goes through a dog’s mind when it faces death? … Continue reading

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What is a Death Care Midwife? An Interview with Akhila Murphy: Part One

An expert shares her advice on alternative ways to personally memorialize your loved one

Today SevenPonds speaks to Akhila Murphy, a trained death-care midwife who has been practicing since 2013. Murphy’s job is to help families create beautiful personalized memorial services for loved ones inside their own homes. In this first part of our … Continue reading

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Our Weekly Tip: Remember Your Loved One With Their Favorite Food

Connect to shared moments with a belly-and-soul-nourishing meditation

Our Tip of the Week: We often connect with our loved ones over necessary, daily things such as food. Sharing a meal together is one of the oldest and most profound ways of bonding, because it creates the space for … Continue reading

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