Tag Archives: Family

“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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Who is Really Suffering Here?

From ego to essence at the end of life

Join SevenPonds each month as Tani Bahti, RN, CT, CHPN, offers practical on-hand guidance to demystify the dying process. As an RN since 1976, Tani has been working to empower families and healthcare professionals to have the best end-of-life experience possible both through education and the … Continue reading

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How Can We Open Conversations about Aging with our Elderly Parents? An Interview with Katharina Dress

Katharina Dress from Aging in Harmony talks about faciliating discussions between the elderly and their families

Today, SevenPonds speaks with Katharina Dress from Aging in Harmony, an organization that provides communication support for elders and their families and caretakers. Katharina has a masters degree in communications from San Francisco State University and has completed extensive training … Continue reading

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