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Performance Art Illuminates the Five Stages of Grief

"A Study of Who" uses lighting, dance and music to communicate about loss

Loss results in a messy, complex set of emotions that affect all five senses. Sometimes, you see the face of the person you lost in a stranger. You smell a hint of their perfume in an elevator. Perhaps you hear … Continue reading

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The Five Stages of Grief, Turned Upside Down

Graphic designer Witchoria represents grief using gorgeous landscapes

Like the seven deadly sins, the five stages of grief have been dissected over and over by thousands of artists, each with a slightly different variation on the same theme. The problem with the five stages of grief is that … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Finding Peace When Your Heart is in Pieces” by Dr. Paul Coleman

A psychologist brings us back to the individualistic approach to mourning

When you read Dr. Paul Coleman’s “Finding Peace When Your Heart is in Pieces,” don’t expect to get simple, cookie-cutter advice about loss. You won’t find trite tips such as “How to heal from a loss in five easy steps” … Continue reading

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Why Doesn’t Everyone Go Through The Five Stages of Grief? An Interview with Dr. Paul Coleman, Part Two

Psychologist Dr. Paul Coleman talks about an alternative to the five stages and how spirituality helps people heal

Today, SevenPonds continues our two-part interview (read part one here) with Dr. Paul Coleman, a psychologist who recently wrote a book about loss called Finding Peace When Your Heart Is In Pieces: A Step-By-Step Guide to the Other Side of Grief, … Continue reading

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How Do You Accept Loss During The Holidays? An Interview with Dr. Paul Coleman, Part One

In this two-part interview, Dr. Paul Coleman talks about his latest book about accepting loss and ditching the five stages of grief

Today, SevenPonds speaks with Dr. Paul Coleman, a psychologist who recently wrote a book about loss called Finding Peace When Your Heart Is In Pieces: A Step-By-Step Guide to the Other Side of Grief, Loss and Pain. In part one of … Continue reading

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A Teaspoon of Sugar & Memories: The Grieving Candle

DIY candles made with a loved one's cup are a comfort during the grieving process

5 Tips for Making Your Own Grieving Candle: We seek to both let go and hold on when a loved one dies, creating a contradiction that causes major emotional turmoil in the grieving process. That’s where the DIY Grieving Candle … Continue reading

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