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Book Review: “This Thing Called Grief: New Understandings of Loss” by Thomas M. Ellis

The short book provides insightful ways to deal with loss and grief

“This Thing Called Grief” by Thomas M. Ellis is a treatise on loss and grief. It is a short yet powerful book comprised of tips and helpful ways to understand and deal with the messiness that is grief. Mr. Ellis … Continue reading

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“My Heart Will Go On” by James Horner and Will Jennings

The theme song of "Titanic" offers hope and inspiration

It was the winter of 1997, and the surprise hit in movie theaters was “Titanic.” Almost as popular as the movie was the hit song, “My Heart Will Go On.” The song is basically a love letter from a woman … Continue reading

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Dogs Comfort The Bereaved in Funeral Homes

Our four-legged friends can help to ease grief

Dogs have been known to comfort us in our greatest times of need. And now, funeral directors across the nation have begun to utilize our furry friends’ sympathetic nature. Therapy dogs have been commonplace in hospitals, nursing homes, hospice centers … Continue reading

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How Does Nutrition Affect the Bereaved?

An interview with Frances Holmes, nutrition consultant and grief practitioner, Part Two

Today SevenPonds concludes our discussion with Frances Holmes, a certified nutrition consultant and integrative grief practitioner. She specializes in helping people change their diets to improve their quality of life and also works with the bereaved. Frances’ practice is based … Continue reading

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How Does Nutrition Affect The Bereaved?

An interview with Frances Holmes, nutrition consultant and grief practitioner, Part One

Today SevenPonds speaks with Frances Holmes, a certified nutrition consultant and integrative grief practitioner. She specializes in helping people change their diets to improve their quality of life and also works with the bereaved. Frances’ practice is based on the … Continue reading

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Book Review: “A Buddhist Grief Observed” by Guy Newland

A long term Buddhist practitioner examines his grief in the wake of his beloved partner's death

In the tradition of “A Grief Observed,” C.S. Lewis’s famous reflections on grief and loss in the wake of his wife’s death in 1960, Buddhist practitioner Guy Newland delves into an exhaustive examination of his own experience of bereavement after … Continue reading

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