Tag Archives: Grief Loss and Bereavement

Monday Hearts for Madalene

Page Hodel creates beautiful hearts as a tribute to enduring love

It’s an honor for SevenPonds to share with our readers the story of the Monday Hearts for Madalene project, a true account of the power of love in the midst of death.The project’s origins take us to 2005: the moment … Continue reading

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Sharing Grief During the Holidays

A pastor in Wisconsin held a special service to acknowledge parishioners' grief

The holidays come with a host of expectations. Perhaps the most ubiquitous of these is the feeling that we must put a smile on our faces no matter how we feel. This “forced cheer” can be difficult for anyone under … Continue reading

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What Is a Life-Cycle Celebrant? An Interview With Holly Pruett: Part One

Holly Pruett helps clients tell their stories through ceremony and ritual

Today SevenPonds chats with Holly Pruett, a life-cycle celebrant based out of Portland, Oregon. Holly is a certified Life-Cycle Celebrant through the Celebrant Foundation and Institute. She helps her clients find a way of telling their stories at pivotal times in their … Continue reading

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Adele’s “Make You Feel My Love”

Bob Dylan's tender love song reminds us of the source of our grief

A little over two years ago, a fire destroyed the building where I was renting an apartment. Fortunately, no one was injured, and the landlord soon placed everyone who lived in the building in a new home. All we lost, … Continue reading

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Our Weekly Tip: Plan Childcare In Advance of Bereavement

Plan in advance for your child's care while you are grieving

Our Tip of the Week: In this day and age, with advanced medical care available to almost everyone, most deaths can be anticipated in advance. Even when someone has a terminal illness, there is usually time to plan for the inevitable. Conversely, … Continue reading

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“Ghosting” Is a Frightening Form of Identity Theft

Unscrupulous thieves steal the identities of people who have died

Identity theft is an agonizing burden that affects millions of people around the world every day. Unfortunately, identity thieves can also deal this cruel blow to bereaved families. Criminals use a practice known as “ghosting” to open new bank accounts, … Continue reading

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