Tag Archives: Grief

“Memorial to D.C.” by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Poem to a lost friend evokes love and longing

There is an old joke among writers that nobody likes to write but everybody likes to have written. Nothing could have been further from the truth for poet and playwright Edna St. Vincent Millay (1889-1950). Her love affair with words began … Continue reading

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Our Monthly Tip: Give Away Small Memorial Gifts

Keep your loved one alive in the hearts of friends and family

Our Tip of the Month Choose small memorial gifts to bring memories and comfort to family, friends and loved ones. You don’t have to spend a lot of money, but it’s a nice gesture to give mementos to those who … Continue reading

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“Grief does not change you, Hazel. It reveals you.”

- John Green
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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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What is Aromatherapy and How Can It Help Those Facing Death? An Interview with Nyssa Hanger

An aromatherapist shares her insight into how scent can enhance our well-being

Today SevenPonds completes our two-part interview with Nyssa Hanger, an aromatherapist from Tampa, Florida. (Read part one here.) Nyssa is a self-employed masseuse and essential oils expert. She is also the founder of Upward Spiral, where she helps clients heal … Continue reading

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“Ghosts always tell the truth. That’s why people are afraid of them.”

- Susan Palwick
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