Tag Archives: Grieving Process

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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Post-Bereavement Hallucinations May Help With Grief

"Sensing" the presence of a loved one who has died is a relatively common phenomenon

Dealing with the death of a loved one is never easy. World-renowned singer Celine Dion can attest to that, as she lost both her husband Rene Angelil and brother Daniel last year. She has recently claimed that she still talks … Continue reading

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Our Weekly Tip: Find a Grief Support Group

Connecting with others dealing with loss can be a important part of the grieving process

Our Tip of the Week: Grief can feel incredibly lonely. In the process of coping with the death of a loved one, it’s common to feel alienated from everyday life and isolated from the people around you not currently dealing … Continue reading

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How Do We Mourn Our Favorite Television Series?

One research study examines how loyal viewers react and grieve when their favorite TV series end for good

In order to survive season after season, popular television series rely heavily on their loyal fan bases to keep watching so that their ratings stay up and give them a good chance of being renewed. Unfortunately, however, many popular shows … Continue reading

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Our Weekly Tip: Find Your Way With a Labyrinth

Labyrinths create a sacred container for end-of-life and memorial ceremonies

Our tip of the week: Labyrinths have been with us for thousands of years. The Reverend Lauren Artress uses labyrinths in ritual, and champions its use as a tool for emotional and spiritual healing in the grieving process. In a … Continue reading

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How Can a Celebrant Assist Grieving Loved Ones with Preparing Meaningful End-of-Life Ceremonies? An Interview with Reverend Lucinda Martin, Part Two

In the second part of her two-part interview, Reverend Lucinda Martin of Graceful Mournings discusses how she helps grieving loved ones with planning meaningful end-of-life ceremonies, the advantages of loved ones working with celebrants and some of the challenges she has faced as a celebrant

Today SevenPonds continues our two-part interview (read part one here) with Reverend Lucinda Martin, founder of the Association of Interfaith Ministers, Vows and Kisses and Graceful Mournings. Based in Northern California, Reverend Lucinda Martin became an Ordained Interfaith Minister through … Continue reading

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