Tag Archives: Grieving Process

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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What is a Balloon Release? An Interview with Reverend Lucinda Martin, Part One

In part one of a two-part interview, Reverend Lucinda Martin of Graceful Mournings describes what inspired her to become a celebrant, what a balloon release entails from the eyes of a celebrant and how meaningfully planned ceremonies can help in the grief and healing processes

Today SevenPonds speaks 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 One Spirit Seminary in New York, New … Continue reading

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