Tag Archives: Holidays

How Can Caregivers Practice Self-Care During the Holidays? An Interview with Judy Long, Part Two

A hospital chaplain offers tips and calming techniques for caregivers

Today, SevenPonds speaks with Judy Long, an educator and chaplain at UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco. In her role as a chaplain, she communicates with patients, families, caregivers, physicians and nurses to find the best possible care plan. Judy … Continue reading

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Wishing Our Readers a Most Precious Christmas Day

"Christmas isn't a season. it's a feeling." - Edna Ferber
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“The living are just the dead on holiday.”

- Maurice Maeterlinck
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Unlocking the Meaning of Dia de los Muertos

Dispelling myths about this holiday

Many – I would venture to say most – Americans have heard of the Mexican holiday of Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead. But, many of us are still unsure of just what it means, and cultural … Continue reading

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What’s Halloween without a Ghost Story?

My true story of a cocktail party in an 1866 haunted house in New York state!

It’s Halloween this month and in honor of one of my favorite holidays, I will repost one of my favorite Sharing Suzette’s from the past. On Halloween, we start to think things like, are ghosts real? Let me start by … Continue reading

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Coping with Grief During the Holidays

Tips to help you care for yourself and enjoy your loved ones during this family-centric holiday week

Holidays often lend an acute awareness to a loss, whether we experienced the loss of a loved one just months ago or decades ago. Re-living the routines they were once part of and interacting with all the people who knew … Continue reading

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