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“Supermarket Flowers” by Ed Sheeran

Sheeran shares an intimate experience of loss in his new album, "Divide"

English singer, songwriter and record producer Ed Sheeran just released his new album, “Divide,” this past March. The musical genre of the album is pop. However, Sheeran decided to include an emotional tribute to his grandmother in one of the songs. Titled … Continue reading

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“I’ll Be Home for Christmas” by Walter Kent, Kim Gannon and Buck Ram

World War II song is still popular

In 1943, World War II was raging and victory was far from guaranteed. The war separated family and drew women into the workplace. Amidst all the worry, chaos and grief, Bing Crosby released “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.” The song … Continue reading

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Reclaiming Joy: “My Silver Lining” by First Aid Kit

Song expresses determination to continue living life after loss

Swedish sister duo First Aid Kit skillfully express the need to find meaning and pleasure in life after experiencing hardship. In “My Silver Lining,” they sing: Take me some place where there’s music and there’s laughter… There’s no starting over, … Continue reading

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“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”

- C.S. Lewis
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”Halo” by Melissa Stein

A captivating poem that offers an intimate look at death

Melissa Stein is an incredibly talented author. The San Francisco poet’s work has been published in a variety of journals and anthologies, and for good reason. Her writing is visceral — the imagery it conjures is at once heartbreaking and uplifting. … Continue reading

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What Is Occupational Therapy and Its Benefits at End of Life? An Interview with Suzanne Roche, Part Two

A look at how occupational therapy relates to end of life

Today is part two of our two part interview (read part one here) with Suzanne Roche, an occupational therapist located in Northern California. Suzanne currently works in a nursing home, and she was kind enough to sit down with SevenPonds … Continue reading

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