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What Is A Coroner And What Does Their Work Entail?

An interview with Ken Holmes, former Coroner for Marin County, California, Part One

Today SevenPonds speaks with Ken Holmes. Originally from Fresno, CA, Ken began working with the Marin County Coroner’s Office as a death investigator in 1975. He worked there for 36 years, eventually serving as the elected coroner for 12 years. … Continue reading

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What is a Death Care Midwife? An Interview with Akhila Murphy: Part One

An expert shares her advice on alternative ways to personally memorialize your loved one

Today SevenPonds speaks to Akhila Murphy, a trained death-care midwife who has been practicing since 2013. Murphy’s job is to help families create beautiful personalized memorial services for loved ones inside their own homes. In this first part of our … Continue reading

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What Is an Estate Organizer, and How Do They Help Families Heal? An Interview with Sarah Hirsch, Part One

An estate organizer talks about respectfully sorting through a loved one's possessions

Today SevenPonds connects with Sarah Hirsch, an estate organizer and genealogist who works with clients on sorting and properly memorializing personal possessions. When a loved one dies, it’s often difficult for families to go through their loved one’s things and decide … Continue reading

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

A look at how occupational therapy relates to end of life

Today is part one of a two part interview 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 to explain her experience as … Continue reading

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What Can Hospice Teach Us About Coping? An Interview with Mary York

Hospice volunteers tell personal stories through the Windows Within Project

Today, SevenPonds speaks with Mary York, founder of the Windows Within Project, part of the Hospice Volunteer program. An experienced hospice volunteer, Mary also interviews fellow hospice volunteers for the Windows Within Project website, whose goal is to educate readers … Continue reading

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How Can Music Provide Comfort in End of Life? An Interview with Kieran Schnabel, Part One

A music thanatologist talks about providing comfort at the end of life

Today is part one of a two-part interview with Kieran Schnabel, a music thanatologist with SacredFlight (a not-for-profit charitable organization of certified music thanatologists). Kieran is located in Oregon, and grew up practicing and studying music. He is now a full time … Continue reading

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