Tag Archives: John Donne

Grieving the Loss of Health

Grappling with the complex emotions associated with terminal illness

Each month Kathleen Clohessy, R.N., offers a new perspective on living with a terminal illness. Kathleen comes to SevenPonds with 25 years experience as a registered nurse caring for families and children facing life-threatening illness. She began her career in the … Continue reading

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Death as Transition

John Donne helps us see that we are all connected, even in death

You have probably heard the famous phrase “No man is an island,” whether in a classroom, or being quoted by one of your more pretentious friends. But you might be less familiar with the piece of writing this expression originates from: … Continue reading

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On the “End” of Death

John Donne suggests that death is, in fact, conquerable

Photo Credit: Flickr user NoelleBuske I once loaned my mom a book of 17th century plays I had just finished, at her request; the same day, she returned it to me, complaining about the difficult “Shakespearean” language in which it … Continue reading

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