Tag Archives: Living Life to the Fullest

“I don’t want to die without any scars.”

- Chuck Palahniuk
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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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Memento Mori: Remembering Your Own Death

Artworks that remind us to live life to the fullest

Memento mori is a Latin phrase that literally means, “remember to die.” As an art form, it has encompassed but is not exclusive to memorial art, and serves to this day as a reminder to live life fully and mindfully. … Continue reading

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Want to Get The Most Out Of Life? Say Cheese!

Life is short. Smile while you still have teeth!
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Oliver Sacks Says Terminal Cancer Has Never Made Him Feel More Alive

Neurologist Oliver Sacks wrote an op-ed for the New York Times about embracing life in the face of death

A lot can change in a month, as Oliver Sacks found out recently. The 81-year-old writer and neurology professor went from swimming a mile every day to learning he had terminal, inoperable cancer. He says he’ll be lucky to have … Continue reading

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Should 75 Be the Right Age to Die?

Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel argues that the increasing ideal of “the American immortal” prevents people from realizing the various burdens—both physical and mental—of living past 75

In a recent article from The Atlantic, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel discusses why he adamantly wants to die when he is 75 and hopefully no later. His main argument, before delving into the scientific research that backs up his opinion, is … Continue reading

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