Tag Archives: Losing a Spouse

Ringing in the New Year!

Choosing death over life In the name of love

I once again share with you one of my favorite posts from the past to ring in the New Year.  Many of us are familiar with Ida Straus, wife of Isidor Straus, the co-owner of the famous Macy’s department stores. … Continue reading

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How Does Grief Affect the Creative Process? An Interview with Photographer Sarah Treanor, Part Two

A fine art photographer discusses how art helped her cope with the sudden death of her fiancé

Today, SevenPonds spoke with Sarah Treanor, (read part one of our interview here), a fine art photographer and writer based in Ohio. Her recent body of work, “Still, Life,” consists of self-portraits that explore her grieving process following the sudden … Continue reading

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Book Review: “A Grief Observed” by C.S. Lewis

After the loss of his wife to cancer, the famous Christian author struggled with his sense of faith and identity

British boys don’t cry. At least, not openly. Suppressing one’s emotions was “the lesson I was most strongly taught,” admits C.S. Lewis in his journals, which are collectively titled A Grief Observed. After losing his wife to cancer, the The Lion, … Continue reading

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Widows Reflect on Aging and Dying

Helen Nearing and Joan Didion Offer Us Their Thoughts

I was recently rummaging through an old bookstore when I stumbled on a copy of the book Light on Aging and Dying, by Helen Nearing, written when she was a widow. I was familiar with Helen and her husband Scott’s … Continue reading

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