Tag Archives: Loss of a Child

Coping with Grief in Vibrant Color

An artist deals with the loss of a child

On April 8, 2014, artist Seth Remsnyder had to say goodbye to his son, Robert Langdon Remsnyder. His child was stillborn. And although he and his wife Janet knew ahead of time that their son had died in the womb, … Continue reading

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Can Counseling Help Heal Childhood Trauma, Grief and Loss? An Interview with Gaby Donnell, Part Two

A licensed clinical social worker helps individuals and couples through the stresses of their childbearing years

Today is part two of SevenPonds’ interview with Gaby Donnell, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and co-founder of Motheroots Counseling, based in Portland, Oregon. (Read part one here.) Motheroots provides counseling services to adults in their childbearing years, helping them deal … Continue reading

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Film Review: Cake (2014) by Daniel Barnz

This dark drama paints a conflicting portrait of a woman dealing with complicated grief

When Cake came out in theaters last year, I remember hearing all the buzz about how “America’s Sweetheart” Jennifer Aniston made herself completely unglamorous in the role of a woman dealing with chronic pain (along and the snub she received … Continue reading

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Angel of Hope Memorial Gardens

A space for communities to heal after the loss of a child

The adage goes: “No parent should have to bury a child.” While nothing truly heals the pain caused by this loss, some communities are trying to ease the pain one statue at a time. Across the United States, parents who … Continue reading

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Film Review: Après Lui (2007) by Gaël Morel

This beautiful French film realistically captures the raw emotions and complicated grief of a mother whose only son dies suddenly in a car crash and follows how she tries to cope with his absence

Après Lui opens with two male best friends goofing around by dressing up in one of the men’s mothers’ clothes and dancing around to music. They invite the one friend’s mother, Camille (played by the amazing Catherine Deneuve) to come … Continue reading

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Film Review: Imaginary Heroes (2004) by Dan Harris

When a family's son commits suicide, they learn to live with his loss -- and with each other

“Imaginary Heroes” is director Dan Harris’s 2004 film about a family’s struggle to cope with the suicide of its youngest son. Each of the film’s characters brings a very real, complicated response to the table: there’s the mother Sandy (played … Continue reading

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