Tag Archives: Loved One

“You Are Not Alone” by Michael Jackson

A musical classic reminds us that death does not have to be a lonely experience.

When a loved one dies, one of the first things many of us do is make a phone call. Whether it’s to those that were closest to our loved one or to other family and friends of our own, connecting … Continue reading

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“Footprints in the Sand” by Leona Lewis

An uplifting song for those who have lost an inspirational figure

Leona Lewis’ 2007 pop song “Footprints in the Sand” is about more than just a stroll along the beach. The track, which comes from “The X-Factor” winner’s hit album “Spirit,” is a touching tribute to those who have been a … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Art of Racing in the Rain”

Garth Stein comments on the human condition through the eyes of man’s best friend

Understanding a person’s outlook on death seems easy enough. After all, here at SevenPonds, it is our priority to encourage discussions about the end of life. But have you ever wondered what goes through a dog’s mind when it faces death? … Continue reading

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Our Weekly Tip: Make the Most of a Eulogy

Use our tips to create a unique eulogy to commemorate your loved one.

Our Weekly Tip: Whether you’re writing one or listening to one, eulogies are never easy. While it is definitely important to recall memories of our loved ones after they have died, eulogies have a bad reputation as being long, upsetting and … 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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Film Review: “Harold and Maude” (1971) by Hal Ashby

A young man's obsession with death and how his chance relationship with a feisty elderly woman shows him the meaning of a full life

Harold and Maude is a 1971 dark comedic film, as well as a personal favorite of mine, based on a screenplay written by Colin Higgins. Higgins originally planned to direct it himself, but a test shoot left executives unimpressed, and Hal … Continue reading

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