Tag Archives: Memory

What Is Aromatherapy, and How Can It Help Those Facing Death? An Interview with Nyssa Hanger

An aromatherapist offers insight into the mental and physical benefits that essential oils give us

Today SevenPonds chats with Nyssa Hanger, an aromatherapist based out of Tampa, Florida. She is a self-employed masseuse and an essential oils expert. She is also the founder and owner of Upward Spiral, a business with an advanced approach to healing … Continue reading

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“They say you die twice. One time when you stop breathing and a second time, a bit later on, when somebody says your name for the last time.”

- Banksy
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With So Many New Websites and Apps About End of Life Cropping Up Each Day

Is anyone out there doing their homework?

Over the last 15 years I’ve witnessed the creation of many different websites aimed at new approaches around end of life. I’m not talking about basic websites with pragmatic information (like us.) No, I’m talking about high-tech, farther-reaching ideas. I’ve … Continue reading

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“Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.”

- Norman Cousins
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“Gone From My Sight” by Henry Jackson Van Dyke

Perfect funeral poem explores the meaning of loss and memory

The poem “Gone From My Sight” by Henry Van Dyke, a mid-19th century American poet, is an evocative and deceptively simple narrative about watching a ship sail out of a harbor into the vast, open sea. The poem opens: I … Continue reading

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Our Weekly Tip: Create Beads from Memorial Flowers

Turn memorial flowers into beautiful beads and jewelry as a way to remember and cherish your loved one

Our Tip of the Week: Flowers are a thoughtful and traditional way to cherish lost loved ones and grieve their departures. Floral arrangements have long been a way for guests at a memorial service to pay their respects and offer … Continue reading

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