Tag Archives: Mortality

Bowing Out Gracefully

Is the key to a "good" death following your heart?

Each month Kathleen Clohessy, R.N., offers a new perspective on living with a terminal illness. Kathleen comes to SevenPonds with 25 years experience as a registered nurse caring for families and children facing life-threatening illness. She began her career in the … Continue reading

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“Strange Fruit (for David)” by Zoe Leonard Breathes New Life Into Death

Still Life tradition gets a makeover with this time-based memento mori installation

“Strange Fruit (for David)” by artist Zoe Leonard is as tender and fragile as it is innovative and…sometimes smelly. This installation comprises “Orange, banana, grapefruit, lemon, and avocado peels with thread, zippers, buttons, sinew, needles, plastic, wire, stickers, fabric, and trim … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Ultimate Journey” by Stanislav Grof, M.D.

Psychedelics-inspired overview of cross-cultural perspectives on death and the afterlife lends insight into human consciousness

What do psychedelic substances, rights of passage and fear of death have in common? A lot, according to Stanislav Grof, M.D. Grof is the author of “The Ultimate Journey: Consciousness and the Mystery of Death.” He has served as Chief … Continue reading

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“I don’t mind dying, the trouble is you feel so bloody stiff the next day!”

- George Axelrod
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Duality: Beth Lipman’s Glass Still Life

An artist considers the duality of life and death through the medium of glass

Death and mortality have long been a focal point for artists. And it’s no wonder, since life and death are inherent, and an intrinsic part of being human. Installation artist Beth Lipman works in a medium well-suited for considering mortality: glass. … Continue reading

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“A friend of mine stopped smoking, drinking, overeating, and chasing women — all at the same time. It was a lovely funeral.”

- Unknown
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