Tag Archives: Mortality

In the Future, More Older Americans May Die Alone

Studies predict more Americans will both age and die alone

More American adults may die alone in the future, if recent studies are any indication. This would be largely due to the fact that Americans are much more independent nowadays compared to earlier generations. Roughly half of U.S. adults are … Continue reading

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“The Ivory Mirror” Exhibit Asks Students To Consider Death

Questions about mortality and self are important for young people to think about

A liberal arts college in New England is intentionally making its students think about death and their own mortality. Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, is currently hosting an art exhibition titled “The Ivory Mirror: The Art of Mortality in Renaissance Europe” … Continue reading

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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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