Tag Archives: Relationships

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: “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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Book Review: “The Five People You Meet in Heaven” by Mitch Albom

A man’s journey through heaven teaches readers the importance of a life cherished

Mitch Albom’s The Five People You Meet in Heaven reverses its order by starting with his protagonist’s (an elderly man) death on his own birthday. Then, he carefully intertwines the details of his life through each of his encounters with … Continue reading

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”My girlfriend’s weird. One day she asked me, ‘If you could know how and when you were going to die, would you want to know?’ I said, ‘No.’ She said, ‘Okay, forget it.'” — Steven Wright

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Speaking of Romantic Valentine’s Day Stories — it Starts With Sex and Then Love Kicks in

In the end we are left with the memories of the most romantic love letters ever

Oh yes, Valentine’s Day is this coming Thursday and I personally love this holiday. It’s allows us time to stop and express our heartstrings to those most important in our lives. It’s also a good time to share romantic Valentine’s … Continue reading

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‘Your Sister’s Sister’ explores personal ways of coping with loss

A film that explores grief, loss, death, and relationships

For a film that deals with the various angles of grief and loss, and delves into the depths of facing emotions and maintaining relationships, check out Your Sister’s Sister. Synopsis A year has passed since Jack’s brother’s untimely death sent … Continue reading

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