Tag Archives: Religion

How Can Caregivers Support Patients Without Suffering Themselves? An Interview with Judy Long, Part One

A hospital chaplain discusses how to both protect and open our hearts to loved ones

Today, SevenPonds speaks with Judy Long, an educator and chaplain at UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco. In her role as a chaplain, she communicates with patients, families, caregivers, physicians and nurses to find the best possible care plan. Judy … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion” by Sam Harris

A collection of philosophies on life and death

Religion plays a role in nearly every society around the world, answering many questions, including the ever-present, “What happens after death?” This is why atheists and agnostics often feel as though they’re left out of the conversation, isolated in their grief. … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Faith Link” by Max Fleury, MD

A doctor explores the influence of spirituality on one’s health -- and even one's lifespan

“The Faith Link: Scientific Proof That Your Belief Determines Your Health” (Charisma House, 2016) offers insights into the fascinating effects that one’s religious beliefs and spirituality can have on one’s health. The book’s author, the French Dr. Max Fleury, offers a valuable … Continue reading

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“Let’s be serious, isn’t every Friday ‘Good Friday?'”

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Last Rites: A Catholic Send-Off

A look at the religion's final prayer procession for the dying

Catholicism has never been number-shy in its teachings. Confess a sin? Ten Hail Marys. Looking to convert? Get ready for a slew of Sunday or Bible school classes, then 1. Baptism, 2. Confirmation, and 3. First Communion. If your list … Continue reading

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What is a Chaplain? An Interview with David Franzblau

David Franzblau talks about Chaplains and how they help those who are terminally ill.

Today, SevenPonds speaks with David Franzblau, a Chaplain currently working at Seton Medical Center in Daly City, California. He will answer a few of our questions about being a chaplain and will offer some tips that anyone can do. Gabriella: … Continue reading

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