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A SevenPonds Visitor Thanks Us

Letters like these are the inspiration that keep us going

To Our Readers, We are proud to share with you a letter (via email) from a visitor to our SevenPonds website. Sonia was inspired by the information we provide to help people like her and her family navigate the end of … Continue reading

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New Jersey Introduces Bill to Give Tax Credits to Organ Donors

The bill would give a $1,000 tax break to donors, living or dead

Two bills currently pending in the New Jersey legislature would provide tax credits of $1,000 to organ donors in the state, Politico reports. The bills also authorize tax credits of $100 for blood donors who donate at least four times … Continue reading

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Anthony Doerr’s “The Deep” Challenges Stereotypes Surrounding Terminal Illness

Doerr’s award winning short story emphasizes the importance of embracing all that life has to offer

While finishing up a contemporary short story class this semester, I came across a piece of fiction that has since nestled itself deeply into my consciousness. The story, which I found in Ben Marcus’s book “New American Stories,” is by American … Continue reading

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Our Monthly Tip: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Grief

Cognitive-behavioral therapy can provide relief for complicated grief and bereavement

Our Tip of the Month Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for complicated grief uses cognitive (thinking) and behavioral techniques (doing) to help clients cope more effectively with grief. It can be a powerful tool in the healing process, helping the client come … Continue reading

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Monday Hearts for Madalene

Page Hodel creates beautiful hearts as a tribute to lasting love

It’s an honor for SevenPonds to share with our readers the story of the Monday Hearts for Madalene project, a true account of the power of love in the midst of death.The project’s origins take us to 2005: the moment … Continue reading

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Facing Your Own Death

Can you really prepare now?

Because of my years of hospice experience, I have no fear of dying. And I want to believe I will know when it’s time to let go. But do we ever really know how we will respond? Can we really … Continue reading

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