Tag Archives: talking about death

What Is “You’re Going to Die”?

An interview with the movement's founder, Ned Buskirk, Part One

Ned Buskirk is a writer, creator, educator and producer who lives and works in San Francisco, California. His most recent and most ambitious project to date is You’re Going to Die, (YG2D) a creative movement that brings people together at … Continue reading

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Suicidal Doctors: What Happens When Caretakers Need Help Themselves

In the wake of doctors committing suicide, hospitals focus on healing the healers

It’s easy to forget that doctors and nurses are people too. Like their ill patients, they get tired; they get hungry; they get frustrated; and they get discouraged. Working so closely with illness and death is a draining experience for … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendars: National Healthcare Decisions Day is April 16th

A nationwide initiative to help Americans plan for serious illness and end-of-life care

Saturday, April 16, 2016, is National Healthcare Decisions Day, a nationwide initiative to educate and empower the American public to make and communicate decisions about their future healthcare needs. Marked by events at healthcare facilities and public venues across the … Continue reading

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What Is It Like to Witness the Stages of Dying? An Interview with Sandra Fish

Author Sandra Fish shares her experience with watching a close friend go through the end of life

Today, SevenPonds speaks with Sandra Fish, an author currently based in Stinson Beach, CA. With experience as a hospice worker for Hospice by the Bay and the Zen House Project, she is very familiar with the stages of dying and has … Continue reading

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Kicking The Bucket: A Festival of Living and Dying

A two-week festival in Oxford contributes to the end-of-life conversation with a casual, refreshing celebration

At SevenPonds, we strive to open the conversation on death and dying—and we wholeheartedly support others who do the same. After all, we are just a part of a growing global community. This fall, Oxford-based Westmill Woodland Burial Ground is … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Facing the Final Mystery: A Guide to Discussing End-of-Life Issues” by Laura Larsen, RN

A guide to talking about death, dying and end-of-life issues

Facing The Final Mystery is by no means a book you read in a few sittings — nor does it simply live on your bookshelf. Larsen’s book is more of a consulting manual, especially regarding problems that are unique to … Continue reading

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