Tag Archives: Unexpected Loss

Our Weekly Tip: Use Exercise to Cope with Sudden Loss

Physical activity may help you process emotions and diminish their intensity over time

Our Tip of the Week: Unexpected loss unleashes a torrent of emotions — shock and disbelief, anger, sadness, guilt, and remorse are just some of the feelings that survivors describe after the sudden death of someone they love. Although all loss … Continue reading

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Our Weekly Tip: A Unique Ceremonial Offering at a Funeral or Memorial Service

A beautiful way for guests to express their last words

  Our Tip of the Week: Jimmy and Jane Edmonds lost their son Josh in a car accident while Josh was on vacation in Vietnam. They were shattered at his unexpected loss. As part of their grieving process, they created their … Continue reading

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Close to Her Heart: One Daughter Wears Her Late Parents’ Wedding Rings in Their Memory

College student Lauren Lage-McAdams remembers her parents—who died within five months of each other—by wearing a necklace with both of their wedding rings on it

We all have different ways of commemorating our lost loved ones. Some people wear ashes, while others keep trinkets on themselves of the hair of their lost loved ones.  While some might find it comforting to carry the physical remnants of … Continue reading

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Why Doesn’t Everyone Go Through The Five Stages of Grief? An Interview with Dr. Paul Coleman, Part Two

Psychologist Dr. Paul Coleman talks about an alternative to the five stages and how spirituality helps people heal

Today, SevenPonds continues our two-part interview (read part one here) with Dr. Paul Coleman, a psychologist who recently wrote a book about loss called Finding Peace When Your Heart Is In Pieces: A Step-By-Step Guide to the Other Side of Grief, … Continue reading

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 Book Review: Carrie and Me: A Mother-Daughter Love Story by Carol Burnett

A mother’s touching tribute to her daughter who had so much life left in her when it was unexpectedly cut short by cancer

Many people think of Carol Burnett as a lively and beloved comedian and entertainer best known for her long-running variety show, “The Carol Burnett Show.” Few, however, know the intimate and intricate bond that she shared with her firstborn daughter, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Redefining what it means to be strong mentally and physically in the face of loss

A few weeks ago, I was very pleased to find a book had magically downloaded on my Kindle.  I forgot I’d preordered it months ago after reading Cheryl Strayed’s essay, “The Love of My Life.”  After her mother died suddenly … Continue reading

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