We are a private, for-profit startup company seeking to provide information and resources for those involved in an end-of-life experience. We are not affiliated with the funeral industry in any way except through association.
SevenPonds promotes a healthy attitude towards the process of death by encouraging a meaningful experience that is in harmony with the environment. We are a contemporary resource for those who wish to celebrate memory and personalize the end-of-life. At SevenPonds, we believe that cremation and natural burial are the new traditions.
Our company seeks to create an inclusive, comfortable national dialogue about death, and to eliminate its condition as the “last taboo.” We strive to build a trustworthy community of sharing and comfort, and to meet the needs of all those touched by death.
We are a close-knit group of professionals working to provide our customers with the tools they need to cope with a highly difficult phase of life. We are constantly seeking to expand our vision to encompass all phases, expressions, and levels of end-of-life, and we hope to consistently provide our customers with helpful, up-to-date information, and to inform them about useful end-of-life developments, events, and service providers in their area. You can read about our team on our About Us page.
Not long ago our founder Suzette Sherman was searching for a meaningful business concept, something beyond material and aesthetics. When her grandparents passed away, Suzette started thinking about death and dying. Their deaths were less than one year apart, and Suzette was struck by the healthiness of their attitudes, their acceptance in facing the unknown. She began to research end-of-life further, its various manifestations in business, the American public's perception of their own mortality — she found that she'd stumbled upon an industry that was at once pervasive, and ill-understood, and discovered an ongoing evolution in the way we think about death, what she calls "a shifting attitude... towards a more contemporary way of thinking, a more modern approach to death and dying." She wanted to contribute to this dialogue, to make it more open, more comfortable, and to empower her clients and future users in their end-of-life experiences.
We intend to comprehensively provide all the professional local resources and vendor services that someone experiencing a death or dying might need.
We constantly strive to select vendors and services that our consumers can rely on for a high quality and trustworthy experience. We will soon provide a comments area for each of our vendors. We welcome any concerns you may have about our vendors' performance. Please, do not hesitate to let us know if you are unhappy with the service you receive.
SevenPonds Local Resources currently cater primarily to those in the San Francisco Bay Area, but we expect to expand significantly, and to eventually offer the same resources and connections to communities across the U.S. Our information library about death, and our conversations on the subject, are meant for any interested persons throughout the country.
The SevenPonds Network is a group of SevenPonds Certified Associates who have been thoroughly screened and referenced, to ensure that our customers receive the best end-of-life experience that they can have.
We encourage our customers to contact us, by e-mail or phone, if you have any problems whatsoever either a SevenPonds Local Resources service providers or a SevenPonds Network Associate. Someone here at SevenPonds will address the problem as quickly as possible.
Before & After Death is SevenPonds’ core information library addressing our customers' before & after death needs. We are constantly developing, updating, and expanding our content, and we are always searching for another topic that we can better explain. If you’d like to make a suggestion for future subject matter, feel free to contact us.
Our team is very passionate about this subject matter, and we truly have an interest in end-of-life issues. We cull our information from a number of sources: books, articles, trade journals, and experts in the field. All of our information is reviewed and thoroughly fact checked.
SevenPonds strives to include our users in the modern end-of-life dialogue, and we encourage you to engage us if you believe any of our facts or information to be incorrect or in need of improvement. Feel free to contact our content editor at email@example.com.
SevenPonds sees death and dying as a communal experience, which will touch each of us at one time or another, and each of us in a different way. Therefore, we'd love to hear from you. We welcome all subject matter suggestions you may have.
Again, we are open to your feedback, concerns, tips, or suggestions, and if you think of a topic or issue we have failed to consider, please let us know.
If you have a story about an end-of-life experience, we'd love to hear it. Please, e-mail us, at firstname.lastname@example.org, and our blog writer will contact you for an interview.
SevenPonds does not accept submissions from contributors. Apologies.
We are actively seeking as many viewpoints, opinions, and philosophies as possible. If you are an industry expert or a professional in the end-of-life field and you wish to share your expertise with us, chances are we would be happy to schedule an interview. Please e-mail our blog writer at email@example.com.