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January 16 2017

Living now and allowing change (our January theme) is about being present and letting go. When we’re talking about allowing major changes, those you didn’t ask for and/or want, like the death of a ...
By Jackie Hook
Monday, January 16, 2017

January 9 2017

Last week we started discussing our theme for this month, Live Now…Allow Change. What does that mean? It means that to live in the present moment, you need to allow change in your life. Change is a...
By Jackie Hook
Monday, January 9, 2017

January 2 2017

On this, the second day of the New Year, I’m happy to share our January theme, Live Now…Allow Change. New Years is a perfect time to practice this. Allow yourself to embrace the New Year and all th...
By Jackie Hook
Monday, January 2, 2017

Has community service been a part of your life?

Has community service been a part of your life? “Service to humanity is the best work of life. I’ve spent my life doing it and would rather work for the benefit of others than anything else. A goo...
By F. Glenn Fleming & John "Jay" Herrington
Thursday, December 29, 2016

December 26 2016

My husband and I lost our first six pregnancies. During those years, the holidays were sometimes hard. One year around that time, a box arrived at our door. Inside were all the angel ornaments my m...
By Jackie Hook
Monday, December 26, 2016

December 19 2016

I think one of the most important things to remember if you’re grieving at this time of year is honor what you’re feeling. I worked with a couple who lost their infant twins. After this loss, Decem...
By Jackie Hook
Monday, December 19, 2016

December 11 2016

I’ve had the honor of companioning people on their grief journeys at this time of year and have found some helpful tips for navigating the holiday season: Have a plan. Keep it simple. Lower yo...
By Jackie Hook
Monday, December 12, 2016

Previous Posts

December 5 2016

Our December theme is Memories and accomplishments without you, is this possible? If this is the holiday season for you and you’ve lost a loved one, you might be wondering how you are going to cope...

November 28 2016

Kahlil Gibran, an artist, poet, and writer, shared some of his wisdom about grief and gratitude in these words: When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that wh...

November 21 2016

In addition to Time for Family, Time for Talk  this month, we are also paying attention to Grief and Gratitude: Can these emotions be linked?  Have you found this to be true? I have in a ...

November 14 2016

Recently I facilitated a group conversation using questions from the Time for Family, Time for Talk materials. We shared our thoughts about the questions, “What song best reflects you and your life...

November 7 2016

November is Time for Family, Time for Talk month – a time to have conversations about what matters most. With the holidays approaching, I encourage you to check out the resources on the Koch Funera...

October 31 2016

And here is the conclusion to the story, “Why Death is Like the Banana Tree” from the book The Moon in the Well Wisdom Tales to Transform Your Life, Family, and Community by Erica Helm Meade and Da...

October 24 2016

I’ll close this month’s discussion of how mentioning death can help us care for ourselves by sharing a wisdom tale from Madagascar called “Why Death is Like the Banana Tree” from the book The Moon ...