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January 2018

Our Hearts Are with Santa Barbara California We are holding all the victims, first responders and communities affected by the Santa Barbara California mudslides in our thoughts. Healing is needed ...
By Dar Bellissimo
In News
Wednesday, January 17, 2018

January 15 2018

This week we’ll look at the first H of this month’s theme, hugs. Hugs are a wonderful way to communicate love and care. In addition, studies have found hugs help make us healthy. When someone is gr...
By Jackie Hook
Monday, January 15, 2018

February 5 2018

Monday's Moment Gathering ~ Share Your Heart. Join us for a Helping Grieving Hearts Heal complimentary luncheon gathering where we'll talk about how to "Share Your Heart" – Deep within o...
By Jackie Hook
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

January 8 2018

Our theme for January is Hugs, Hang Around, and Hush. These words came from Doug Manning’s book entitled, The Funeral: A Chance to Touch, A Chance to Serve, A Chance to Heal.  In it he says, “...
By Jackie Hook
Monday, January 8, 2018

January 8 2018

Hugs, Hang Around & Hush - A Monday's Moment Gathering  Join us for a Helping Grieving Hearts Heal complimentary luncheon gathering where we'll talk about how to companion ...
By Jackie Hook
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

January 1 2018

Wishing you beautiful moments and treasured memories in the New Year!
By Dar Bellissimo
In News
Monday, January 1, 2018

January 1 2018

I hope you have a meaningful New Years! I know for some of you who lost loved ones, you’re simply glad the holidays are almost over and you’ve said goodbye to 2017.  For others, you like what ...
By Jackie Hook
Monday, January 1, 2018

Previous Posts

January 7 2017

6th Annual Mack Brady Memorial Soccer Clinic In honor of their son, the Brady family is  hosting the 6th Annual Mack Brady Memorial Soccer Clinic  with Penn State Men's Soccer....

December 25 2017

For those of you of the Christian tradition, I hope you have a meaningful Christmas today. I know not everyone feels joyful on this day. If you’re mourning, I encourage you to allow your grief and ...

December 18 2017

Below is more information about What Silence Teaches Us? from my article in the 2017 Fall Issue of Centered magazine. And not surprisingly, science supports silence’s benefits. Although there are ...

December 11 2017

I continue with my thoughts about Silence. What Does It Teach Us? In the Christian tradition, John of the Cross said, “Silence is God’s first language.” There is a power to silence. In my roles as...

December 4 2017

Our theme for December is Silence. What Does It Teach Us? I recently wrote an article about this for the 2017 Fall Issue of Centered magazine. I will share it with you here over the next couple of ...

November 27 2017

Last spring I sat in a circle of elders as we took turns answering questions from the Have the Talk of a Lifetime deck of cards. The cards posed questions such as: What words of wisdom would you pa...

November 20 2017

I’ve had the privilege of working with families who have had the Talk of a Lifetime type conversations. In particular, I think of one family who recorded their patriarch’s response to the question,...