Monday's Moments

April 22 2019

As you find your path by walking it, it is helpful to take light along the way. In the documentary Voices of Grief: Honoring the Sacred Journey, Paula D’Arcy says, “There are many lamps, there’s on...
By Jackie Hook
Monday, April 22, 2019

April 15 2019

There are as many ways through grief as there are people. To find your unique path by walking it, you allow yourself to grieve. Three skills that can help are: Noticing – Attending and surrender...
By Jackie Hook
Monday, April 15, 2019

April 8 2019

Just as we shared last week in Marilyn McEntyre’s “What to Do in the Darkness” poem, you find your path through grief by walking it. How do you do that? We each do it in our unique way by experienc...
By Jackie Hook
Monday, April 8, 2019

April 1 2019

Our theme this month is “Find the path by walking it.” The idea for this theme came from a poem entitled “What to Do in the Darkness” by Marilyn McEntyre: Go slowly Consent to it But don't wallow ...
By Jackie Hook
Monday, April 1, 2019

March 25 2019

Death. Makes Life Real. Not long ago I attended the memorial service for a sweet, loving elder in our community. While there I spoke to a wise member of clergy about safe places for people to take ...
By Jackie Hook
Monday, March 25, 2019

March 18 2019

People often ask me how I can do the work I do. They believe that spending time with people who have lost a loved one would be depressing. Just the opposite is true for me. Life becomes very real f...
By Jackie Hook
Monday, March 18, 2019

March 11 2019

The search for meaning that accompanies a death can cause us to question all kinds of things, like our spirituality, faith and philosophy of life. The “How?” and “Why?” questions are important yet ...
By Jackie Hook
Monday, March 11, 2019

Previous Posts

March 4 2019

Our theme this month is “Death. Makes Life Real.” Losing someone we love changes so many things. One of the needs of mourners is to search for meaning. Please join us next week at Monday’s Mom...

February 25 2019

To close out this month of discussing how love heals and is celebrated, I’m going to share these words from the What’s Your Grief? website: Grief is love and the confusion caused by not knowing ho...

February 18 2019

This month we’ve spoken about how love heals and is celebrated as we remember our loved ones and care for ourselves. This week, we’re going to talk about recognizing how loss teaches us to love. Wh...

February 11 2019

Love Heals. Love is Celebrated.  Last week we spoke about how love heals as we remember with love and yesterday we celebrated that at our Remembering with Love: A Ceremony Honoring Your Loved ...

February 4 2019

Our theme this month is Love Heals. Love is Celebrated.  If you’re grieving the loss of a loved one, one way love heals is by remembering with love. To that end, we hope you join us this Sunda...

January 28 2019

The fifth and final preferred way for grievers to receive support is Experiencing Physical Touch. These people benefit from hugs, walks alongside one another and leaning in conversations. Always re...

January 21 2019

We’re continuing with a third preferred way to support grievers who have the love language of Hearing Words of Affirmation. For these people, kind words of encouragement are helpful. These words ar...