Monday's Moments

January 14 2019

How Do You Speak Grief? As we discussed last week, based on Dr. Gary Chapman’s five love languages, Dr. Alan Wolfelt believes we each have one of five preferred ways for others to support us in our...
By Jackie Hook
Monday, January 14, 2019

January 7 2019

Our theme this month is How Do You Speak Grief? According to Dr. Gary Chapman, author of The Five Love Languages book, we each feel most loved by others in one of these five ways: Receiving Gift...
By Jackie Hook
Monday, January 7, 2019

December 31 2018

We wish you a Happy New Year’s Eve! As you navigate this holiday, here are the P’s of our BERP tips: Plan ahead with several options Participate or Pass, it’s your choice and only for now, it c...
By Jackie Hook
Monday, December 31, 2018

December 24, 2018

For those of you celebrating, Merry Christmas Eve! For those of you grieving a loved one, we hope you find some Meaningful Moments and make new Memories today. To help you find healing, we’ll conti...
By Jackie Hook
Monday, December 24, 2018

December 17 2018

Moving to the E of the BERP Tips for healing through the holidays we have: Expect hope, love, light and life to appear, if only briefly, AND different experiences for yourself and others Setti...
By Jackie Hook
Monday, December 17, 2018

December 10 2018

As we continue with our theme of Meaningful Memories and Moments, we’ll begin with the B of the BERP tips to remember through the holidays: Balance grieving and participating with life AND havin...
By Jackie Hook
Monday, December 10, 2018

December 3 2018

Our theme this month is Meaningful Memories and Moments! When you’ve lost a loved one, the holiday season can be challenging. You think about the Meaningful Memories and Moments you had with your l...
By Jackie Hook
Monday, December 3, 2018

Previous Posts

November 26 2018

Tomorrow is National Day of Giving. #GivingTuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back. On the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, charities, families, businesses, community centers and students aroun...

November 19 2018

A counselor ed class of Penn State graduate students recently spent a couple of hours asking one another meaningful questions such as: What is something very few people know about you? Did your her...

November 12 2018

From All Hallows’ Eve, Halloween, All Saints’ Day, All Souls’ Day, and Día de los Muertos, through Veterans Day, World Kindness Day, Thanksgiving, National Day of Listening and National Day of Givi...

November 5 2018

Our theme this month is Conversations Count: Time for Family, Time for Talk! November is Time for Family, Time for Talk month. The Funeral and Memorial Council (FAMIC) created this event to encoura...

October 29 2018

Not only do we want to consider our own legacies, but we want to honor the legacies of our deceased loved ones too. Below are a few ideas: Light a candle. Make a quilt out of their old clothes....

October 22 2018

We often get caught up in our day-to-day lives and neglect thinking about legacies, including making sure our loved ones know how we feel about them. Stanford University created the Letter Project ...

October 15 2018

According to Allianz Insurance, legacies include four pillars:  values and life lessons; instructions and wishes to be fulfilled; personal possessions of emotional value; and financial assets ...