#MondaysMoments

January 30 2023

As we close this month’s theme of “Timeless Healing,” I leave you with a quote by Etty Hillesum. I think this quote speaks to the healing that takes place inside of ourselves outside of time and ti...
By Jackie Naginey Hook
Monday, January 30, 2023

January 23 2023

This month’s theme of “Timeless Healing” can be thought of in two ways. The one we’ve already discussed is that there is no prescribed timeline. Another is that healing can feel without time. In mo...
By Jackie Naginey Hook
Monday, January 23, 2023

January 16 2023

As we talk about this month’s theme of “Timeless Healing,” it’s important to understand what healing is. For me, healing is about moving toward wholeness. In their book On Grief and Grieving, Elisa...
By Jackie Naginey Hook
Monday, January 16, 2023

January 9 2023

Continuing with our theme of “Timeless Healing,” people often ask me how long grief should last. Unfortunately, there are no “shoulds.” Grief takes as long as it takes. Some people say that it neve...
By Jackie Naginey Hook
Monday, January 9, 2023

January 2 2023

This month our theme is “Timeless Healing.” For those of you grieving the loss of a loved one, today might be a relief. The winter holidays are over and you can now go back to your “regular” life. ...
By Jackie Naginey Hook
Monday, January 2, 2023

December 26 2022

To encourage you on the path to inner stillness, I’ll leave you with the poem “Prescription for the Disillusioned” by Rebecca del Rio.  Prescription for the Disillusioned Come new to this da...
By Jackie Naginey Hook
Monday, December 26, 2022

December 19 2022

When we find that inner stillness deep within, it doesn’t end there. It is from that place that we can live our lives more intentionally, even in our grief. Contemplation and action are linked like...
By Jackie Naginey Hook
Monday, December 19, 2022

Previous Posts

December 12 2022

Continuing with our theme of “Inner Stillness,” there are many paths of turning inward and finding inner stillness. As I mentioned last week, meditation is one path. In my 4-3-2-1-! on Hope, Healin...

December 5 2022

This month our theme is “Inner Stillness” For me, inner stillness is about contemplation. It’s about taking some deep breaths and going to the innermost part of me. It’s about letting go of thought...

November 28 2022

I think this “Talking to Grief” poem by Denise Levertov does a great job speaking about making grief your friend: TALKING TO GRIEF Ah, grief, I should not treat you like a homeless dog who comes ...

November 21 2022

Thanksgiving is this week. If you’re grieving the loss of a loved one, you might have mixed emotions about taking part in the festivities. I encourage you to create space for grief to be your frien...

November 14 2022

Thinking of our theme, “Is Grief Your Friend or Your Enemy?” I appreciate this quote by author C. S. Lewis when he was writing about the death of his wife, “And suddenly at the very moment when, so...

November 7 2022

This month our theme is “Is Grief Your Friend or Your Enemy?” I think for many of us grief feels like both -- it just depends on the moment. Initially when we’ve lost a loved one, grief may feel li...

October 31 2022

As we close out this month and its theme of “Harvesting Your Thoughts.” I want to share the David Whyte poem, “Start Close In.” While on the grief journey with its many thoughts and emotions, it ca...