March 14 2022

As we continue with the topic of “Feeding Your Soul,” grief touches our souls and transforms us. This transformation takes energy so feeding all of our dimensions – physical, cognitive, emotional a...
By Jackie Naginey Hook
Monday, March 14, 2022

March 7 2022

This month our theme is “Feeding Your Soul.” I’m a big believer in French philosopher and paleontologist Pierre Teilhard de Chardin’s quote, “We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. ...
By Jackie Naginey Hook
Monday, March 7, 2022

February 28 2022

I leave you this month with a powerful quote about stories of the heart from author and physician Lissa Rankin, M.D.: Because telling your story—while being witnessed with loving attention by othe...
By Jackie Naginey Hook
Monday, February 28, 2022

February 21 2022

As we continue to discuss the powers of sharing our stories of the heart, below are four more: Their ability to provide metaphors for us – Stories can become metaphors for our life circumstances...
By Jackie Naginey Hook
Monday, February 21, 2022

February 14 2022

Here are the first five powers of sharing our stories of the heart: Their ability to arouse strong emotions – We heal best when we’re powerfully engaged. When genuine emotions heat up and come t...
By Jackie Naginey Hook
Monday, February 14, 2022

February 7 2022

This month our theme is “Stories of the Heart.” I’m continually surprised by the healing power of sharing our stories of the heart. I see it time and time again as I facilitate support gatherings f...
By Jackie Naginey Hook
Monday, February 7, 2022

January 31 2022

Here’s a poem by David Whyte I like to share about nurturing one step at a time: Start close in, don’t take the second step or the third, start with the first  thing  close in,  the...
By Jackie Naginey Hook
Monday, January 31, 2022

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June 20 2022

Last week we began to embrace the journey by beginning to explore our grief with the question, what really matters? This week we’ll explore more by carrying a light with us. One of my spiritual dir...

June 13 2022

As we continue our discussion of “Embrace the Journey,” let’s explore ways to help us through the wilderness of grief. A helpful place to start is with the word explore. According to www.britannica...

June 6 2022

This month our theme is “Embrace the Journey.” Embracing the grief journey might feel counterintuitive. ​Grief​ is painful and why would we want to embrace it? As Robert Frost once wrote, “The best...

May 30 2022

I wish you a Memorial Day full of meaningful moments and comforting memories. As George Eliot said, “Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them.”

May 23 2022

When I think about rebirth after loss, this David Whyte poem comes to my mind: When your eyes are tired the world is tired also. When your vision has gone, no part of the world can find you. Tim...

May 16 2022

Just as last week I described my rebirths after loss, I also have the privilege of carrying with me the stories of many others’ rebirths. For example, one widow who realized for the first time that...

May 9 2022

As we talk more about “Rebirth after Loss,” I want to share the rebirths my husband and I experienced during and after our six pregnancy losses. At one point on our journey, we were asked to share ...