Monday's Moments

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...
By Jackie Hook
Monday, January 28, 2019

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...
By Jackie Hook
Monday, January 21, 2019

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

Previous Posts

May 6 2019

Our theme this month is “Loss. What Never Changes?” In the Voices of Grief: Honoring the Sacred Journey documentary we share in the community, author, retreat leader, and speaker, Paula D’Arcy, tal...

April 29 2019

Last week I asked you where you find light, your light that helps you find the path by walking it. An instructor in my spiritual direction training, Nancy Bieber, talks about carrying a lantern as ...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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 ...