#MondaysMoments

December 14 2020

Several theories about grieving include the mourner’s need to search for meaning. Many of us know about Elisabeth Kübler-Ross’ five stages of grief – denial, anger, bargaining, depression and accep...
By Jackie Naginey Hook
Monday, December 14, 2020

December 7 2020

This month our theme is “Searching for Meaning.” I don’t know why, but I naturally search for meaning in most everything. When our previous home’s address was our daughter’s birth date, or when my ...
By Jackie Naginey Hook
Monday, December 7, 2020

November 30 2020

To close this month’s posts about “After Death,” I’ll share this excerpt from John O’Donohue’s book, Beauty: The Invisible Embrace. Do these words ring true for you? The dead are not distant or ab...
By Jackie Naginey Hook
Monday, November 30, 2020

November 23 2020

We all have beliefs about what happens after death. Many people I’ve companioned after losing a loved one shared stories with me of feeling a connection to their deceased beloveds. When I ask them ...
By Jackie Naginey Hook
Monday, November 23, 2020

November 16 2020

This week we’ll begin the virtual HEART Grief and Loss Support Program on Thursday, November 19 at 6:30 p.m. Individuals and couples who have experienced pregnancy and early infant loss are invited...
By Jackie Naginey Hook
Monday, November 16, 2020

November 9 2020

As we continue with our theme “After Death,” not only do we want to include remembering those who have died as we discussed last week, but we also want to discuss the importance of taking care of o...
By Jackie Naginey Hook
Monday, November 9, 2020

November 2 2020

This month our theme is “After Death.” Today is the final day of the Dia De Los Muertos celebration that celebrates the lives of the deceased. In some Christian denominations, today is also All Sou...
By Jackie Naginey Hook
Monday, November 2, 2020

Previous Posts

March 22 2021

A third difference between the masculine and feminine styles of grieving is the masculine wants to connect to the future while the feminine wants to connect with the past. The masculine wants to us...

March 15 2021

Another difference between the masculine and feminine styles of grieving is the masculine is private and quiet while the feminine is emotionally expressive and relationship-oriented. Unfortunately,...

March 8 2021

Continuing with our theme of “Masculine & Feminine Grieving,” one of the big differences between the two styles is the masculine is more active and the feminine is more interactive. Someone who...

March 1 2021

This month our theme is “Masculine & Feminine Grieving.” It is important to recognize that each of us is made up of a unique blend of masculine and feminine qualities. This blend affects how we...

February 22 2021

I leave you this month with the closing quote from my article: As we think about being courageous and listening to our hearts, consider these words from Henri Nouwen, a writer and Catholic priest:...

February 15 2021

Here is more of the “Heartfelt Support” article:             In one of our support series, we asked the group to think of the person who had been most supportive...

February 8, 2021

Continuing with my article about “Heartfelt Support:” Sometimes I’ve seen that courage lead to heartfelt decisions such as: Families bring loved ones home to spend their final days. A husband ...