#MondaysMoments

October 26 2020

I appreciate the words whole and wholeness. I think they more aptly describe what we all desire than the words well and wellness. Well and wellness seem to imply good mental, emotional and spiritua...
By Jackie Naginey Hook
Monday, October 26, 2020

October 19 2020

In the early years of HEART (Helping Empty Arms Recover Together), a support group for people who have experienced pregnancy and early infant loss, I led a series entitled “Searching for Wholeness ...
By Jackie Naginey Hook
Monday, October 19, 2020

October 12 2020

In our country, approximately one in four women experiences pregnancy and early infant loss. Many of the women, men, and families affected feel like they have to grieve alone because in our culture...
By Jackie Naginey Hook
Monday, October 12, 2020

October 5 2020

This month our theme is “Whole, But Not the Same.” On October 25, 1988, President Ronald Reagan declared October as National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. In his remarks he said, “When...
By Jackie Naginey Hook
Monday, October 5, 2020

September 28 2020

As I’ve been contemplating and writing about our theme of finding balance, I’ve also been looking for a new balance in my own life. For the first time in almost 26 years, it is just my husband and ...
By Jackie Naginey Hook
Monday, September 28, 2020

September 21 2020

Finding balance in our lives is important. It is when we are off balance that wholeness is harder to achieve.  Native American and Canada’s First Nations people use a concept that represents t...
By Jackie Naginey Hook
Monday, September 21, 2020

September 14 2020

As a child, I remember learning the lesson that losing balance was painful. It’s a vivid memory. I was taking gymnastic lessons in a building on the corner of Atherton Street and College Avenue. We...
By Jackie Naginey Hook
Monday, September 14, 2020

Previous Posts

September 7 2020

Happy Labor Day! Today as we honor workers, I hope you have the opportunity to consider this month’s theme, “Finding Balance.” How do you find balance in your life? For example, how do you find wor...

August 31 2020

Much of my work centers around dying, death and grief, and as you’ll see below in the third part of a piece I wrote for the August 6 through 12 Centre County Gazette, that work fills my soul - as d...

August 24 2020

Continuing below is the second part of a piece I wrote for the August 6 through 12 Centre County Gazette on this month’s theme of “What Fills Your Soul?” I’ve had the great privilege of being pres...

August 17 2020

As we continue discussing what fills our souls, over the next three weeks I’m going to share a piece I wrote on this theme that was printed in the August 6 through 12 Centre County Gazette: I love...

August 10 2020

We began last week by describing our soul as our blueprint, I also like to think of it as our hidden wholeness.  Theologian and physician, Albert Schweitzer said, “There is within each of us a...

August 3 2020

This month our theme is “What Fills Your Soul?” This is an important question to ask ourselves and one we often ignore in our everyday busyness. Maybe that’s partly because we aren’t sure what our ...

July 27 2020

I encourage you to create important rituals in your life. Not only the milestones like birthdays, graduations, weddings, funerals and holiday celebrations, but also the daily rituals that help you ...