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2018 - July - CDT - Helping Hands - Humor to Heal

Humor to Heal There is a scene in the movie Steel Magnolias where Sally Field’s character is leaving her daughter’s funeral and experiences several emotions in a few minutes. She is sad, angry, co...
By Jackie Hook
Wednesday, July 25, 2018

2018 - June - CDT - Learning to Live - Honoring Life

Honoring Life Before I began to work with Koch Funeral Home, I thought their work was about death. What I have learned since then is just the opposite. Their work is about honoring life. They hono...
By Jackie Hook
Sunday, June 24, 2018

2018 - May - Gazette - Nurturing. Where do you begin?

Nurturing, Where Do You Begin? The patriarch of a family I know recently died. He had been in declining health for a couple of years and near the end, his family courageously chose to bring him ho...
By Jackie Hook
Thursday, May 3, 2018

2018 - March - CDT - Helping Hands - Healing with Nature

Healing with Nature  Losses come in all shapes and sizes as does the healing that follows from them. One result of a loss is often a future you hadn’t expected. A few years ago, I was grievin...
By Jackie Hook
Wednesday, March 21, 2018

2018 - February - Gazette - Make it Matter

Make it Matter My husband and I attended the visitation for a family friend a few years ago. As we were greeting the family in the receiving line, I was struck by my interaction with our friend’s ...
By Jackie Hook
Thursday, February 22, 2018

2018 - February - Gazette - Remembering with Love

Remembering with Love Love. For yesterday’s celebration of Valentine’s Day, love was at its core. The Greeks had at least six different words to describe love: Agape – love extended to all Eros –...
By Jackie Hook
Thursday, February 15, 2018

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