Published Articles

2019 - Aug - Gazette - Thankful, Thoughtful, Tuesdays

Thankful, Thoughtful Tuesdays With my work, I get into all kinds of conversations about dying, death and grief. One was with a woman who described a beautiful living funeral she was a part of for ...
By Jackie Hook
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

2019 - Aug - CDT - Learning to Live - Understanding the Relationship between Change and Grief

Understanding the Relationship between Change and Grief In my work with Koch Funeral Home, we choose monthly themes, and then I write blog posts corresponding with that theme. Last year when we ch...
By Jackie Hook
Tuesday, August 27, 2019

2019 - July - Gazette - Three Important Lessons

Three Important Lessons As I’ve worked around dying, death and grief, I’ve learned three important lessons: you’re not alone, community matters and storytelling heals. These messages consistently ...
By Jackie Hook
Thursday, July 25, 2019

2019 - June - Gazette - Transition

Transitions Transitions have been on my mind a lot lately. Transitions mean changes and all changes, even positive ones, involve loss. Much of my work is about companioning people through changes ...
By Jackie Hook
Thursday, June 27, 2019

2019 - June - CDT - Helping Hands - Monday's Moments Complimentary Luncheons

Monday's Moment's Complimentary Luncheons Assurance that I always have someone to talk to. Comforted. A great deal of support. A safe place to share. Peaceful. Wrapped in a security blanket. These...
By Jackie Hook
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

2019 - May - Gazette - Authenticity in Life and Death

Authenticity in Life and Death When I was training with The International End of Life Doula Association we did a fair amount of role playing. Sometimes I was the end-of-life doula and sometimes th...
By Jackie Hook
Thursday, May 30, 2019

2019 - May - The Daily News - Huntingdon

Death Cafés Each spring I am surprised by the vivid colors that appear in the plants and trees. You would think that having experienced many Pennsylvania springs in my lifetime, I would be used to...
By Jackie Hook
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Previous Posts

2019 - Aug - Gazette - Thankful, Thoughtful, Tuesdays

Thankful, Thoughtful Tuesdays With my work, I get into all kinds of conversations about dying, death and grief. One was with a woman who described a beautiful living funeral she was a part of for ...

2019 - Aug - CDT - Learning to Live - Understanding the Relationship between Change and Grief

Understanding the Relationship between Change and Grief In my work with Koch Funeral Home, we choose monthly themes, and then I write blog posts corresponding with that theme. Last year when we ch...

2019 - July - Gazette - Three Important Lessons

Three Important Lessons As I’ve worked around dying, death and grief, I’ve learned three important lessons: you’re not alone, community matters and storytelling heals. These messages consistently ...

2019 - June - Gazette - Transition

Transitions Transitions have been on my mind a lot lately. Transitions mean changes and all changes, even positive ones, involve loss. Much of my work is about companioning people through changes ...

2019 - June - CDT - Helping Hands - Monday's Moments Complimentary Luncheons

Monday's Moment's Complimentary Luncheons Assurance that I always have someone to talk to. Comforted. A great deal of support. A safe place to share. Peaceful. Wrapped in a security blanket. These...

2019 - May - Gazette - Authenticity in Life and Death

Authenticity in Life and Death When I was training with The International End of Life Doula Association we did a fair amount of role playing. Sometimes I was the end-of-life doula and sometimes th...

2019 - May - The Daily News - Huntingdon

Death Cafés Each spring I am surprised by the vivid colors that appear in the plants and trees. You would think that having experienced many Pennsylvania springs in my lifetime, I would be used to...