Published Articles

2019 - Dec - Gazette - Humility

Humility With the New Year around the corner, many of us are looking at our lives and making resolutions to change things for the better. I’m a big fan of this type of process; a process life give...
By Jackie Hook
Thursday, December 26, 2019

2019 - Nov - Gazette - It's a Wonderful Life

  It's a Wonderful Life One of my all-time favorite movies is It’s a Wonderful Life! When I was a child, it was shown multiple times each holiday season and every time Zuzu said, “Look, Dadd...
By Jackie Hook
Thursday, November 28, 2019

2019 - Nov - CDT - Helping Hands - Family Traditions

Family Traditions Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday because for me it is “Christmas without the hype.” I love the focus on gratitude. I love family gathering around the dinner table. And I love ...
By Jackie Hook
Wednesday, November 27, 2019

2019 - Oct - Gazette - Time for Family, Time for Talk

Time for Family Time for Talk  When I was growing up, I looked forward to Halloween. Of course the excitement of costumes and candy was part of it. But another big piece was my mom’s embrace ...
By Jackie Hook
Thursday, October 31, 2019

2019 - Oct - CDT - Active Life - Healing with Love

Healing with Love I recently had a conversation with a friend about the draw of the woods. I explained that I feel them call to me, and when I enter I take a few deep breaths, taking in the fresh ...
By Jackie Hook
Sunday, October 6, 2019

2019 - Sept - Gazette - Burial or Cremation

Burial or Cremation  Before I worked with Koch Funeral Home, my husband and I occasionally had conversations about how we wanted our bodies cared for after death. He chose traditional burial ...
By Jackie Hook
Thursday, September 26, 2019

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

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2019 - Dec - Gazette - Humility

Humility With the New Year around the corner, many of us are looking at our lives and making resolutions to change things for the better. I’m a big fan of this type of process; a process life give...

2019 - Nov - Gazette - It's a Wonderful Life

  It's a Wonderful Life One of my all-time favorite movies is It’s a Wonderful Life! When I was a child, it was shown multiple times each holiday season and every time Zuzu said, “Look, Dadd...

2019 - Nov - CDT - Helping Hands - Family Traditions

Family Traditions Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday because for me it is “Christmas without the hype.” I love the focus on gratitude. I love family gathering around the dinner table. And I love ...

2019 - Oct - Gazette - Time for Family, Time for Talk

Time for Family Time for Talk  When I was growing up, I looked forward to Halloween. Of course the excitement of costumes and candy was part of it. But another big piece was my mom’s embrace ...

2019 - Oct - CDT - Active Life - Healing with Love

Healing with Love I recently had a conversation with a friend about the draw of the woods. I explained that I feel them call to me, and when I enter I take a few deep breaths, taking in the fresh ...

2019 - Sept - Gazette - Burial or Cremation

Burial or Cremation  Before I worked with Koch Funeral Home, my husband and I occasionally had conversations about how we wanted our bodies cared for after death. He chose traditional burial ...

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 ...