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June 24 2019

As we’ve been saying this month, grief companions come in many forms. In addition to humans, animals can be incredible companions for us on our grief journeys. I know our dog, Lady, helped us throu...
By Jackie Hook
Monday, June 24, 2019

August 5 2019 - Monday's Moments Gatherings

Change is Loss “Change is Loss” - Changes occur every day. All changes involve loss of some kind and the way we deal with small losses helps prepare us for bigger loses. At this gathering, we’ll t...
By Jackie Hook
Thursday, June 20, 2019

June 17 2019

At an education and support group I co-facilitated, we asked the participants to think about who had been the most supportive companions on their grief journeys. The answers came in many forms – fa...
By Jackie Hook
Monday, June 17, 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

June 10 2019

This week we continue with the theme, Grief. Companions Come in Many Forms.” I share with you now, Alan Wolfelt, Ph.D.’s 11 Tenets of Companioning the Bereaved: Companioning is about… Being pre...
By Jackie Hook
Monday, June 10, 2019

May 20, June 17, July 15, & August 19, 2019 - Death Café

Death Café Please join our monthly Death Café where we’ll drink coffee and tea, eat cake and discuss death. Our goal is to increase awareness to help us all make the most of our lives. Togeth...
By Jackie Hook
Tuesday, June 4, 2019

June 3 2019

Our theme this month is “Grief. Companions Come in Many Forms.” Alan Wolfelt, Ph.D., first introduced me to the concept of grief companions. As a spiritual director, the tenets of grief companionin...
By Jackie Hook
Monday, June 3, 2019

Previous Posts

July 8 2019 - Monday's Moments Gathering

Life goes on, how do you? You're invited to our July's Monday's Moments Complimentary Luncheon. When you lose a loved one, you know you've changed but the rest of the world doesn't always know tha...

Mother Nature

We send our support to all of those affected by the devastating storms!

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...

May 27 2019

The theme, “Loss. What Never Changes?” makes me think of the classic movie, The Wizard of Oz. After all kinds of loss, Dorothy learns that in order to return home, she doesn’t need the help of the ...

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...

May 20 2019

In order to help us embrace our brokenness and attend to what never changes in loss, it is important to find safe places and communities where our hidden wholeness is welcome.  Our Monday’s Mo...

May 16 2019 - Koch Staff Community Service

Koch Funeral Home staff members had a good experience assembling Jared Boxes! Thank you @thejaredbox for all of your help!