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Thoughts & Prayers for the Carolinas

Hurricane Florence Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those affected by Hurricane Florence. We encourage you to help in any way you can.
By Dar Bellissimo
In News
Monday, September 17, 2018

September 17 2018

Planning Ahead for your own end of life and death involves all dimensions of your life – physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.  The physical involves how you want to Live now. The emotion...
By Jackie Hook
Monday, September 17, 2018

September 10 2018

Our theme this month is Plan Ahead. When I talk to groups about planning ahead for our own deaths, some people’s eyes get big and their heels start tapping – it is a topic that makes them uncomfort...
By Jackie Hook
Monday, September 10, 2018

Jackie Hook Presents at NFDA 2018

Jackie Hook presents at NFDA 2018 The countdown is on until Jackie presents at the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Sunday, October 14. She'll b...
By Dar Bellissimo
In News
Friday, September 7, 2018

September 18 2018 - Video Post

On Tuesday, September 4th, 16 of us gathered at the Courtyard Marriott to have lunch and discuss how to plan ahead! Not only did we have the chance to support one another, we got to talk about what...
By Jackie Hook
Tuesday, September 4, 2018

September 3 2018

Happy Labor Day! This day was created to recognize and honor the many ways workers have helped with the well-being of our country. I so appreciate national holidays - with the government’s “permiss...
By Jackie Hook
Monday, September 3, 2018

October 8 2018

Monday's Moments Gathering ~ Honoring Legacies When a loved one dies, their legacy lives on. How do you want to honor that legacy? Often when considering this, you begin to think about your own le...
By Jackie Hook
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Previous Posts

October 6 2018

Retreat - Healing with Love  When you’ve lost a loved one, healing happens best when done with love. This retreat will be time set aside to be gentle with yourself, open your heart to the hea...

August 27 2018

At times, people feel guilty for their laughter thinking they should only be feeling pain and sorrow. I invite these people to look to children as their teachers. A child can move from sadness to l...

Our Hearts are Heavy - Jacksonville, FL

Jacksonville, Florida Our hearts are heavy over the tragic shooting in Jacksonville, Florida. We encourage you to help in whatever ways you are able. 

Department of Health

Department of Health Increases Cost of Death Certificates On Tuesday, August 21, the Department of Health increased the cost of certified death certificates obtained through local registrars from ...

August 20 2018

It is my experience that many people are able to laugh, even right after a death. When I sit with family members and hear stories of their loved ones’ lives, laughter is often part of the sharing. ...

August 13 2018

Continuing with our theme of Humor to Help Heal, laughter has been used in Healing for centuries. The Ancient Greeks employed clowns in Hippocrates time. And today studies show that laughter: reduc...

2018 - August - Gazette - Plan Ahead

Plan Ahead In March of 2017, a group of us sat in a circle together at the Bellefonte Senior Resource Center and talked about death. We talked about the history of our perceptions about death. We ...