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January 20 2020

In one education and support group I co-facilitate, we ask the participants to think of the person who is most supportive of them on their grief journey. Almost every group member chooses someone w...
By Jackie Hook
Monday, January 20, 2020

February 17, 2020 - Leaning to Live: What's Your Story? & State of the Story

My Life Re-Launched Learning to Live: What’s Your Story? and State of the Story present an evening of Moth-style storytelling about how loss can propel us into new and surprising places. Adm...
By Dar Bellissimo
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

January 13 2020

If I had recently lost a loved one and a friend said to me, “You got this!” I’m not sure I would appreciate it. With grief, it can help to hold it inside a supportive community where we can release...
By Jackie Hook
Monday, January 13, 2020

January 6 2020

This month our theme is “You Got This!” That might seem to be an odd theme when discussing the grief we feel after losing loved ones, because that grief can feel like “we don’t have this.” It can f...
By Jackie Hook
Monday, January 6, 2020

January 27, 2020 - International Holocaust Day

Today we honor the millions of victims of the Holocaust and Naziism and work to prevent such tragedies from ever happening again.
By Dar Bellissimo
In News
Monday, January 6, 2020

December 30 2019

As 2019 comes to an end and we get ready to start a new year, I invite you to include a practice of gratitude in your day. Some people write down five things they’re grateful for. Some even decide ...
By Jackie Hook
Monday, December 30, 2019

February 9 2020 - Remembering with Love Ceremony

As George Eliot said, “Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them.” Your love lives on and will be recognized as we share a tribute video of those who died and were cared for by Ko...
By Jackie Hook
Monday, December 30, 2019

Previous Posts

January 22 2020 - The Grief Project

The Grief Project  WPSU's Grief Project launches on January 22! The Grief Project is a new public service media project with philanthropic support and outreach collaborati...

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...

December 23 2019

I often say that grief and gratitude are two sides of the same coin, although, no one says it better than Kahlil Gibran: “The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contai...

January 20, 2020 - Martin Luther King Day

Today we honor Martin Luther King, Jr., and remember his wise words: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."

February 3 2020 - Monday's Moments Gathering

Whispers of the Heart After losing a loved one, we use terms like brokenhearted. Even when our hearts are broken, they still whisper to us. At this gathering, we’ll discuss how to listen to our he...

December 16 2019

When I work with people who have lost a loved one, they are acutely aware of the impact one person has on others. They experience the loss of that every day. With our December theme of “It’s a Wond...

January 22 2020 - A Will for the Woods - Documentary Film

A Will for the Woods Please join F. Glenn Fleming and Jackie Naginey Hook as they participate in the panel discussion following PSU Sustainability Institute's showing of "A Will for the Woods." C...