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April 22 2019

As you find your path by walking it, it is helpful to take light along the way. In the documentary Voices of Grief: Honoring the Sacred Journey, Paula D’Arcy says, “There are many lamps, there’s on...
By Jackie Hook
Monday, April 22, 2019

April 15 2019

There are as many ways through grief as there are people. To find your unique path by walking it, you allow yourself to grieve. Three skills that can help are: Noticing – Attending and surrender...
By Jackie Hook
Monday, April 15, 2019

WE MISS YOU, Wayne!

A very heartfelt thank you to Wayne Bicehouse for his many years of service as a funeral home assistant! We miss you, Wayne!
By Dar Bellissimo
In News
Monday, April 8, 2019

April 8 2019

Just as we shared last week in Marilyn McEntyre’s “What to Do in the Darkness” poem, you find your path through grief by walking it. How do you do that? We each do it in our unique way by experienc...
By Jackie Hook
Monday, April 8, 2019

We're Grateful!

We're grateful to Voices of Grief and the Celebrant Foundation & Institute!
By Dar Bellissimo
In News
Monday, April 1, 2019

April 1 2019

Our theme this month is “Find the path by walking it.” The idea for this theme came from a poem entitled “What to Do in the Darkness” by Marilyn McEntyre: Go slowly Consent to it But don't wallow ...
By Jackie Hook
Monday, April 1, 2019

2019 - March - Gazette - Death Café

Death Café In November 1789, Benjamin Franklin wrote these words, “…but, in this world, nothing is certain except death and taxes.” These two certainties will be spotlighted on April 15, 2019, wit...
By Jackie Hook
Friday, March 29, 2019

Previous Posts

May 6 2019 - Monday's Moments Gatherings

Monday's Moments Gatherings Author Elizabeth Gilbert once said, "The universe buries strange jewels deep within us all, and then stands back to see if we can find them." Those strange jewels are t...

March 25 2019

Death. Makes Life Real. Not long ago I attended the memorial service for a sweet, loving elder in our community. While there I spoke to a wise member of clergy about safe places for people to take ...

March 18 2019

People often ask me how I can do the work I do. They believe that spending time with people who have lost a loved one would be depressing. Just the opposite is true for me. Life becomes very real f...

April 28 2019 - Centre County - Out of the Darkness Walk

Out of the Darkness  One person dies by suicide every four hours on average in Pennsylvania. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention wants to reduce this number. The Out of the Darknes...

April 27 2019 - Moving Towards Harmony

Moving Towards Harmony Harmony at State College invites you to this informative presentation by Certified Senior Move Manager and Downsizing expert, Bridget Donnelly of Donnelly's Estate Liquidati...

March 11 2019

The search for meaning that accompanies a death can cause us to question all kinds of things, like our spirituality, faith and philosophy of life. The “How?” and “Why?” questions are important yet ...

Congratulations Merle!

Merle is celebrating 20 years with Koch Funeral Home! The staff surprised him with a dinner at the Spruce Creek Tavern.