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June 29 2020

I want to leave this month’s theme of “How Do You Calm Yourself?” with a poem written by author and retreat leader Kent Ira Groff and entitled, "There & Here:" You can't get there from here. O...
By Jackie Naginey Hook
Monday, June 29, 2020

July - Bereaved Parents Awareness Month

Bereaved Parents Month is meant to help us recognize and support parents who have lost a child. Below ⬇ is a resource that may be helpful to you or your family. https://www.bereavedparentsusa.org/...
By Dar Bellissimo
In News
Friday, June 26, 2020

2020 - June - Gazette - #BePresentWithKoch

#BePresentWithKoch Presence is important in so many ways. I’ve heard countless stories of loved ones waiting for a particular someone to be present with them before they died. I’ve also heard stor...
By Dar Bellissimo
Thursday, June 25, 2020

June 26 2020 - Take Your Dog to Work Day

We hope you enjoy today's Take Your Dog to Work Day!
By Dar Bellissimo
In News
Tuesday, June 23, 2020

#BePresentWithKoch

In this series, we will discuss the importance of being present in everyday life. We also acknowledge being present in the challenging, and what can be meaningful, transformative life experiences a...
By Dar Bellissimo
In News
Monday, June 22, 2020

June 22 2020

When we look to the past, we can sometimes feel regret and when we look to the future, we can feel anxiety. But if we come into the present, the regrets and anxiety aren’t there. We have the moment...
By Jackie Naginey Hook
Monday, June 22, 2020

June 19 2020 - Juneteenth

Today we celebrate Juneteenth, the commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States!
By Dar Bellissimo
In News
Friday, June 19, 2020

Previous Posts

#BePresentWithKoch Introduction

Welcome to the the new monthly #BePresentWithKoch series          Hi, I’m Jackie Naginey Hook, a spiritual director, celebrant and end-of-life doula and...

August 3 2020 - #MondaysMoments Gathering

What Fills Your Soul? This will be held as a virtual gathering. When we are grieving, we sometimes lose sight of what fills our souls. Grief can create a layer that keeps us from connecting with ...

July 20 2020 - A Virtual Death Café

Death Café - A Virtual Gathering This will be held as a virtual gathering. Please join us in the comfort of your own home for our monthly Death Café. You can sip on coffee and tea, eat ...

June 15 2020

If you google, “how do you calm yourself,” you will find many lists of ideas. For me, I default to a spiritual practice created by Mary Mrozowski entitled Welcoming Prayer. This is something I do w...

June 14 2020 - Flag Day

Today, Flag Day is the anniversary of the adoption of the Stars and Stripes as the official US flag in 1777.

June 8 2020

Another important point about our theme “How Do You Calm Yourself?” is the need to take care of yourself so that your body, mind and spirit are best equipped to deal with stressors and anxiety. Whe...

June 7 2020 - National Cancer Survivors Day

As it says on their website, National Cancer Survivors Day® is a CELEBRATION for those who have survived, an INSPIRATION for those recently diagnosed, a gathering of SUPPORT for families, and ...