Kitchen Table Quarterly | Remote Mourning. “We’ll be reciting the Mourner’s Kaddish at one o’clock for Brandy. It would mean a lot if you did it with us,” Remy texted.

The River | Fighting Hunger in the Hudson Valley, One App at a Time. The math doesn’t add up: 1 in 8 Americans don’t have enough to eat, while 40 percent of food produced in the United States goes to waste.

Salon | The Sobering Truth About Quitting My Job. When I left my job with no backup plan in July, I had no idea I was joining an exodus of more than 4 million Americans who had enough at work.

Organic Hudson Valley | Empowering Locals to Give Back. For those of us lucky enough to live in the Hudson Valley, the sense of community is palpable and ever-present. 

Organic Hudson Valley | Shopping Local, Giving Local: Keeping Community at the Heart of the Season. For many, the holiday season is a time of activity and abundance – from festive events and plans with loved ones to gathering around local cuisine.

“My job is to help people get past their stories, to get us out of our roles and into a collaboration where we are engaged in exploring the unknown together.”

Mark Epstein

I’m currently working on a memoir about grief, love, and the stories that keep us from authentic living.

About Jackie Lieske

Writer and nonprofit consultant living in NY’s Hudson Valley.

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