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Jul 30, 2013 | Post by: LundDia No Comments

Grief Just Is

  We all walk through the journey of grief in our own way. Your way may not be the same as anyone else. Judgment of yourself or others helps no one and can actually cause additional pain and make grieving more difficult than it already is. Please consider embracing a

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Jun 27, 2013 | Post by: LundDia No Comments

Grieving a Lost Love

We loved with a love that was more than love Edgar Allen Poe Poe was almost certainly writing about romantic love.  With this one line, he did an extraordinary job of capturing the deep, rewarding and vital emotions we share with others. Profound companionable love can be experienced in many

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Jun 21, 2013 | Post by: LundDia No Comments

What If You Don’t Know The Answer?

When someone loses their companion animal they can have so many questions.  Some questions you will be able to answer right away.  Some questions are more challenging.  Questions such as: “Why did this happen?” “Are they in heaven?” “Will I ever stop feeling so sad?” There are no simple answers

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Jun 05, 2013 | Post by: LundDia No Comments

Let Inspiration Find You

  The worst has happened.  You’ve lost your friend. Swirling emotions can overtake you suddenly, deeply and profoundly. One way to create calm from the chaos of your thoughts and feelings is to just sit quietly with your thoughts. Literally, sit down in your favorite spot and welcome all you are feeling

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Sep 20, 2012 | Post by: LundDia No Comments

Animals Show Respect For Those That Have Passed

The following article is from BBC Future.  Research is indicating that animals are indeed aware of the concept and reality of death and participate in specific rituals. This is a good reminder for you to be aware of signs of grief and mourning in any other companion animal you may

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Jun 28, 2012 | Post by: LundDia No Comments

Loss Meditation – Cherish Each & Every Moment

I understand how important it was to cherish each and every moment that I had with my pet. Weil, Lorise. Pet Loss Meditations. Bloomington: AuthorHouse, 2005. I have been granted express, written permission from Ms. Weil to quote from her book here. I was thrilled when she said yes. I

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Jun 15, 2012 | Post by: LundDia No Comments

End of Life Strategy – Prepay Vet Services

  A few days ago, one of my clients made the decision that it was time to put her dog to sleep.  At the end of 2011, her dog was diagnosed with congestive heart failure and most likely a brain tumor.  She has known this day was coming for about

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Jun 14, 2012 | Post by: LundDia No Comments

Loss Meditation – Forgive Yourself

  I forgive myself and release any feelings of guilt that I may have in my decision-making process as a pet owner.  I keep in mind that I have always tried to do the right thing for my beloved animal.      Weil, Lorise. Pet Loss Meditations. Bloomington: AuthorHouse, 2005. I

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Jun 08, 2012 | Post by: LundDia No Comments

Differences Between The 5 Stages of Dying and Grief

  In 1969, Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross wrote the groundbreaking book, On Death and Dying.  Based on a series of interviews she conducted with terminally ill people, Dr. Kubler-Ross outlined five stages a person can experience.  The stages do not follow one another in a line.  The stages are dynamic processes

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May 25, 2012 | Post by: LundDia No Comments

Creating a Memorial – Garden Oriented & Public Space Tributes

  In the first post of this series, I shared a few ideas I’ve found for creating a hand crafted memorials. The second post highlighted memorial items that can be purchased.  This week, I would like to highlight ideas for creating a public space memorial, or participating in a living

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