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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 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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May 17, 2012 | Post by: LundDia No Comments

Creating a Memorial – Professionally Crafted Tributes

  In the first post of this series, I shared a few ideas I’ve found for creating a hand crafted memorials. With this week’s post, I’m excited to share a few professionally crafted memorials I’ve found. Moving forward after the loss of your pet is difficult.  A specific memorial item

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May 10, 2012 | Post by: LundDia No Comments

Creating a Memorial – Hand Crafted Tributes

  This is the first post in a series on creating memorial tributes. Pet memorials usually fall into 3 main categories: Hand crafted items and tributes; Professionally crafted items*; and Memorial Gardens. Handcrafted memorials can provide a lasting sense of fulfillment.  You purposefully created the memorial.  It is a personal

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