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Mindfulness For Grief

Mindfulness For Grief

  Mindfulness can be defined as a way of life in which we become aware of our present thoughts, feelings, physical experiences, and the world around us. It is recognizing everything that is in the now. Another concept important to understanding mindfulness is...

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Thoughts on Grief

Thoughts on Grief

 Most people are familiar with the five stages of grief developed by Dr. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross. They are denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. What many people are not familiar with, however, is that Dr. Kubler-Ross developed these stages from her...

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Grief Gets Physical

Grief Gets Physical

“Many people mistakenly believe that grief is a single emotion, but normal grief is actually a powerful, multifaceted and often uncontrollable response that human beings experience following a personally painful or traumatic event, such as the death of a loved...

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Planning for the Unplannable

Planning for the Unplannable

"Luck favors the prepared." - Edna Mode Planning for the unimaginable should be in place whether you go anywhere or not. I'm talking about planning on a slightly deeper level than booking that boarding reservation or leaving your pet with a family member for the...

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Aging Gracefully

Aging Gracefully

As pet owners, we all want our furry companions to live long, healthy lives filled with love and companionship. However, just like humans, cats and dogs age, and with age comes the need for special care and attention. In this blog, we'll explore the art of aging...

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Memorial Ideas for Pets

Memorial Ideas for Pets

Your pet is your most constant companion, your confidante, maybe even your best friend. Our animal companions become members of the family and as such, when it becomes time to say goodbye, we often feel moved to do something to honor them and keep their memory alive....

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Enhancing the Human Animal Bond

Enhancing the Human Animal Bond

There is no doubt that people and their companion animals have an emotional connection, and this emotional connection can be strengthened and enhanced, bringing more joy to the lives of both. “People and their pets connect via shared brain structures that predate the...

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Is It Time? Assessing Quality of Life

Is It Time? Assessing Quality of Life

The human animal bond is sacred and strong, and it is not unusual for people to feel more emotionally connected to their pets than to some of the people in their lives. Our pets play a large role in our overall emotional lives, and this often becomes especially...

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Caring for Your Senior Cat

Caring for Your Senior Cat

Cats are masters at hiding illness. It’s not unusual for a cat to be very ill by the time we notice any changes, even to a trained eye. But, despite their subtlety, we can learn our cats’ habits and be attuned to even infinitely small changes. As cats age they may...

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