GRIEF

DEFINITION – Grief is a multifaceted response to loss, particularly to the loss of someone or something that has died, to which a bond or affection was formed. Although conventionally focused on the emotional response to loss, it also has physical, cognitive, behavioral, social, cultural, spiritual and philosophical dimensions. STAGES OF GRIEF – reading through…

THE SACRED – UNDERSTANDING INSTINCT AND INTUITION

January 10th, 2020 – the first full moon of the new year and what is known as the Wolf Moon. This moon asks us to use intuitive instinct in soft ways. A full moon conveys a kind of creativity that is born from veiled magic, made known to us through light and shadow. The full…

UNEXPECTED LOSS

Rhumb Line ~ April 23, 2015 – December 17, 2019 I looked into Rhumbs eyes, there was so much certainty in my voice as I asked for her to be euthanized. She needed me in that moment, and she did not need me to be selfish in my wants and desires and needs. Rhumb was…

Top 10 Tips – the final from my Gran Dame

I have always found comfort in words, reading them and writing them. I pass along life lessons from my dog Franny, in no particular order. What she taught me about herself, living with animals in general, people, relationships, and living life your own way. top 10 tips – Dogs judge. They have a fairly amazing…

living with a dog outside of neutral – part 1

This 7 part article series received a DWAA nomination, February 2013! the introduction I have been wanting to sit down and write this for a long time, long time as in years. It’s still very much a relationship in the present, but it is the past that I have been thinking about. I haven’t been…

when a piece of your heart …

I do not handle loss gracefully, in fact I go down hard and it takes me a very long time to come back. Over the years I have experienced great loss. To those of you that have had pets for most of your life you will understand the feeling of ‘soul’ dog. While loving all…