May 14, 2019


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April 10, 2019

For those fortunate to have experienced the deep bond and unconditional love of a companion animal, the death that follows can be one of the most difficult and misunderstood losses to go through. Many times, this devastating loss goes unrecognized, if not trivialized,...

February 28, 2019

I frequently speak and write about the multitude of reasons why the death of a companion animal can be such a difficult loss and why, for some, it can be even more difficult than human loss. As important as that narrative is for understanding and working towards healin...

February 20, 2019

In both my personal and professional life, it still amazes me how many people do not understand the emotional, psychological and spiritual significance of the human-animal bond and continue to trivialize the impact companion animal loss.  How many times have you heard...

January 16, 2019

Why is it those who experience the death of a companion animal are at an increased risk for experiencing a Complicated Grief Response?

So what exactly is a Complicated Grief Response?

Clinically speaking, Complicated Grief Response (CGR) is a persistent and on-going for...

December 19, 2018

When we speak of "moving on" we visualize turning our back and walking away. But why would we want to walk away from a love, from a relationship that has been the very fabric our our lives for so many years? There is an inherent resistance to the concept of "moving on"...

November 3, 2018

The holiday season is meant to be a time filled with collective joy, happiness and goodwill, yet for the bereaved it may feel like anything but! For those struggling with the loss of a loved one, the arrival of the holidays can feel more like a pretty gift box filled w...

October 31, 2018

Thank you for your interest in sharing your experience of the Human-Animal Bond and Companion Animal loss for my upcoming book, And I Love You Still: A Thoughtful Guide for Healing the Loss of a Pet. Below is information on criteria and consideration for inclusion:

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October 3, 2018

In my previous blog I wrote about the psychological impact of experiencing the disenfranchised nature of pet loss as well as some subtle but important difference between human loss and pet loss. With that said, the grief experienced after the death of a pet is really n...

September 25, 2018

It is very common for those struggling with grief to experience an increase in the severity of symptoms during the arrival of Autumn. I believe we are in tune with the natural rhythm of the seasons and Autumn is a mirror to the seasonal changes within our own lives. Au...

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