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Todays show will be on helping the hurting and what can be done to help others. The following topics will be discussed:
Pet loss and children
Pet loss and the elderly
Service and companion animals
Expressing sympathy to others
Memorial options, tributes & rituals to remember
How sharing stories helps us heal
Death is a tough subject to explain especially to children. Judy Helm Wright can help parents explain the death of a family pet to a child. This is week five of 6 of the series How to Deal with the Loss of a Beloved Pet. Be sure to continue listening for more useful insights on How to Deal with the Loss of a Beloved Pet.
If you have a story you would like to share send it to firstname.lastname@example.org with PET STORY in the subject line.
This weeks show will be on the grieving process. The following topics will be discussed:
Dealing with a loss of a pet is just like losing a family member or loved one. Each person may experience the stages in a different way and thats okay. With the help of Judy Helm Wright, certified pet grief counselor, she can set you on the path to healing. This is week 3 of the 6 week series so be sure to continue tuning in and learning How to Deal with the Loss of a Beloved Pet.
If you have a story that you wish to share send it to email@example.com with PET STORY in the subject line.
This weeks show will discuss how to cope and let go after the death of a beloved pet. The topics that will be touched on are:
Expected life span of different species
Anticipatory grief- how to handle the impending loss of a pet
The biological description of death
Transition into the comfort zone
Having a beloved pet euthanized
Relationship of unconditional love
Letting go of a pet can be difficult and painful. Coming to terms with the loss is a journey and can take some time. Judy Helm Wright can help you with the loss of your pet and put you on the path to healing. This is part of a 6 week series on How to Deal with the Loss of a Beloved Pet. Be sure to tune in and learn more.
If you would like to share a story about your beloved pet contact Judy at firstname.lastname@example.org with PET STORY in the subject line
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According to the AAVA, Americans owned more than 157 million pets in 2012. Americans LOVE their pets! A big problem with pets, however, is that their lives are shorter than human lives. We love them, and lose them far too soon for us. How do we deal with losing them? What do we need to do in order to grieve their loss fully, then go on with our own lives? What do we do about getting another pet? Russell Friedman and his colleagues, author of Grief Recovery from Pet Loss, is an expert in grief and applies his understanding to the very real grief we human feel when our pets die. Russell and co-author John James have created the Grief Recovery Method, shared with you when you listen to Full Power Living.
So many people preface the report of the deep grief they feel after the death of their dog, cat or bird, with “I know I’m being stupid/silly, but….” It turns out that grief is grief, and grief felt over the death of our beloved pet is no more silly or stupid than grief we feel over the lost of a person we love. Who better to discuss this with than someone who is an expert on all aspects of grief. Listen on Thursday as Russell Friedman talks with us on questions most of us have when we suffer loss. Click here to visit Russell Friedman’s website!
Read My Lips host akaRadioRed brings you lively, unscripted, spontaneous, non-canned interviews with interesting new authors on a range of lifestyle-related topics. Listen LIVE on Mondays 7-8 pm/Eastern or anytime on-demand.
Podiatrist Dr. Dan Margolin says, "You would never fly a plane without an altimeter, airspeed indicator, or gyroscope. So why would you consider starting a business without the appropriate tools for success?" Dan's 27-year podiatry practice is in the top 3% in the US. He will share the Top  Most Common Financial Traps of the Business Owner;  Things You Wish You Knew About Going into Business; and How to Expand Your Business Regardless of the Economy: Stop Competing and Start Dominating Your Field. Dan is the author of Fast Tracking Your Prosperity: 21 Lessons in Professional & Personal Success. http://effectivemanagement.net
Don "The Pet Loss Answer Man" Landy became a dog owner and an author by accident. After experiencing the loss of three very special pets, Don understands all too well the pain of grieving a pet. Hear his 6 Steps to Overcoming the Pain of Pet Loss, how losing a pet can affect your [human] relationships and your health, and why most men are afraid to show emotions after losing the family pet. Don is the author of A Letter to Tia and Unconditional Love: On Loan from God. Info: www.adognamedtia.com
Gizmo returns with his report and introduces us to Miss Hockanum Valley of the Miss America Organization, Pippa Leigh. A new friend to Pet Radio, professional dog trainer and co-founder of the online dog trainning seminars, Wagfield Academy, Lisa Gunter gives us tips on how to enrich your dogs llife during the fall and winter when spending quality time outside is not practical.
You will also hear about the high quality dog foods from Solid Gold and Nutro.
Join us for all the fun!
There are very distinct, yet overlapping, phases of grief. We go through the stages in various orders and in varying degrees on the road to recovering from any loss. If we lose a jacket at the ballpark, we may go through all the stages in a few minutes. If the jacket was one that was given to us by our brother on our birthday, it may take much more time.
If the animal was a family pet and stayed outside, it may not hit us as hard as if he were our own companion and greeted us each night when we came in the door. If your pet was a companion and best friend, the mourning will be a deep one.
1. Shock/Denial/Numbness. We can not believe this has happened to us. Our body and emotions numb themselves against the pain. The mind denies the loss. Often we will say things like "This can't be true." One of the valid reasos for memorials and funerals is to acknowledge that death did take place.
2. Fear/AngerDepression. After the numbness wears off and we are once again able to feel, then all of our repressed feelings come roaring back. Sometimes these feeling ared not rational at first and can seedk someone to blame, either an outsider or ourselves. "I can't share how sad I am about my dog, because my co-workers will think I am crazy." "But, on the other hand, I inquire about their child's cold and buy their stupid Girl Scout cookies to support them. It isn't fair!" "Oh God, please don't let me start crying at work again. I heard someone call me a drama queen and say; It's only a dog, not a child."
3. Understanding/Acceptance/Moving on.
4. New Hurts May Trigger Old Wounds.
This week we honor our friend Gizmo, first with a live report from Gizmo and then a review of all of Gizmos appearances on Pet Radio including Gizmo and Jen's first appearance. Kick back and relax and listen to the adventures of the cutest therapy dog and how he brightens our world.
Buzz the Fuzz is a 20 pound six year old ragdoll who was rescued from a tough living situation, and is now working as a therapy cat visiting hospitals in New York. You will hear the whole story of Buzz including his rescue and his new and foreever home.
Also joining us is Pet Tree Houses, the indoor cat tree that looks like a real tree! Healthycoat, a dog food suppliment and hairball preventative for cats is also here to speak to us.
Tracie Hotchner joins us to talk about the Dog Film Festival, and Amanda and her dog Keller are here to talk about a breeding practice called Merle. They are beautiful looking dogs, but breeding two merles together creates genetic problems such as blindness and deafness. Learn more about these dogs and the breeding.
Jeremy "The Impact" York is joined by Special Guest Sonny Clark of the Texas Revolution (CIF) to talk about Sonny's favorite NFL team, the Jacksonville Jaguars! They guys break down the loss at NE, preview the game vs IND and more! Join them, in the JaguarZone (presented by Impact Media)!