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  • 00:30

    Helping the Hurting: How to Deal with the Loss of a Beloved Pet

    in Pets

    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 judy@deathofmypet.com with PET STORY in the subject line.

  • 01:31

    Russell Friedman: Grief Recovery from Pet Loss

    in Self Help

    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, and then go on with our own lives? What do we do about getting another pet? Russell Friedman and his colleagues, author of The Grief Recovery Handbook for 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!

  • 01:14

    Pet Radio- The Legacy of Wallace the Pitbull

    in Pets

    Wallace the Pitbull was one of the first pitbulls on the internet stage to prove these dogs are much more than the stereotype and public reputation and has helped change the public view of the bully breeds today. We will talk to Andrew "Roo" Yori about the journey he went through with Wallace and the impact it had. It is a great story that you do not want to miss!


    Please visit our web site, Pet Radio Show

  • Steps and Stages of Grieving; How to Deal with the Loss of a Beloved Pet

    in Pets

    This weeks show will be on the grieving process.  The following topics will be discussed:


    Denial


    Anger 


    Bargaining


    Depression


    Acceptance


    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 judy@deathofmypet.com with PET STORY in the subject line.

  • 00:30

    Loving, Losing, and Letting Go; How to Deal with the Loss of a Beloved Pet

    in Pets

    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 judy@deathofmypet.com with PET STORY in the subject line

  • 01:01

    The Grief Recovery Handbook for Pet Loss: Russell Friedman

    in Psychology

    The Grief Recovery Handbook for Pet Loss: Russell Friedman


    Your relationship with your pet is special--it's a bond that is very different than those that human beings share with each other. When a beloved pet passes away, people often resort to incorrect mechanisms to deal with the grief, such as trying to move too quickly past the  loss dismissing the real impact), or even attempting to replace the pet immediately. However, these are merely two myths out of six that the authors discuss and dismantle in The Grief Recovery Handbook for Pet Loss. Based on the authors' Grief Recovery Method®, this book  addresses how losing a pet is different from losing a human loved one, and ultimately, how to move on with life.

  • 01:01

    Russell Friedman Grief Recovery from Pet Loss

    in Self Help

    Show Cancelled.


    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!

  • 01:03

    Pet Radio Show-Dealing with Pet Loss plus BlogPaws Founder

    in Pets

    Dealing with the loss of a pet can be very difficult.Sandra Grossman, Certified Pet Loss Counselor shares with us advice  on dealing with this difficult situation. Also joining us is one of the founders of BlogPaws, Clhoe Divata.

  • 02:13

    Pet Radio-Lil Bub and Norbert-the Cutest Paring Ever and a Special Announcement

    in Pets

    Lil Bub the permakitten is well know for her adorable cuteness with millions of social media fans. Norbert is fast becoming known as one of the cutest little dogs ever. These two little giants got together to create a childrens book. We speak to Mike/Big Bub, and Julie, Norbert's Mom individually about this partnership and what the future will hold for each of them. Mike has an announcement about Lil Bub that may surprise you...even shock you! Tune in for the AHHH moment!  Following this, we have a segment about some new and unique products for you and your cat.


    We have added another guest:  Tina and her cat Oreo will tell us about their new childrens book where they joined forces with Atchoum the cat, and both are part of the story which has a great moral to it for kids.


     

  • 00:33

    Understanding The Loss of Your Pet

    in Pets

    What happens to you when your pet dies?


    The death of a beloved pet can mean saying goodby to a best friend.  Not only do you miss the companionship but this may have been your one source of unconditional and nonjudgemental love.


    Our pets come to symbolize many things to each of us.  To Judy Cameron, co-host, her dogs represented her children.  To Judy Helm Wright, co-host, her dog filled an empty nest. Imagine how a pet may reflect the ideal mate or parent or companion--ever faithful, loyal and welcoming us daily. Can you see in your mind's eye how strong this bond may be?


    We know how you feel, because we have felt the same way.  We understand your pain and acknowledge your sorrow.


    Give Yourself time to grieve


    As coaches, authors and pet parents, we truly do understand your grief. We recognize that you do not need anyone else's approval to mourn the loss of your pet, nor do you need to justify your feelings to others.  But, we offer a "Safe Place" to share your stories and be able to be open about your feelings right now.


    Join us on our weekly broadcasts as well as on our Facebook page--  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dealing-with-the-loss-of-a-pet/716509988445040  Return often to this Facebook page and find out exciting news about a pet loss support group and tele-classes.  You will be so glad you did.

  • 01:17

    Pet Radio-ParkerPup and the Benefits of Therapy Animals

    in Pets

    ParkerPup is an amazing golden retriever who keeps busy as an actor, model, therapy dog and agility competitor. We talk to ParkersMom about his busy life and how he is becoming a star.


    Charlene Kampfe, member of the American Counseling Association and professor emeritus of rehabilitation counseling at the University of Arizona will talk to us about the benefits of pet therapy.


    Dana Humphrey, the Pet Lady, will give us her holiday gift picks. Join in the fun! Let's celebrate the holiday together