Rituals for healing the grief


When Mirja attended a recent pet loss workshop, she shared a story with the group that touched everyone to the core. She had discovered a strategy for surviving the painful and profound loss of her boxer Stella. Prior to her death, Stella … Continued

8 Ways to Overcome Pet Loss

Guest spot authored by Stephanie Lynch When a person dies, it’s normal to feel grief and sorrow, and you should expect your family and friends to be there when you need them.  However,  with a pet, finding support may be harder … Continued


GRATITUDE ….unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, Confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, A house into a home, a … Continued


GRATITUDES              We take this time together To express our gratitudes: For our special and unique Journeys in life; As we search for completions, As we experience Beginnings and endings And understanding And forgiveness Towards … Continued

Water Dog

Holly Go Lightly, my water dog When I was six years old, my father tried to drown me in the Atlantic Ocean. He picked me up in his arms at Brighton Beach, walked into the water waist deep and threw … Continued

Loss is universal


On Sunday I chose the most difficult piece I could have chosen to read to an audience; The Final Gift, an excerpt from my memoir: White Rose: Stories of Love, Loss and a Dog Named Holly. It  deals with the … Continued