How to Survive the Loss of a Pet

Comforting Tools and Practices to Embrace Your Grief and Heal Your Broken Heart
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When we have to say goodbye to our beloved animals, the intensity of our grief can be devastating. “Knowing what to expect when you lose a furry family member can make all the difference in the world,” says self-care expert Cheryl Richardson. Here is a gentle, compassionate, practice-filled program for anyone going through the loss of a pet.
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How to honor the life of your animal companion and navigate the journey of grief, acceptance, and renewal after they pass

They delight us, comfort us, make us laugh, and give us their unreserved love … so it breaks our hearts when we have to say goodbye to the animals in our lives. “When we lose a pet, we lose a companion who has been woven into the fabric of our everyday lives,” says Cheryl Richardson. “When we’re grieving, extreme self-care is the order of the day.” With How to Survive the Loss of a Pet, this bestselling author offers guidance and comfort for anyone struggling with the passing of a beloved animal companion.

The bond we share with the animals in our lives is pure, uncomplicated, and powerful—which can leave us unprepared for how intense our feelings of grief are when they pass. In these original audio sessions, Richardson helps you take each step of the grieving process at a pace that’s right for you. Drawing from her lifelong expertise in self-care and her personal experiences of grief, she shares:

  • Calming breathing exercises, self-care meditations, and practices to fully feel and then release grief in your body
  • How to respect your unique journey of grief without timetables or expectations
  • Guidance for helping your friends and family understand your needs
  • Knowing when to say goodbye to your furry friend, rituals for honoring them, and making room for new love to blossom
“Grief, if we embrace it, opens our heart,” she explains. “In life and in death, our pets can be our greatest teachers about the healing power of love.” How to Survive the Loss of a Pet is an insightful, sensitive, and heart-opening guide to what can be the most difficult—yet also the most profound—experience we share with our animal companions.
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Audio CD
Contents Digital Audio (3 hours, 26 minutes) 4 CDs (3 hours, 26 minutes)
Dimensions 5 7/16 x 4 9/16 inches
Product Code AW06377W AW06377D
ISBN Number 978-1-68364-903-8 978-1-68364-902-1
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Cheryl Richardson

About Cheryl Richardson

Cheryl Richardson is a New York Times bestselling author and self-care expert whose books include Take Time for Your Life, The Art of Extreme Self-Care, and her latest, Waking Up in Winter: In Search of What Really Matters at Midlife. Her work has been covered on Good Morning America, the Today Show, CBS This Morning, and many more. She was team leader for the Lifestyle Makeover Series on The Oprah Winfrey Show and joined Ms. Winfrey on the “Live Your Best Life” nationwide tour. 

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