As a pet owner, losing your beloved furry family member is often intense. Your pets were there for you when others were not. Sometimes they are your one true companion. Unlike their human counterparts, pets listen without any analysis, criticism, or judgment.
Discover how society treats grieving pet owners.
Better understand why it is so hard to lose a pet.
Learn what to say and do/not say and do for a grieving pet owner.
Find out the statistics about pet ownership in the United States.
Explore what actions you can take as a grieving pet owner to move beyond the pain.
Hi I'm Sharon! I am an Advanced Grief Recovery Method Specialist® and Reiki Master Teacher. Most importantly I am griever who experienced the deaths of two loved ones to suicide within a two-year period. I am the author of Grief Reiki® - An Integrated Approach to the Emotional, Physical and Spiritual Components of Grief and Loss. I am the co-author of Grief Diaries: Surviving Loss by Suicide which was a three-time finalist in the 10th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards, the Book Excellence Awards and the Best Book Awards. I am also a contributor to other books in the Grief Diaries anthology including Hello from Heaven, How to Help the Newly Bereaved, Grieving for the Living and Loss of a Loved One. I was recently named an expert instructor with the International Grief Institute.