Veterinarian Marie Haynes describes the most important things to look for and how to know when to put your dog down. This vet also shares her experience with putting her own dog to sleep at home, and offers help for healing the grief of losing your dog.
Mind & Soul
Feeling scared to die is normal – and even healthy. If humans weren’t afraid of death, we wouldn’t have survived for so long! But if your fear of dying is getting in the way of living a peaceful, joyful life then you’re not “just” scared to die. You’re obsessed with death, and it’s stopping you from being happy and healthy.
Writing a letter that says goodbye to someone you care about isn’t easy, but it can bring healing and closure when a relationship ends. These tips on how to write a goodbye letter are inspired by a reader’s comment and based on my experience with a variety of losses.
What does your Halloween costume say about you? I just updated my Famous Introverts and Celebrities Who Are Loners article, and wondered about the personality traits of people who want to dress up as famous movie stars for Halloween. October 31 is creeping up; it’s the perfect time to be who we really want but can’t in daily life!
Dogs don’t carry grudges. Your dog will forgive you for anything! But how do you forgive yourself for not protecting your dog? These suggestions are from dozens of readers who commented on my article about dealing with guilt after causing their dog’s death.