You are not alone if you accidentally hurt your beloved furry friend or animal companion. Coping with guilt after your pet dies is more common than you think, even if you chose to put your furry friend down for health reasons. These tips on how to cope with guilty feelings after your pet dies will show you that you are not alone, and help you heal.
One of the hardest parts of owning a hunting dog or a terrier with “ratter” lineage is seeing your dog kill a squirrel. I never dreamed I’d say “My dog killed a squirrel” – nor did I realize how guilty and sad I’d feel.
These tips for coping with the loss of a loved one – whether it’s a family member, close friend, or even a beloved family pet – are based on the four “tasks of mourning.” In Grief Counseling and Grief Therapy, Fourth Edition: A Handbook for the Mental Health Practitioner, Dr William Worden describes the four tasks of mourning – which […]
This simple three-fold process will help you learn how to stop living in the past. I also share the three most painful experiences I’ve experienced, plus three ways I put the past behind me. A message such the “For I Know The Plans I Have For You” Inspirational Poster is one of the best tips on how to stop living in the past. […]
To make peace with yourself and live a joyful life, you need to learn how to forgive yourself. These steps towards forgiving yourself are inspired by a counseling session I recently observed (I’m a counselor in training). In Forgiveness: How to Make Peace With Your Past and Get on With Your Life, Sidney B. Simon and Suzanne Simon offer practical exercises […]
If you want to break your bad habits (eg, smoking, binge eating, nail biting), check out these tips from a psychologist and author. He explains how to achieve your goals and get what you want out of life! Before the tips, a quip: “Each time you do something new you become something new,” says psychologist Kenneth Herman, author of Secrets From […]