Showing posts from July, 2015

Animals: The Other Soul Mate. The loss of a beloved animal companion.

“Heaven’s the place where all the dogs you’ve ever loved come to greet you.”

Recently, I have been seeing many friends who have been suffering with the loss of a beloved animal companion they had for many years. Witnessing their pain and sadness makes one reflect on one’s own experiences which brings up many feelings and emotions. For some, it could mean remembering the wonderful bond of friendship and love they once shared with their animal companion. For others, it may bring back the difficult pain of loss, making it hard to remember the good times they once had. Either way, the impact their beloved animal companion has had on one’s life is often the very first experience many have with death. Death is the one life experience, regardless of circumstances, that all living beings share. Which brings me to this, “How does our animal companions deal with their own ending and what can we as humans learn from this important life lesson?”

 In today’s society, the perception is that anythi…

Service To Others : You Are Here To Serve!

The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.  — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every time I think of Princess Diana and the fact that she is gone, I literally start to cry. She was just one of those people who you could see with your Soul and she had the ability to touch your heart by her charitable actions. I have written about her before in a previous blog post where I included her among women who inspire me.
We all know her story. She was the girl who captured the heart of a charming prince. We watched as young girls what we thought was a fairy tale come true. But in truth even Princess Diana was just as side-blinded as we were when love turned out to be something other than what she had dreamed.

We watched her make her mistakes and weather the storms of her life. We watched her marriage fall apart and the acrimony that it created in the Royal Family. She handled it all as…