How can you cope with the death of a beloved pet?

How can you cope with the death of a beloved pet? I wrote a newsletter column in April 2009 that deals with this situation. The column is as follows:

I’m writing this column with a heavy heart. On March 28th, my dog Teddy passed away. He was a very important part of our family. I’m sure that animal lovers that are reading this newsletter can relate to the feeling of loss and grief that my family feels. (more…)

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Do you think it’s too late for love?

Do you think it’s too late for love? Certainly Sadie Hargrove Sims and Reverend Wallace Lee don’t think so. Sadie is 104 and Reverend Wallace Lee is 87.

She was married for 24 years and he was married for 51. Never did they think that they would walk down the aisle at this stage in their lives.

They ignored the playful whispers that she’s robbing the cradle, that’s he so much taller at 6 feet and she’s the tiniest thing at 4 feet. (more…)

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What would the world be like if it were run by HSPs?

What would the world be like if it were run by HSPs? This is a difficult question to answer. Would a highly sensitive person subject themselves to the abuse that one has to take to run something on a grand scale?

Highly sensitive people are not perfect and are subject to bouts of stupidity and lack of common sense, which prevails in our current political system. With that thought aside, how would things be if HSPs rule the world? Let’s dream shall we?

* There would be no wars. HSPs don’t like conflict. They would use their diplomatic abilities to settle differences to everyone’s benefit. (more…)

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Do you enjoy the good times?

Do you enjoy the good times? This might sound like a silly question, but do you truly savor the best times of your life?

It’s too easy to take for granted the little things that makes us happy. Yesterday was one of those times. My wife and I saw our daughter Stephanie.

I had mentioned previously that she had received a generous offer by Purina to be a community social media manager. The bittersweet part of this was she had to move from New Jersey to St.Louis. We’re a little sad that she had to move, but this was a wonderful opportunity for her. (more…)

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