Pet Loss Book - Good Grief: Finding Peace After Pet Loss

                  


Good Grief: Finding Peace After Pet Loss by author/animal chaplain Sid Korpi has just been named the “Best Book of the Year 2010 in the Self-Help Category” by the Premier Book Awards panel of judges. According to James R. Olson of Premier Book Awards, “The competition was fierce and it was a difficult decision choosing from so many deserving books entered into this year’s contest. However, the judges were unanimous in their selection of Good Grief: Finding Peace After Pet Loss as the winner.”

Earlier this year, the book was awarded the Reader Views 2010 Reviewers Choice Award in the Inspiration/Spirituality category, as well as an Independent Publishers Book Award—IPPY Award in the Animals/Pets category. The book melds the author’s personal perspectives and astounding stories—including those of afterlife connections with both animals and humans—with those of professionals (such as veterinarians, animal communicators, and religious leaders) and other animal lovers the world over to help make the pet-grieving process as positive as possible.

Korpi explains, “I am so very gratified to know my book has such a broad basis of appeal—being recognized for its self-help and inspirational aspects even beyond the pet focus—and that it is serving a purpose for a varied audience. The messages I hoped to impart apply to all forms of loss, of course, though the pain of losing a beloved animal companion is unlike any other and took center stage in the book. It’s clear that our society on the whole discounts our grief as frivolous since we’ve ‘merely lost an animal,’ therefore, too many of us feel we must keep silent in our anguish or be labeled somehow defective. Good Grief: Finding Peace After Pet Loss ends the misperception that we must suffer in solitary confinement and thus prolong, or stay permanently stuck in, our grief.”

This book covers:
• How to emotionally prepare for a pet’s euthanasia—understanding when it’s time;
• How to take care of yourself while around people who just don’t understand your pain;
• How to view death not as an ending, but (as animals see it) a natural transformation;
• How to memorialize and celebrate your pet’s life; and
• How to move on after your loss and love again.

About the author: Sid Korpi has combined her decades of varied professional experience—as an editor, writer, journalist, English teacher, actor, ordained minister/animal chaplain and member of the Association of Pet Loss and Bereavement—with her lifelong devotion to the animal companions who have blessed and shared her life in creating Good Grief: Finding Peace After Pet Loss. Surviving a “tsunami of loss” in her own life led to her discovery of spiritual truths that brought her strength and facilitated her heart’s healing. She felt compelled to share these things with others who suffer—often in isolation—from the passing on of their very dearest nonhuman friends, their pets.

She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with her husband Anthony Kaczor and their eight rescued animal friends/family members: Blanche, Ambrose, Keely and Oliver (Westies); Giles and Xander (cats); and Atticus and Scout (finches).

Contact her through her website: www.goodgriefpetloss.com or at 612-822-0888.
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About the Author

Sid Korpi has combined her decades of varied professional experience — as an editor, writer, journalist, English teacher, actor, and ordained minister/animal chaplain — with her lifelong devotion to the animal companions who have blessed and shared her life in creating Good Grief: Finding Peace After Pet Loss. Surviving a "tsunami of loss" in her own life led to her discovery of spiritual truths that brought her strength and facilitated her heart's healing. She felt compelled to share these things with others who suffer — often in isolation — from the passing on of their very dearest nonhuman friends, their pets.

She notes, "Unfortunately, our society on the whole discounts their grief as frivolous since they've 'merely lost an animal.' People often report that they got over the death of a fellow human being easier than they did that of their pet simply because they were given permission to really grieve over the human and thus found the support they needed to process those feelings. This same support is often sorely lacking when the intense feelings of sorrow are a result of pet loss."

In this book, she melds her personal perspectives and stories with those of professionals (such as veterinarians, animal communicators, and religious leaders) and other animal lovers the world over. She hopes to ease the pain of those who feel they are alone in their suffering — because, she has found, nothing could be further from the truth.

"Those of us who share a deep bond with our animal companions are in abundant supply. Too many of us have obviously felt we must keep silent in our anguish or be labeled somehow defective," she says. "I want this book to end the misperception that we must suffer in solitary confinement and thus prolong, or stay permanently stuck in, our grief."

Sid Korpi lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with her husband Anthony Kaczor and their eight "mere animal" friends/family members: Ambrose, Blanche, Keely, and Oliver (Westies); Giles and Xander (cats); and Atticus and Scout (finches). 




Comments

Sid Korpi said…
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