One of the things that makes it difficult to grieve your pet during the holiday seasons is that you are looking for a 'new normal' in the midst of a season filled with traditions and conventions. Something that might help you find that new normal is to create a memorial for the pet you are grieving. Creating a memorial helps to bring relief from grief because it externalizes your grief and creates a physical tribute to your animal buddy. This physical tribute can become a touchstone for the two of you, connecting you between the worlds.
The memorial is something that is simple and has a special meaning for you and your animal pal. It bears witness to what you’re now experiencing and the relationship you had/have. It can be public, private, a ritual or an action.
Watch this video for more ideas about creating your memorial.
Don't know where to begin? If you would like to start creating a memorial, but are at a loss of how to begin, I can help. Contact me and we'll work together in creating a memorial that is what your animal pal wants.
Here's To New Beginnings,