Keeping Me Entertained

Diane set up her computer to play this YouTube station for me while I recovered from some health issues. It helped me pass the time but now I can’t stop thinking about chasing a bird or two.

Grief – What is Normal?

People who are grieving the death of a loved one suffer often wonder whether their grief is normal. Grief is a normal response after the death of a family member or close friend and healing too, is a part of that process.

There is no universal rule when it comes to healing. Different people face grief differently. Some become very emotional while others are unable to control their tears. Therefore, it is difficult to categorize grief as normal or otherwise.

People have different personalities, different emotional quotients and face different situations of death. The combinations of these factors differ and so too the manifestations of grief among individuals.

Some of the common symptoms of grief include: Keep Reading

Should children attend a funeral?

All parents want to protect their children from the harsh realities of life like death and funerals. Many hesitate to discuss such topics with their kids, worrying that they might scare them.

However many experts and counselors believe that there is no reason to keep this from them. Many find it inappropriate to bring kids (under the age of 12) to a funeral service, mainly because they might cause a disruption. Here are a few facts that will help you make the right decision:

1. Children Understand Death

Many people believe that death is a traumatizing aspect of life and that children are not capable of understanding it. However, experts disagree with this completely. They believe that with the right guidance kids can process this loss in a healthy manner. Keep Reading

Check up time!

It’s that time of the year again. Time for my annual check up.

I actually enjoy the whole process. The car ride to the vet gets me out of the office, which is always a nice break. The clinic workers are always excited to see me and they have snacks! The veterinarian is great, although his stethoscope can be a little too cold. Does he keep that thing in the freezer??

Best of all, the vet says I’m in puuuurrrrfic health! Which is good because I’m planning my next adventure (don’t tell Scott or Diane).