Crossing the Rubicon: Celebrating the Human-Animal Bond in Life and Death

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A gentle, helpful guide to surviving losing a loved animal companion. The interviews with experts, vets and shared wisdom from those who've lost a pet and survived to celebrate their beloved animal's life will help you find validation by knowing that you are not alone in your loss. There are guided meditations to help you ground yourself through this very difficult transition. Crossing the Rubicon is a wonderful gift for anyone who has lost a loved animal companion.

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When Caesar crossed the Rubicon there was no going back; he was committed. How like the bond we create once an animal companion enters our lives. We are irrevocably changed.

Crossing the Rubicon: The Human-Animal Bond in Life and Death celebrates these changes. A collection of stories, poems, interviews and exercises, the book is helpful to anyone coping with the loss of a dear animal friend. It is also pertinent to the reader who wants to help someone grieve their loss or better understand the full meaning of the physical, psychological and spiritual roles pets play in our lives.

And as the animal messengers in these pages tell us, it is not only our pets lives that enrich us, but their deaths and their message from beyond death that affect us as well.

To help the ones left behind, a series of exercises is provided as an aid in the grieving process. These exercises show how we can ease the sorrow, renew the spirit and celebrate the lives of our pets through ceremony, ritual and memory recollection.

This moving anthology depicts the tenderness, frailty and joy of the human-animal bond in a way only true stories can. Cross the Rubicon and you'll never be the same.

About the Author:

Julie A. Kaufman, DC, CAC completed the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (AVCA) certification in 1990, earning the second animal chiropractic certification in the world. She owns a 3-doctor integrative veterinary clinic, Animal Holistic Care Specialists of Wisconsin (AHCS). Dr. Kaufman has two published books: Crossing the Rubicon: Celebrating the Human-Animal Bond in Life and Death, 1999, Xenophon Publications, and JointYoga for Animals: Strength, Flexibility, Balance, 2006, Xenophon Publications. Dr. Kaufman Currently lectures worldwide on Animal Chiropractic, Natural Health Care for Animals, Pet Loss, and JointYoga for Animals. She also teaches a JointYoga certification course and equine-assisted learning opportunities. Learn more about Animal Holistic Care Specialists, JointYoga and TrickYoga by visiting JointYoga.com and ChiropracticforAnimals.net

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