How to stay positive when coping with pet bereavement during lockdown
I know your inboxes might be full of dreadful news at the moment so I just thought I’d reach out and send you a big virtual hug and loads of support during this testing period.
Bereavement is incredibly tough at any time but without being able to connect with our physical support groups it can make finding ways to cope even more difficult.
There is support out here and we are working really hard to support all our customers, friends and local suppliers as best we can.
We have taken the precaution of only having one person in the office at any time and our brilliant couriers have introduced a super safe delivery method to ensure we all stay safe and well.
Make the most of the sunshine
We are blessed with some lovely sunshine at the moment and it will help you. If you cannot get outside please open a window and try to get your face directly into those rays. You will be soaking up all that vital Vitamin D.
It will also increase your serotonin levels which can lift your mood and help you to focus. Sunshine also helps us to produce white blood cells which help our immunity.
Enjoy the peace whilst it lasts
Although it can feel strange it is beautifully quiet out there right now. I sat and had my cup of tea in the garden this morning and could hear so many different birds singing in the trees. It was such a privilege to be surrounded by such a soothing sound.
The tranquility can make our inner voice very loud though. But often when we are dealing with our grief our lives are too busy and noisy. If you can bear to sit with those thoughts and allow them to flow through you it can help your journey through the pain.
Do please remember that there are lots of support groups out there and they are still taking phone calls so if you need to talk to someone please do.
See our website for details
Spring is here
After all that rain finally spring is here. In Devon we are in full bloom of amazing lemon coloured primroses. They always bring real joy to my heart when I first see them poking through the grass.
If you have a garden or a window box do try and breathe in the scent. And you could always treat yourself to a home delivery of blooms. You don’t have to wait for someone to send them to you!
Take good care of yourself
Bereavement is physically as well as mentally punishing so you need to try really hard to do nice things for yourself. Being stuck at home does mean more time and I would really love you to make the most of it with some self-love.
Here are a couple of my favourite treats at the moment:
• Sitting in the garden to have my first cup of tea in the morning
• Having a long soak in the bath and moisturising afterwards
• Massaging my feet and then painting my toenails
• Planting salad seeds in my vegetable plot
• Taking my time to cook comforting meals from what I can find in my larder.