How Meditation Can Help You Grieve the Loss of Your Pet

Meditation is an effective way to deal with stress. This is what makes it perfect for helping you grieve the loss of your pet.

About Meditation

Meditation is the practice of shifting your attention from one reference point to another one. It involves focusing on your breathing and bodily sensations. Many people use a mantra to help them with meditation, especially if they are easily distracted.

Meditation can be done anywhere and at any time. All you need is a place where you can tone everything out around you and concentrate on you. This is what makes meditation great for just about anyone.

Studies have revealed meditation can help you reduce your stress levels, which can make you healthier and happier. For example, Dr. Herbert Benson in the 1960s discovered that meditation treats physiological problems such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and migraine headaches. It can even help sufferers of autoimmune diseases (diabetes and arthritis).

Mental issues can also be treated with meditation. It can help people stop or reduce obsessive thinking, anxiety, depression, and hostility. Since many people experience these symptoms after their pet dies, this is why meditation is great for dealing with pet loss.

How to Do It

Meditation is simple. When you try it for the first time, you may feel like you’re not doing it right. Trust us, though. The more you do it, the more you’ll see that you really are doing it right because it’s working for you.

Step #1:

Sit or lie down comfortably.

Step #2:

Close your eyes.

Step #3:

Breathe. Do not try to control your breathing – just breathe normally.

Step #4:

Focus on your breathing. Pay attention to how your body moves as you inhale and exhale. Notice your chest, shoulders, rib cage and belly. Again, just breathe normally and pay attention to those breaths and your body.

If you’re mind wonders as you are focusing on your breaths, gently bring it back to the breaths. This can be hard to do, but give yourself some time to learn how to meditate properly. For those who have an especially hard time concentrating on their breaths, they may want to try the mantra. This can be a hum or a word you say repeatedly. It can sometimes drown out your thoughts.

Do this for two or three minutes to start. As you get better at meditation, you can increase the time.

Use this exercise to help you grieve. You will find that it can be effective at helping you take control of your thoughts and feeling during this difficult time.

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Why Action Is Best When It’s the Last Thing You Want to Do for Pain

When you lose your beloved pet, the last thing you want to do is act on it. Your mind and body feel the hit, and it naturally wants to run and hide from it. Facing it and acting on it is probably the last thing you want to do. The problem is that acting on it is the BEST thing you can do for your pain.

When you allow your pain to overtake you, it will continue to hurt you. It’s as if someone is hitting you over and over again, and you’re just lying on the floor taking it. The only way to stop the bully is to stand up and say, “No, I’m fighting back.”

That’s what you need to do when you’re in pain – just not in the aggressive way.

The more you act on your pain, the better you will feel even though it’s the last thing you want to do. Sometimes, the most resistant thing you do is what you should do.

How to Act on Pet Loss Pain

When a loved one dies, people have a funeral. This isn’t just to honor the person who has died, but it’s also to help people grieve the loss of that person from their life. You can do the same for your beloved pet.

By purchasing a pet urn, you can have a nice memorial in your home to honor your pet and help you feel connected to him or her forever. As you are placing the ashes inside of the urn, you can be with loved ones. You can say something special about your beloved pet and place him or her in a final resting place.

You can do it alone as well. You can do it with just the two of you. Taking time to feel the presence of your beloved pet in a different way may help you move into this new stage of your relationship. Your pet may not be jumping around you, but he or she will always been in your heart and thoughts. This is what you will go to now with the help of your pet urn and memorial.

To get started on acting on your pet loss pain, purchase one of our pet urns. We have a large selection to choose from, so you can find the perfect one for you and your pet.


Best Friend Services Wants to Make the Grieving Process Easier

Your beloved pet has died. You know life will go on, but you’re really sad inside. You want to do something different for your pet. You want to make this moment special to honor the great pet your dog or cat was.

How Best Friend Services Helps

This is the reason we started Best Friend Services. We wanted to help people just like you create memorials that will last a lifetime.

Losing a pet is significant. A part of your life has ended. To be able to successfully move on from this moment, you need closure, and that closure comes from finding a final resting place for your pet.

With our pet urns, we believe we make the process of choosing a final resting place easier. With a wide selection of urns that are customizable, you will be able to make one for your pet that reflects your personal style.

That’s why we have so many different types of pet urns available. We knew when we were setting up our store that not everyone is going to want a wooden urn or a ceramic one. We knew people wanted more choices because the process of finding an urn is just as special. This way people can browse our selection and find one that will remind them of their beloved pet.

There’s another reason we decided to start this online store. We know people like to take their time. When they shop online, they can do that. They can take hours if they would like or just a couple of minutes. With an online store accessible any time, people can take their time and shop whenever they feel like doing it.

Opening Best Friend Services was the best thing we did because we help people in need. Losing a pet doesn’t happen too often, but it happens to millions of people. We are here to help all of them when they need it.

Dogs and Owners Look Alike

Many people believe that if you spend enough time with someone, you will start to look like that person. Well, it’s not only people – it can be dogs too. People can start looking like their dogs over time. If you’re looking over at your pooch wondering if that’s the case for you, don’t be surprised if you see similarities. Don’t worry; you’re not the only one. Check out these images of people who have a striking resemblance to their dog.


Yes, this is Snoop Dogg and his dog definitely resembles him. It may just be the photo, but we’re willing to bet that they look a lot alike in person too.


Sometimes, it’s just about the hair. Did she set up her hair like her dog? Probably, but she would of had to have similar hair to begin with… You have to love how alike they are, though.


Of course, we have the bulldog and the not so pleased man. They are a match made in Heaven, aren’t they?


You have to look for it with some pictures, but it’s definitely there for these two. Look at the eyes and the shape of the heads. You have to just smile at the similarities.


They certainly look alike…there’s no doubt about it.

What Came First?

Do owners really start looking like their pets or do pets start looking like their owners? OR – could it be that people simply choose pets that look like them? It’s probably the latter, but you never know. They say old couples often look alike because they have spent so many years together,  so it’s possible pets and owners could end up looking alike.

What about you? Do you have a pet that looks like you? Try to take some pictures of yourself and then your dog, or vice versa. It’s probably easier to snap a picture of your dog and then mimic the look your dog has in the picture. It may just be hilarious when you put the two pictures side by side.

If you do this, please share your picture! It would be great to see all of the look-alikes!

Customizing an Urn for Your Beloved Pet

What if you could have your pet by your side forever? All you need is a crematory and pet urn. Since your beloved pet meant so much to you, customizing the urn may be good for you to do during this time of mourning. At Best Friend Services, we offer many ways for you to personalize an urn.

ceramic pet urnSelect an Urn

There are many urns available to choose from on our site. You have high-quality wooden urns, ceramic ones, and even marble. Many people choose the wooden ones because they are simple and perfect for the indoors. Others choose ceramic and marble for an outdoor memorial garden.

To decide which one is best for you, consider where you want to place it and the style you prefer. This will make it much easier to choose one.

Choose a Color, Design or Finish

Urns can come in a variety of colors, designs and finishes. Browse the selection available. Some people try to match their décor. Others choose the one they find to be most beautiful. It’s all in what you like best.

Add a Nameplate

Personalizing an urn couldn’t be easier when you get to put a nameplate on it with your beloved pet’s name. You can choose from a variety of nameplates to place on your urn. This is available for wooden urns.

pet figurine urnsSelect a Figurine

We have many figurines available that come secured to our wooden urns. You can choose the figurine that looks most like your beloved pet, no matter if it was a cat or dog. These figurines are handcrafted with detailed markings. Perfect for indoor memorials. The one you choose to represent your pet will bring back many fond memories.

Personalize a Pet Urn Now

One of the best ways to deal with the death of your pet is to commemorate his or her life. You can do that by personalizing a pet urn. Browse our selection of pet urns today to put together one. You will love how unique it is for your pet – just like the love between the two of you.

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