Reviews and Testimonials
Stephanie LaFarge, Ph.D., Director of Counseling Services, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals:
"The best book on pet loss I've ever read. I recommend it to all who seek my help. This extraordinary audiobook is for everyone. Listening to Wagner's message will protect the bereaved from overwhelming despair. It will inspire all of us to reach toward a fuller recovery."
Cat Fancy "... gives grieving pet owners a plan for healing...ideal for people who prefer a live voice to text."
Dog World "... explodes the myth that loving and losing an animal is not as significant or painful as loving and losing a human. The gentle words and soothing music provide inspirational and practical guidance for both immediate coping and long-term healing."
Judy Tatelbaum, author of The Courage to Grieve: "Compassionately offers understanding, comfort, and help for anyone facing the loss of a beloved pet."
Penelope Smith, author of Animals, Our Return to Wholeness: "A marvelous audio book giving three hours of valuable guidance to compassionately and gracefully help people through the grieving process. Teresa's voice is warm and clear. Her style is loving and thorough. She details how to cope, love and care for ourselves as we grieve, how to examine and clear emotions surrounding the animal's death and how to heal and find meaning in loss."
Carol Staudacher, author of Beyond Grief and
Men and Grief: "Wagner's profound experience with grief, and with those who grieve, has created the foundation for her extremely wise and hopeful
Legacies of Love. In this indispensable guide, Teresa Wagner offers understanding to survivors while providing them with both vital information and creative inspiration. This is a rich and in-depth resource for anyone who is dealing with the loss of an animal loved one."
Kim Lanham-Snyder, Director of Operations, Marin Humane Society: "Touching, moving, inspiring. An inspiration and opportunity for personal reflection. Listening to your genuine words of compassion reassured my beliefs and touched my heart. Your soft gentle voice expressed the compassion shared throughout the tapes. The entire content was brilliant and admirably detailed."
Barbara Derbin Reitz, MSW, LCSW: "Fills a gap in the animal loss literature...and offers a new message in a profound way. Finally, someone has integrated the psychological and spiritual aspects of grief recovery with grounded intelligence and tender compassion. Bravo!"
"I was inspired by the concept of 'love without limits' in the section on loving across species-comforting and beautiful!
~ Marijane Michalowicz, Medford Lakes, NJ
"Very realistic, powerful and helpful advice. While it is very educational, it lets the listener know that you are truly speaking from your heart and that you have definitely been there."
~ Jacqueline Ellis, Portland, OR
"The guided meditation is a very gentle, nurturing way to approach and embrace that which is so profoundly painful and scary...to finally acknowledge the passing of the beloved."
~ Donna Ferina, Albany, CA
"Your words have been a "bible" to me. They go with me everywhere, because when I feel a wave of pain I glance through your words and I know I'm not nutty for feeling this crazy pain."
~ Brooke Emsley, W. Boothbay, ME
"Teresa's voice was so loving and wonderful to hear and she makes me remember how much I'm loved by God and all those around me."
~ Maureen Averett, New Berlin, N