Death is one of two things. Either it is annihilation, and the dead have no consciousness of anything: or, as we are told, it is really a change: a migration of the soul from one place to another. ~ Socrates
Death and grief don’t only apply to humans. They teach us lessons to love and appreciate what we have before it’s gone.
Dr. Kriss Kevorkian is on a mission to help us learn these lessons through her ground-breaking research on environmental grief and ecological grief. As the human population increases, encroaching on the habitats of more and more animal species, we must do all we can to live with non-human animals rather than against them. Animals are not property or our entertainment. They are interconnected to us all, and we have to learn that now before we lose more species.
Kriss shares the following quote when she presents environmental grief:
But now, says the Once-ler, now that you’re here, the word of the Lorax seems perfectly clear. UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.
~ Dr. Seuss,
Dr. Kriss Kevorkian is a Thanatologist, educator, writer, international speaker on issues of end-of-life care, environmental grief and ecological grief. Kriss has a private practice supporting clients, and their families, through the end of life and their grief, and she facilitates a Death Cafe in her community.
For information, please contact Dr. Kevorkian through the contact form below.
Internet publications include:
When the Loved One You Cared For Dies, What Comes Next?
“Counseling the terminally ill and their families.” In I. Marini & Stebnicki (Eds.), Professional Counselor’s Desk Reference.
The photos of the common dolphins were taken by Brian Smith.
Comments or questions are welcome.
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