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Conscious Living with Wendy Garrett is produced by Empower Radio and featured on empoweradio, iheart, itunes, stitcher and various independent youtube channels. Programs cover a wide range of Mind-Body-Spirit/Alternative Awareness/PSI topics, including: Consciousness, UFO, Metaphysics, Paranormal and Energy Medicine.

Ongoing personal experiences with extraordinary and unexplained seen/unseen phenomena underscore my belief in a world abundant with wonders we haven't yet begun to fathom.

Experiencers, via their unique encounters, give us glimpses and clues to what potentials creation has yet to reveal when we are willing to listen to the call of the muse and curious enough to table our fear and explore the unknown inner and outer limits of being.

And the answers are there, teasing us in quirks, quarks and fantastic anomalies.

My proof
- and that is the whole point of this reality thing being very personal and unique to the individual experiencer - the light beside me goes off for a moment and then comes on again as I am composing this introduction, underscoring the "quirk" factor and the representation of the ever-present, unseen support in this adventure.

Thank you for your interest and for listening. I hope you enjoy the shows! - wendy ... and the nightlights ;)

Monday, December 19, 2011

The Legacy of Beezer and Boomer ... and Doug Koktavy

"If you agree that pets are family members, you'll understand my crazy story. And if you have an aging pet or are going through a pet's fatal illness, I hope my experience helps in some small way to lessen the pain, dispel the fear, shed light on the process and provide a little peace. Most of all, I hope to encourage the realization that this isn't the worst of times; it is the richest of times." - Doug Koktavy

*A note from Wendy - Host of Conscious Living on Empower Radio: Over the years of working with animal lovers and animal caregivers and sharing their stories I have read numerous books. This book shines a light on the intimate moments still left to share as the life form you have come to know, love and cherish downshifts in preparation for transition to a higher plane.

We are very ill equipped to deal with death (and grief) in Western society. Doug manages to showcase how that might change and has two charming canine helpers assisting him in mapping a divine blueprint for that process.

The Legacy of Beezer and Boomer is an extraordinary read -- what should be a heartbreaking story of the grief of pet loss is a journey through transformation, release and transcendence. (Note: tears will flow.)

Emerging in the midst of the sadness is a deepening awareness and connection between all involved and an expansion and awakening to a greater capacity to love.

Inspired and inspiring... a remarkable legacy from/of two very beloved friends.

Praise for Beezer and Boomer -

“What a fabulous, heartfelt, and enjoyable read (assuming you don’t mind some crying). Doug adeptly describes his transition from skillful attorney, who takes pride in controlling the world around him, to a soul-searching student who, under the tutelage of his beloved four-legged mentors, strives to live in the moment. In the genre of ‘dog vignettes’ it’s mighty refreshing to read a journey of feelings rather than simply a comical description of life with a dog.”

- Dr. Nancy Kay, author of Speaking for Spot: Be the Advocate Your Dog Needs to Live a Happy, Healthy, Longer Life

Doug Koktavy is an multiple award-winning author, publisher and speaker. He is a Certified Counselor, Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement. Doug also is a moderator of the K9 Kidney Diet Yahoo Group and the Pet Grief Yahoo Group, and he is a member of the Bone Cancer Dogs Yahoo Group. He is on the Board of Directors of Bone Cancer Dogs, Inc., a New Jersey nonprofit corporation. He also is a volunteer with Safe Harbor Labrador Retriever Rescue. Currently an attorney in Denver, he enjoys biking, running and taking quiet walks with his new black Lab, Dory.

-- Doug Koktavy shares his story and book on Conscious Living with Wendy Garrett on Empower Radio. Get the podcast or listen on-demand at

*As a thank you for reading this column and/or listening to the show on Empower Radio -- a special rate on the book from Doug: Enter "Holiday" in the coupon code.

You are also invited to share your story with Doug. We are an amazing earth family.
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