Thursday, February 29, 2024
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Karen Litzinger, “Heal Your Heart” Are Featured on Pittsburgh’s Talkin Pets

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Karen Litzinger

Karen Litzinger, author of the CD/guidebook Heal Your Heart: Coping With the Loss of a Pet, will be the featured guest this Thursday for the nationally streamed radio show, Pittsburgh’s Talkin Pets on KQV AM 1410.

Heal Your Heart features Karen, a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Bereavement Facilitator, reading comforting messages, pet-focused affirmations, and even a guided meditation along with comforting accompanying harp music. The booklet provides supportive suggestions, information explaining the stages of grief and resources such as books and hotlines to assist the grieving person.

In addition to introducing the audience to her CD and discussing how she authored and produced it, Karen will discuss pet loss in general with the hosts. This will be her first appearance, but she will be a featured guest in the future as well.

The weekly radio show covers many topics and is hosted by Nan Cohen of KQV and Carol Boerino-Croft of Cozy Inn Pet Resort and Orchid Spa. Pittsburgh’s Talkin Pets is at 8:00 PM (usually 8:30, and the station website still reflects this) and is scheduled for rebroadcast on Saturday at 3:30 PM.  You can listen to the audio stream from any location at

Heal Your Heart: Coping With the Loss of a Pet
Heal Your Heart: Coping With the Loss of a Pet

Heal Your Heart was recently reviewed by the prestigious Spirituality and Health Magazine, March-April issue.

Also, in April, Heal From Pet Loss is teaming up with Color Me Mine paint your own pottery studio in Squirrel Hill to host a creative fundraiser for the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society in recognition of National Pet Parents Day, hosting a painting party on Sunday, April 25.

Karen will also be a featured speaker at the Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement Conference in May. She will be delivering a Guilt and Pet Loss Overview, as she describes:

Guilt is often a natural part of the grieving process. Because of our role as caretaker to a dependent animal, guilt can be even more significant in pet loss than with other losses. Whether we have made real or perceived mistakes, many of us can become stuck in an unforgiving grip of guilt. By understanding the nature of guilt we will be on our way to take back control of our thoughts, feelings and lives. This session will also review multiple strategies to combat guilt, whether for yourself or for people you assist, and will invite strategies from participants. We will take an in-depth look at how to use cognitive psychology principles to examine and reframe negative self-talk as a strategy to overcome guilt, including a hands-on exercise.

I had the honor of illustrating this CD, and I can attest to its effectiveness, and also to Karen’s comforting and gentle nature, and it’s my pleasure to promote Karen and her CD whenever I can. I’ve written about her on this blog in Heal Your Heart: Coping With the Loss of a Pet covering the content and creation of the CD, and in Heal Your Heart After Pet Loss, a Remarkable CD and Guidebook covering the more personal aspects of Karen’s journey from the loss of first one dog and then another, turning her experience into a creative effort.

You can also visit Karen’s website at, or on type in HealFromPetLoss (all one word) to follow events and activities related to pets and the CD.

For extra interest, check out Cozy Inn’s Zen approach to pet care at


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2 thoughts on “Karen Litzinger, “Heal Your Heart” Are Featured on Pittsburgh’s Talkin Pets

  • Michael, thank you so much for your link! I took a look but want to read when I get the chance. I’ll definitely link to you, and I often post related sites on Facebook as well. This broadcast begins in just a few minutes–I’m sure you can tune in from AU. Karen’s a wonderful person, and her CD is very different from other CDs. I’ll be in touch!

  • That is a great idea to have a pet loss CD. This is a very important area and I know many people are silently suffering. I want to do all that I can to help, I have a website with a list of poems that are not under copywright so any one is free to print them. I also admired the many beautiful illustrations. Regards Michael O’Donoghue


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