Discover ‘The Power of Joy in Giving to Animals’ by Dr. Linda R. Harper, Foreword and Contributions by Faith Maloney







The Power of Joy in Giving to Animals
By Dr. Linda R. Harper
Foreword and Contributions by Faith Maloney
Publication Date: September 2, 2014
Trade paperback, eBook

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What would it take to give all the animals the kind of lives that they deserve? How do we work together to attain this vision? The answer to both of these questions can be found within the hearts of the animal advocates and the beloved furry friends they help. The secret is joy.  Read on and uncover the infinite power of joy that is already present on your life-saving and life-enhancing journey of giving to the animals.  

A life of giving to animals offers amazing gifts of love, purpose, and contentment. But instead of experiencing joy and fulfillment, animal advocates often find themselves overwhelmed, sad, and depleted.

Clinical psychologist and lifelong animal lover Dr. Linda Harper offers insight into the personality of the animal advocate and provides strategies to help face the challenges and find the gifts of their life-saving  and life-enhancing journey. When we balance the desires and needs of each unique giving heart, we are at our best and joy flows freely and abundantly. Joy is the self-perpetuating, contagious, and powerful energy that is needed to bring us together to create a better world.

With a foreword and contributions by animal advocate Faith Maloney, Dr. Harper’s newest book aims to help individuals realize the gifts of their purposeful journey of helping animals, replenish their giving hearts, and become their best as they work toward creating a kinder world not only for animals, but for all living beings.  

Read reviews from esteemed animal advocates, authors, and members of the Human 

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LINDA R. HARPER, Ph.D., has been a clinical psychologist for over thirty years in private practice with her husband in the Chicagoland area.  As the founder of Blessed Bonds, a foster-based program, and  an advocate all of her life, she understands the unique challenges of following one’s passion to help the animals.  Dr. Harper gives workshops and  individual  consults on understanding and managing the stress that comes with loving and giving to animals.  She is an international speaker and has presented at animal welfare organizations and shelters, veterinarian hospitals, and conferences throughout the country, as well as internationally.

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FAITH MALONEY is one of the founders of Best Friends. She is a consultant in all aspects of animal care at the sanctuary, including the Best Friends clinic and adoption programs. She also writes articles on animal issues and animal care for Best Friends magazine and other publications.


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4 thoughts on “Discover ‘The Power of Joy in Giving to Animals’ by Dr. Linda R. Harper, Foreword and Contributions by Faith Maloney

  1. I am all about helping animals. I have had many over the years. Almost all of them were drop offs and they could not have found a better home. I have lost five in five years. They all had long lives with us. My most recent loss was in June. He was a outside dog and I brought him in to care for him the last few months of his life. The good Lord blessed me to be by his side when he took his last breath. I was in his ear telling him how loved he is and how wonderful he made my life. I have been grieving for five years, one baby after another leaving me. There was a part of me that did not want to get more because of the pain of losing them but….It is meant for me to love dogs, my life would not be complete without them. They are a childless womans dream come true. They all brought something very special to my life and I wish everyone would see the beauty they all posess. I have often said nothing will love you more than a dog. That is all that they do is love and I thank GOD for all of the ones I have had and the ones I have recently got. I have a house dog Sheba and two outside Maggie and Rocky. They are my pride and joy. I love anyone who loves animals. God bless you for taking care of them.

  2. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    I think it is fair to say that the vast majority of the people that I come into contact with online and in person are animal lovers. I have met a few who maintain that they do not like pets but in fact have usually been nervous around them. That being said, we still do not fully understand the connection we have with animals we share are homes with and this book looks very interesting.

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