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Dr. Doug’s Holistic Message Reaches Sweden


I’m excited to announce that my fist book, Stand by Me: A Holistic Handbook for Animals, Their People and the Lives They Share Together, has been translated into Swedish! Yes, apparently the people of Sweden were excited by what they read and wanted to make the book more accessible to their countrymen and women. (Somehow I think the title is not an exact translation though).

This is a very unique book that addresses how to live a holistic lifestyle with your pet (dog or cat) throughout the various phases of life from birth to death. Many people have found the chapter on death and dying especially helpful and meaningful. In it I discuss the many difficult decisions we all face when we near the end of a pet’s life and how to deal with the inevitable grief.

A theme that runs through the book is the work of Edgar Cayce, considered by many to be the father of holistic medicine in the US. Before his death in the 1940s, Edgar Cayce founded the Association for Research and Enlightenment (ARE). You can find more information about this organization that continues to research the work of Edgar Cayce here.

I told my friends in Sweden to let me know when my book goes to number one on their best sellers list and I’ll swing over for a book tour. (I’m not holding my breath on that one). From my perspective, if even one person is comforted or finds something helpful from my work then it has all been worthwhile.

Stand by Me was originally published in 2003 and is currently out of print. But, I’ve squirreled away a few copies. The original price was $14.95. If you are interested in getting your hands on one, email me from this site and I’ll mail you a copy for $8.00 including shipping.

If you’ve read the book please let me know here what you thought of it.